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The great Charles “Teenie” Harris took this photo of ladies club members “Debs About Town” in 1941 on a step outside of the University of Pittsburgh’s Falk School. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art.

Eartha Kitt photographed by the legendary Charles “Teenie” Harris in May 1966, leaping though a poster to launch a Citizens Committee on Hill District Renewal program on Vine and Colwell Streets in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Harris (1908-1998) was a photographer who captured the full-spectrum of African American life for over forty years, primarily as one of the principal photographers for the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. Few photographers anywhere captured us so well: from family life to beauty contests to sporting events, social life, civil rights demonstrations and visiting celebrities, Mr. Harris was there with the Speed Graphic camera that he would use well into the 1970s. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art

Eartha Kitt photographed by the legendary Charles “Teenie” Harris in May 1966, leaping though a poster to launch a Citizens Committee on Hill District Renewal program on Vine and Colwell Streets in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Harris (1908-1998) was a photographer who captured the full-spectrum of African American life for over forty years, primarily as one of the principal photographers for the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. Few photographers anywhere captured us so well: from family life to beauty contests to sporting events, social life, civil rights demonstrations and visiting celebrities, Mr. Harris was there with the Speed Graphic camera that he would use well into the 1970s. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art

Dancer Rosita Lockhart, who was one half of the ballroom dance team of Tony and Rosita, photographed in 1940 by Pittsburgh photography legend Charles “Teenie” Harris. The following caption accompanied this picture in the March 23, 1940 edition of The Pittsburgh Courier: “Dancer Has Versatility, Beauty, Glamor - Lovely Rosita, pulchritudinous partner of Tony in the ballroom dance team of Tony and Rosita, currently featured at the Harlem Casino, has more than the beauty shown here. She and Tony, who have played the best-known spots in the Midwest, have an eye-filling array of costumes and a dance to go with each one. Their repertoire includes eight different types of dances which they perform with superb grace and practiced ease”. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art.

Dancer Rosita Lockhart, who was one half of the ballroom dance team of Tony and Rosita, photographed in 1940 by Pittsburgh photography legend Charles “Teenie” Harris. The following caption accompanied this picture in the March 23, 1940 edition of The Pittsburgh Courier: “Dancer Has Versatility, Beauty, Glamor - Lovely Rosita, pulchritudinous partner of Tony in the ballroom dance team of Tony and Rosita, currently featured at the Harlem Casino, has more than the beauty shown here. She and Tony, who have played the best-known spots in the Midwest, have an eye-filling array of costumes and a dance to go with each one. Their repertoire includes eight different types of dances which they perform with superb grace and practiced ease”. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art.

I thought this would be a good time to share more about Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908-1998). He was a photographer who captured the full-spectrum of African American life for over forty years, primarily as one of the principal photographers for the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. Few photographers anywhere captured us so well: from family life to beauty contests to sporting events, social life, civil rights demonstrations and visiting celebrities, Mr. Harris was there with the Speed Graphic camera that he would use well into the 1970s.

I thought this would be a good time to share more about Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908-1998). He was a photographer who captured the full-spectrum of African American life for over forty years, primarily as one of the principal photographers for the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. Few photographers anywhere captured us so well: from family life to beauty contests to sporting events, social life, civil rights demonstrations and visiting celebrities, Mr. Harris was there with the Speed Graphic camera that he would use well into the 1970s.

Allyce Brookes was captured by photography legend Charles “Teenie” Harris playing a mirrored piano at Crawford Grill No. 2 room in Pittsburgh, sometime in the 1940s. I really wish I knew more about this woman. If you do, let me know in the comment section. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art - Historic Pittsburgh Image Collection.

Barbara Smith (right) and another model pose for the legendary Pittsburgh photographer, Charles “Teenie” Harris, backstage at a fashion show around 1969. Barbara Smith would go on to a successful modeling career and become even better known as a restaurateur, lifestyle expert and entrepreneur, B. Smith. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art/Heinz Family Fund.

Barbara Smith (right) and another model pose for the legendary Pittsburgh photographer, Charles “Teenie” Harris, backstage at a fashion show around 1969. Barbara Smith would go on to a successful modeling career and become even better known as a restaurateur, lifestyle expert and entrepreneur, B. Smith. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art/Heinz Family Fund.

Billy Eckstine and Lena Horne captured by the iconic photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris at the Loendi Club in Pittsburgh, October 1944. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art.