Vivian Harsh Research Collection
of Afro-American History and Literature
Series IV. Photographs, 1948 – 1960s
Photo # and Photograph Description
001 Esther Burns, Haitian President Dumarsais Estimé, Eunice Johnson, Ben Burns and John H. Johnson during a trip to Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
002 Esther Burns, John Johnson, Eunice Johnson, Ben Burns and Haitian hosts in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
003 Esther Burns in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
004 Haitian hosts with John Johnson, Esther Burns, Eunice Johnson and Ben Burns, eating dessert in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
005 Haitian hosts with Esther Burns, Ben Burns, John Johnson and Eunice Johnson in Henri Christophe’s castle. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
006 Ben Burns in Haiti, Eunice Johnson in background. Photograph by Gordon Parks
007 Esther Burns, Haitian President Dumarsais Estimé, Eunice Johnson, Ben Burns and John H. Johnson during a trip to Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
008 Haitian host with John H. Johnson, Esther Burns, Eunice Johnson and Ben Burns in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
009 Haitian hosts with Esther Burns, John Johnson and Eunice Johnson reviewing a military parade in Haiti, 1948 (?). Photograph by Gordon Parks.
010 Esther Burns and Eunice Johnson standing in large archway in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
011 Esther Burns eating ice cream at table, Eunice Johnson to her left. In Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
012 Haitian hosts in Haiti (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns) standing outside in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
013 Esther Burns and ? in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
014 Pilots, Ben Burns and young girl on a plane in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
015 Ben Burns, John Johnson and Esther Burns on plane in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
016 John Johnson, Esther and Ben Burns with pilot outside of plane. Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
017 Couples dancing at a reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
018 John Johnson sitting behind Ben Burns in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
019 Esther Burns on balcony (to the right), photographer Gordon Parks visible in mirror (center). Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
020 Esther and Ben Burns and John Johnson outside of car, in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
021 Henri Christophe’s castle in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks
022 Harbor defense canon in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
023 Woman posing in swimsuit in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
024 Henri Christophe’s castle in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks
025 Henri Christophe’s castle, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks
026 Harbor fort in Haiti, 1948.? Photograph by Gordon Parks.
027 Harbor fort in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
028 Harbor fort in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
029 Boats on beach in Haiti in 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
030 Esther Burns at Henri Christophe’s castle. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
031 Harbor fort in Haiti, 1948. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
032 Henri Christophe’s castle. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
033 Esther Burns and Ellen Wright in Paris, 1950.
034 Esther Burns and John Johnson on deck chairs on cruise to Europe, 1950.
035 Esther Burns, Eunice Johnson and John Johnson looking out over rails of ship on cruise to Europe, 1950.
036 Esther Burns, Eunice Johnson and John Johnson at the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, 1950.
037 John Johnson on cruise to Europe, 1950.
038 Esther Burns, ?, Eunice Johnson and John Johnson in France, 1950.
039 Eunice and John Johnson and Esther Burns in Europe in 1950
040 Eunice Johnson, ?, Esther Burns, ?, ?, John Johnson in Europe, 1950.
041 Two women (including Esther Burns, perhaps the other woman is Eunice Johnson?) in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
042 Esther Burns’ relatives, Eunice Johnson, Esther Burns and John Johnson in Paris in 1950.
043 Street scene in Paris, Rue Des Saules, 1950
044 Esther Burns with a man and woman shopping in Paris, 1950
045 Artwork in restaurant (cartoon of boisterous dinner table)
046 Esther Burns and relatives in Paris, 1950.
047 Esther Burns and relatives in Paris, 1950.
048 Ben Burns and Esther Burns’ relatives in Paris, 1950.
049 Cars outside of George V Hotel in Paris, 1950
050 John Johnson in Rome, 1950
51 John Johnson and Ben Burns in Rome, 1950
052 Historic building in Rome, 1950
053 Esther Burns in Rome, 1950
054 Esther Burns in Rome, 1950
055 Ben Burns in Rome, 1950
056 Eunice Johnson and Esther Burns in Rome, 1950.
057 Eunice Johnson, Esther Burns with John Johnson (pointing) in Rome, 1950.
058 Eunice Johnson and Esther Burns in Rome, 1950.
059 Couple in Europe, 1950.
060 Eunice Johnson, man with beard and Esther Burns in Europe, 1950.
061 Man with beard with Esther Burns in Europe, 1950
062 Man with beard with Esther Burns in Europe, 1950
063 Ben Burns in France in 1950.
064 John Johnson, Eunice Johnson and Esther Burns in Paris in 1950.
065 Eunice Johnson, John Johnson and Esther Burns in Paris in 1950.
066 Buildings in France, 1950.
067 John Johnson in France in 1950.
068 Eunice Johnson and ? in France, 1950.
069 Esther Burns, unidentified woman, Eunice Johnson and John Johnson in France (?), 1950.
070 John Johnson, Esther Burns and Eunice Johnson getting coffee in Europe, 1950.
071 Eunice Johnson and ? in France, 1950.
072 Ellen Wright and Esther Burns in Paris, 1950.
073 Esther Burns with Ellen Wright, two women and children in Paris, 1950.
074 Esther Burns with Ellen Wright, two women and children in Paris, 1950.
075 Moulin de la Galette in France, 1950.
076 Street scene in Paris, 1950.
077 Esther Burns and ? at a chateau in France, 1950.
078 Esther Burns with ? in Europe, 1950.
079 Ben Burns and Esther Burns with ? in Europe, 1950.
080 Fountain in Paris, 1950.
081 Ellen Wright and Esther Burns in front of fountain in Paris, 1950.
082 Esther Burns and Ellen Wright in front of fountain in Paris, 1950.
083 Julia Wright in Paris, 1950.
084 Julia Wright in Paris, 1950.
085 Fountain in Paris, 1950.
086 Fountain in Paris, 1950.
087 Child with Julia Wright in Paris, 1950.
088 Esther Burns with ElleFn Wright in Paris, 1950.
089 Esther Burns with Ellen Wright in Paris, 1950.
090 Esther Burns with Ellen Wright in Paris, 1950.
091 John Johnson on cruise to Europe, 1950.
092 John Johnson on cruise to Europe, 1950.
093 Esther Burns and John Johnson on cruise to Europe, 1950.
094 Esther Burns, Eunice and John Johnson on cruise to Europe, 1950.
095 Esther Burns, Eunice and John Johnson on cruise to Europe, 1950.
096 John Johnson and Esther Burns on cruise to Europe, 1950.
097 Esther Burns and John Johnson being served on cruise to Europe, 1950.
098 Esther Burns and John Johnson being served on cruise to Europe, 1950.
099 Ben Burns with ? in Europe, 1950.
100 ? in Europe, 1950.
101 Monmartre street scene, 1950.
102 ? in front of Sacre Coeur in Monmartre, 1950
103 Esther Burns in Europe, 1950
104 Overview of houses and buildings in Europe, 1950.
105 John Johnson with a little girl in Paris, 1950.
106 Sydney Johnson (portrait)
107 Sydney Johnson (portrait)
108 Sydney Johnson (with life jacket)
109 Sydney Johnson (with life jacket)
110 Sydney Johnson (with life jacket)
111 Joe Curran, Pres., National Maritime Union
112 Joe Curran, Pres., National Maritime Union
113 Teresa Garcia in Havana, Cuba
114 Unidentified woman
115 Charlie Collins, Paris 1945 (WFTU)
116 Charlie Collins, Paris 1945, Harlem AFL, WFTU
117 P.L. Prattis, Pittsburg Courier, in front of Louvre
118 Unidentified delegate at WFTU
119 Unidentified delegate at WFTU
120 Unidentified delegates at WFTU
121 Unidentified delegates at WFTU
122 Unidentified delegates at WFTU
123 Ben Burns in his office at Ebony, 1940s
124 John Johnson and Ben Burns at Julius Rosenwald’s house, 1940s
125 Portrait of Ben Burns
126 Eunice Johnson, Ben Burns and ? at Julius Rosenwald’s house, 1940s
127 Ben Burns with one of his children on shoulders
128 Ben Burns shaking hands with Josephine Baker in his office at Ebony
129 Ben Burns
130 Ben and Esther Burns dancing at the Rhumboogie in 1954
131 Ben dancing with performers, large audience watching at the Rhumboogie in 1954
132 Ben sitting down after dancing, next to Esther Burns, surrounded by people at the Rhumboogie in 1954
133 Ben Burns looking at photo sheets
134 Ben and Esther Burns celebrating at club (?)
135 Ben Burns and ?
136 Ben Burns talking
137 Ben Burns smiling
138 Ben Burns with ?
139 Ben Burns flying a plane
140 Ben Burns
141 Ben Burns
142 Ben Burns in office with Janice Kingslow
143 Ben Burns reclining outside on rock wall
144 Ben Burns
145 Beatrice Pringle
146 Arthur J. Jackson
147 Will Thomas
148 William Fisher, author of The Waiters
149 Flynn Clarke Benson for Duke magazine
150 Nat D. Williams, radio station WDIA, Memphis, TN (for Duke magazine)
151 Ku Klux Klan, Charles Holland
152 Ku Klux Klan, Confrontation between Dr. Robert S. Pritchard and Klansman Charles Holland
153 Ku Klux Klan, Charles Holland on speaker’s platform
154 Ku Klux Klan, Attempt to secure 36 foot cross
155 Ku Klux Klan, Speaker’s platform
156 Ku Klux Klan, Dimmie Johnson
157 Ku Klux Klan, “Integration is Pollution”
158 Norman Darden (?)
159 Al Duckett and Ruby Dee
160 Sterling Hobbs
161 Marion Kaplan in Kenya
162 Marion Kaplan in Kenya
163 Marion Kaplan in Kenya
164 Marion Kaplan in Kenya
165 Mixed Marriages – Leon and Mary Russell
166 Mixed Marriages – Margaret (Peggy) Rusk and Guy Smith
167 Mixed Marriages – Marc Bolan and Gloria Jones and son Rolan
168 Mixed Marriages – Walter White and Poppy Cannon
169 Mixed Marriages – Frank Shifman (owner of Apollo), Bill Kenny and Mrs. Kenny (?)
170 Mixed Marriages – Donald Berry and his wife Eleanor (daughter of Mrs. Crutchfield)
171 Mixed Marriages – Mrs. Kenny, James Edwards and Bill Kenny (?)
172 Mixed Marriages – Mr. and Mrs. Crutchfield
173 Mixed Marriages – Mr. and Mrs. Crutchfield
174 Mixed Marriages – Mr. and Mrs. Crutchfield
175 Mixed Marriages – Mr. and Mrs. Crutchfield
176 Mixed Marriages – Henry Lewis and Marilyn Horne
177 Mixed Marriages – Monroe Jenkins and Martha Wood
178 Mixed Marriages – Leon and Mary Russell
179 Travel – African Art
180 Travel – African Art
181 Travel – African Art, market in Abidjan
182 Travel – African Art, Ivory Coast
183 Travel – African Art
184 Dungeon at Elmina
185 Iron gate at Elmina castle
186 Cannons outside Elmina castle
187 Woman outside Elmina castle
188 Elmina castle
189 Entrance to Elmina castle
190 Great court of Elmina castle
191 Iron-grated door at Elmina castle
192 View from inside castle dungeon
193 Local Ghanian girl next to Elmina castle moats
194 Cannon defending Elmina
Elmina negatives and photosheet
195 Northwestern class reunion
196 African soldiers in WWI
197 British mounted men crossing bridge, August 10, 1918
198 “English Spoken Here,” September 9, 1918
199 Scotch Highlanders participating in Bastille Day festivities
200 General Harts honored by citizens of St. Mihiel
201 French workers proud to wear the service mark of Uncle Sam’s workers, March 17, 1919
202 “Where Turkish Peace Delegates are Quartered,” June 23, 1919
203 “French Blue Devils Capture Immense Vase from Bulgars”
204 Wreckage of a Chateau in Somme, Chaulnes, France, 1917
205 Chateau ruins after German attack
206 Nouvelle salle du Musee de Cluny
207 Paris receives the Croix de Guerre
208 Fort in Manonviller
209 Hospital barrack scene in the Aisne district
210 Scene in front of the famous Pequin fashion shop in Paris, during the strike of the Midinettes
211 Temporary home of the League of Nations, June 19, 1919
212 General view of city of Soissons
213 Views of Palais D’Orsay where Peace Conference is held, January 29, 1919
214 Fireplace in the Grand Salon of the Palais D’Orsay, January 29, 1919
215 General Petain becomes marshall, December 26, 1918
216 Photographers record history of the World War, May 29, 1918
217 Paris, The City Beautiful, July 9, 1918
218 Secretary of War Newton D. Baker passing Harvard regiment, October 27, 1917
219 English retreat on Flanders front conducted in orderly manner, May 1, 1918
220 Members of Austrian Peace Delegation at St. Germain
221 The aftermath of the battle
222 Chateau destroyed by German attack, September 29, 1918
223 On the British Western front in France
224 Amid the Ruins of St. Mihiel
225 Holland pays respect to France on the 14th of July
226 On the way to guard German delegation at Versailles
227 Keeping the German delegates at Versailles within their bounds
228 Arras, beauty spot of France
229 Monchy now in the hands of the British, August 27, 1918
230 The water supply for the new Reims
231 Brest camp being put in shape, April 24, 1919
232 German peace delegates arrive in Paris
233 Place de la Concorde in Paris
234 “In the wake of the Hun”
235 Early morning bombardment of German trenches
236 British reinforcements and supplies for service in Flanders
237 Two men and a woman speaking in war ruins
238 Soldiers and officers in barracks
239 Place de la Concorde
240 In this devastated district, a poilu hesitates among the ruins to write to his loved ones at home
241 French Minister of Health conversing with Royal Nurse
242 Ruined church
243 Ancient tarbes greets favored son in old Basque tongue
244 Attigny digging itself out of ruins
245 A captured German dugout in the Somme district
246 New system of alarm to announce air raids in Paris
247 New system of alarm for air raids
248 Desolation of a church, 1917
249 Gas tanks near Paris shot full of holes
250 Rebuilding bridge over the Aisne
251 Mass in the trenches
252 Combles – famous battlefield, October 7, 1918
253 Christening on a French battlefield on site of destroyed church
254 Preparing the battlefield for a harvest of peace
255 Rembercourt-aux-Pots: French soldiers drawing water at a public well for use at a base hospital, January 13, 1918
256 A cantonment in a farm house destroyed by German attacks, 1917
257 Military officers on field, December 22, 1917
258 Cologne cathedral once used as war hospital
259 The path to the front line trench
260 French veterans honor George Washington in Paris, August 4, 1918
261 Street scene in France, in the rain
262 Poilus and Tommies meet on Picardy front
263 Crowds waiting for a parade (?)
264 How Paris is combating the high cost of living
265 Aquatic shots in Paris
266 Elisha’s well, British military activity in Palestine and Mesopotamia
267 “Old Jericho”
268 Czech army in France
269 German Gotha which has been brought down by the anti aircraft forces of London
270 French cavalry
271 Athletic meet
272 Lieut. Ed Rickenbacher at an American aviation field in France
273 French soldiers fighting behind a barricade of German supplies
274 Anzacs and Chasseurs help Liberty Loan in New York, May 2, 1918
275 Ste. Catherine in Paris
276 Paris Fair opened on the Esplanade des Invalides, 1919
277 Vedrines and Guillain’s funerals in Paris, Gare de Lyon
278 Mr. Rebot (?) speaking to the troops on the Marne battlefield
279 Funeral of fallen French hero, August 16, 1918
280 French mounted Chassuers fighting in the Aisne sector, May 1, 1918
281 In Champagne, walking through village
282 Ruins after German attack
283 “A Happy Poilu”
284 Bastille Day in France
285 Calling the roll in a Chinese labor camp in France
286 Chalons-sur-Marne, a review of military societies by French officers on All Saints Day, November 1, 1917
287 Independent state of Hedjaz rally to cause
288 Moquet Farm in France before, during and after bombardment
289 Cross country girls team in Paris
290 Meuse-Bar le Duc; Returning the artistic doors of the Cathedral of Verdun, removed during bombardment
291 King Nicholas in exile celebrates 78th anniversary
292 Retirement home of President Poincare
293 Noyon, August 31, 1918
294 Signing the Peace Pact with Austria
295 “Cambrai Since the Germans were Driven Out”
296 Franco-American troops recapture Villers Cotteret
297 Village occupied by French and British troops
298 French soldiers boarding a transport for “somewhere” in the Mediterranean
299 In the mountain’s forest
300 Honoring French heroes, February 7, 1918
301 In the historic tower of London which may be the ex-Kaiser’s prison
302 British soldiers construct entanglements
303 Cardiff Miner’s Glee Club
304 Armistice terms signed in French city
305 Cleaning up the Noyon Road, October 11, 1918
306 Ruined sectors in Senlis, France
307 Remains of Cathedral Ypres viewed by U.S. Congressional Committee, April 30, 1919
308 A “rock” of plaster conceals a man in the pit beneath, January 12, 1918
309 A café amidst the ruins of a French town
310 President Wilson visits battlefields
311 Church of St. Gervais in Paris
312 New great Italian drive on Isonzo Front, June 12, 1917
313 British Western Front
314 War ruins
315 Battle Ceantigny (?)
316 Battle Ceantigny (?)
317 Reconquered Alsace
318 Ruins in the Somme
319 Armentieres, the scene of heavy fighting during fight of Flanders front
320 Destruction in Belgium
321 Aquatic sports in Paris
322 Cemetery at the Villa of Crion
323 German air raids on Paris
324 Railroad yard destroyed by explosions
326 Count Brockdorff arrives at Versailles for Peace Treaty
327 Turkish delegates arrive for Peace Conference
328 House where Joffre was born in Pyrenees mountains
329 Aquatic sports in Paris
330 Woodsawing contest in Alsace
331 Cambrai in flames
332 “The Scourge of the Hun”
333 Ruins of village, French troops bivouac
334 Devastated villages
335 “Where American troops are now facing the enemy” (Aisne)
336 Newspaper correspondents at Verdun
337 Ruins of a building
338 French detachments at Beni Selah, January 19, 1918
339 Marville again in British hands
340 French woman doing laundry
341 Children of ruined French villages, May 1, 1918
342 General Pershing’s new headquarters in Paris
343 Scene of most recent French offensive, August 31, 1918
344 Bridge east of Soissons destroyed
345 Result of German air raid in France
346 Members of German delegations at Versailles
347 The Portuguese
348 Engineers erecting curtains of burlap
349 Family searching for valuables among ruins
350 French and Italian troops fighting on Italian-Austrian front
351 French soldier preparing dinner in wreckage, December 26, 1917
352 Ruined city of Monchy
353 Fort de Manonviller
354 General with group of soldiers in France (?)
355 U.S. Ambassador Wallace laying stone for monument commemorating America’s intervention
356 German delegates leaving Berlin for Peace Conference, May 27, 1919
357 View of Damloup village in Verdun
358 Historic church built in sixteenth century, destroyed
359 “Old Jericho”
360 Hindenburg mine broken, British enter Bapaume
361 Courtyard of the George Hotel, London, July 9, 1919
362 Man in public telephone booth in Stockholm, May 25, 1919
363 American Stretchers Bearers passing through streets, France
364 French officers play with French flag, August 4, 1918
365 French officers play with French flag, August 4, 1918
366 Boulevards without traffic
367 King of Spain (Alfonse) decorates graves of French soldiers, November 11, 1919
368 Preparing an American camp in Marne district
369 German trench captured by French, 1918
370 King George’s visit to France
371 Traffic policing in France
372 Communication wires and trenches
373 Having soup in the ruins of Clermont in Argonne
374 Alsatians in Paris honor dead, July 4, 1919
375 French re-enforcements capture many Germans on Picardy Front, May 1, 1918
376 Putting the German atrocities before the Paris public
377 French ammunition carts in Somme
378 Entrance to cave where Germans were captured
379 German envoys leaving Peace Council, May 17, 1919
380 Church decorations taken from German vandals
381 French engineers on the Marne
382 Construction in France
383 French soldiers roasting coffee, 1918
384 Music in the trenches
385 French soldiers at the Invalides
386 A French sentry post
387 One woman and soldiers in and around trenches
388 French soldiers wearing respirators
389 Distant view of Mametz showing battered German trenches, August 27, 1918
390 French soldier burying fallen soldiers
391 French fighting side by side with English and Americans on Flanders front
392 British and French fight side by side
393 Alsatian village scene
394 French soldiers en route to relieve comrades in Somme
395 An attendant at Chateau St. Germain signals news of peace with Austria, September 29, 1919
396 “The Fall of Peronne” in Germany
397 Damages to church of Notre Dame, Malines as a result of German bombardment
398 General Bliss leaving Chateau of St. Germain after signing of peace with Austria, September 29, 1919
399 Destruction in Marne
400 Tower of London where ex-Kaiser may be imprisoned, July 9, 1919
401 Hole in streets of Belgrade caused by a 12 inch hand grenade dropped by an Austrian airplane
402 Two soldiers in Verdun
403 Detachment of Mule Machine Gun Corps in Champagne, August 8, 1918
404 Stone wall fortress of Belgrade demolished by explosive Austrian shell
405 Foch’s reserves rush to reinforce lines on Oise, May 21, 1918
406 Wounded soldiers at the Pyramids in Egypt
407 Matigny, a reconstructed home in a French village
408 Row boats on French river
409 French men cultivating gardens
410 Paris camouflages its valuable monuments
411 Paris theaters
412 French army raises rabbits, August 7, 1918
413 Guynemeyer’s Memorial
414 Celebration of 5th anniversary of Battle of the Marne
415 Honorable Artillery Co. training on Blackheath
416 French solider uncovers mutilated figure of Jesus
417 French commanders observation post and dugout
418 5th anniversary celebration of Battle of the Marne in the Old Cathedral of Heaux, September 8, 1918
419 Frencch cavalry in Somme district
420 Execution post at Vincennes where Bolo Pasha and Duval, French traitors, were executed by a firing squad, August 8, 1918
421 German observation station, June 4, 1918
422 Scene in Noyon
423 Berlin amusement palace burned, April 9, 1919
424 “French soldiers taking a hasty cover”
425 Aisne; trench-like commander’s post
426 Erecting a canopy of leaves
427 French soldiers examine papers of discharged German soldiers, February 8, 1919