Photographer Thomas E. Askew took this photo of six musicians with their instruments in his home studio on Summit Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. The Library of Congress has identified the sitters from left: the photographer’s twin sons Clarence and Norman Askew, son Arthur Askew, neighbor Jake Sansome, and sons Robert and Walter Askew.
This image is part of a Library of Congress Collection, African American Photographs Assembled for the 1900 Paris Exhibition, now fully searchable in NINES. Many of these images were gathered into volumes by W.E.B. Du Bois depicting “Negro Life in Georgia, U.S.A.,” providing a glimpse into the homes, the churches and daily lives of African Americans at the turn of the twentieth century.
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