Lot 61
Charles "Teenie" Harris

Intersection of Wylie Avenue and Fullerton Street with parked Owl cab and corner bar, Hill District

Kodak safety film
11 x 14
Signed on the recto
Donated anonymously

From 1936 to 1975, Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) was a staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation's most influential Black newspapers. This image shows the world-famous Crawford Grill, a renowned jazz club located in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. During its heyday in the 1950s and 60s, the Crawford Grill hosted locally and nationally–recognized jazz acts, and was an important social gathering spot for Pittsburgh's African–American communities. Harris documented nearly all of the notable events in the city as well as a wide range of activities in the daily lives of African Americans.

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