Saturday, January 12, 2013

Brown Madonna and Child by Edward L. Allen

Brown Madonna and Child - Photographed by Edward Latimore Allen in 1930.

Harlem photographer Edward L. Allen (1907-1977)

Edward Allen grew up in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance period.  When Allen was 16 years old and still a student at DeWitt Clinton High School, he accepted an apprenticeship at a white owned company that supported end encouraged talented African-Americans.

Edward Allen's photography studio was located at 213 West 121st Street in Harlem.  Allen did portraiture photography and other commissioned work for advertising.  Allen's career as a professional photographer ended when he enlisted in the US Army.  After the army Edward Allen live the remainder of his life in Washington D.C.

    Video of Edward Latimore Allen working in his studio in Harlem, New York


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