Mar 16, 2012
I feel vicariously overjoyed looking at this photograph by Teenie Harris…
More from Teenie Harris…
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Category: Cute, Food & Drink, History
I hope no one burst his bubble by telling him that it’s mostly air.
So are balloons. And bubbles, for that matter.
A lot of the fun stuff kids love turn out to be mostly air.
This picture is HILARIOUS.
That kid really freaking loves cotton candy.
Hahahaha, that’s awesome :D Anyone else notice that most of those children are blacks? The lady doing it is white, but I wonder where all the white children are. Maybe they made the black children wait until the whites had their fill?
Maybe it’s a block party in a black neighborhood. Maybe its a carnival put on by a black church. Lots of maybes, why assume the worst?
Anna, the first thing I noticed was that all the children are children.
Amen! There isn’t a ghost behind every door. And as a black person, I fight to remind myself of that. So here, Anna, that was a bit unwarranted.
Awesome- you can project racism outside the frame- totally proves it’s in your mind, not in reality, and you, in fact, are a racist.
Bloody hell, calm down people. I don’t think she was being racist at all, but considering the time this photograph was taken she’s merely wondering what occasion is behind the photograph.
Not to pile on you Anna, but your mind is broken if you look at this picture an insert some hypothetical racist back story. Can’t a kid just be a soon to be hyped up on sugar kind of happy kid?
Now, imagine the kid all sugared up after eating that. He’ll probably be able to fly!
MeThinks his son might have met president Obama many years later…
Seek out poston twenty two words and you will figure it out.
All are black probably because it’s 1945, and racial segregation was still rampant
I like the dreamy expression on the kind to the right with his head in his hands… :)
Teenie Harris, aka “One shot Harris”, was the photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, the prominent black newspaper at that time. He left an amazing collection of photographs chronicling decades of life in the black community and society in the Pittsburgh area, and the collection is revered by whites as well as blacks. Teenie Harris is a national treasure and his life’s work is housed in the Pittsburgh History Center.
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