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State Archives of Florida
Bernice Smith and Estelle White doing laundry - Riviera Beach, Florida.
Collection number M88-73
Accompanying note: "10. Bernice Smith does the family laundry with the help of a neighbor girl, and will soon have need".
Estelle White was Wilbur Roberts' daughter.
In the summer of 1939, Works Projects Administration (WPA) photographer and artist Charles C. Foster was assigned to take photographs for Florida Writers Project (FWP) writer Veronica Huss' profile of the "Conchs" (Bahamian immigrants) of Riviera Beach. Armed with his Reflex-Korelle single-lens camera and four rolls of 12 exposure black and white film, Foster spent the day photographing Veronica and her subjects - immigrants from the Bahamas, who were derisively referred by locals as "Conchs". While the book was never published, the WPA's Florida Art Project used the images for a traveling exhibit titled "Conch Town" that toured the nation between 1939 and 1943.
Subject - Person
Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
Foster, Charles C. Bernice Smith and Estelle White doing laundry - Riviera Beach, Florida. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/166227>, accessed 4 October 2022.
Foster, Charles C. Bernice Smith and Estelle White doing laundry - Riviera Beach, Florida. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/166227>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Foster)