Bernice Smith and Estelle White doing laundry - Riviera Beach, Florida

Bernice Smith and Estelle White doing laundry - Riviera Beach, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/166227
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Bernice Smith and Estelle White doing laundry - Riviera Beach, Florida

Image Number

  • Pr25425

Year

  • 1939

Date Note

  • Photographed in May 1939.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "10. Bernice Smith does the family laundry with the help of a neighbor girl, and will soon have need".

    Biography Note

  • Estelle White was Wilbur Roberts' daughter.

  • Biography Note

  • 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.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - sepia - 14 x 11 in.

Subject Term

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