Close-up view of a pelican - Riviera Beach, Florida

Close-up view of a pelican - Riviera Beach, Florida


Image Number

  • Pr25435

Year

  • 1939

Date Note

  • Photographed in May 1939.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "20. while old Bill waits patiently for the scraps."

    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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Chicago Manual of Style

Foster, Charles C. Close-up view of a pelican - Riviera Beach, Florida. 1939. Sepia photoprint, 14 x 11 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/166235>, accessed 30 July 2016.

MLA

Foster, Charles C. Close-up view of a pelican - Riviera Beach, Florida. 1939. Sepia photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Jul. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/166235>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Foster)