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Flashes of Genius: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten: A Book of Postcards 
 
  
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Paperback 
60 pages 
Hill Street Press 
Published 2001 
  
About the Author 
  
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1966) is best known as the preeminent photographer of the Harlem Renaissance. His work is today a centerpiece of the Library of Congress collections.  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
The address book of Carl Van Vechten, novelist, critic, and photographer, could easily have been mistaken for a Who's Who of American luminaries in the arts, academe, civil rights, and politics. From the 1930s until his death in 1966, he photographed significant African American men and women of genius-friends, acquaintances, and those he admired. The 24 detachable postcards in this book include photographs of Marian Anderson, Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Cab Calloway, W. E. B. DuBois, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Mahalia Jackson, and Richard Wright.
 
  
 
  

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Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Critical Assessment (Studies in African American History and Culture) 
  
Leon Coleman
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The Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten 
  
Keith F. Davis; Van Vechten (Photographer); & Hallmark Cards Inc.
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Slumming in New York: From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem 
  
Robert Dowling (Author)
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Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964 
  
Langston Hughes; Van Vechten; & Emily Bernard (Editor)
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Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten 
  
Langston Hughes; Van Vechten; & Emily Bernard (Editor)
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A Bibliography of the Work of Carl Van Vechten 
  
Bruce Kellner
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The Splendid Drunken Twenties: Selections from the Daybooks, 1922-1930 
  
Van Vechten; & Bruce Kellner (Editor)
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Nigger Heaven 
  
Van Vechten; & Kathleen Pfeiffer (Introduction)
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The Tiger in the House 
  
Carl Van Vechten
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Flashes of Genius: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten: A Book of Postcards 
  
Carl Van Vechten
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