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Unidentified Photographer

A group of tailors at Tuskegee

Date ca. 1909
Dimensions Image: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (13.9 x 9.6 cm)
Mat: 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (35.3 x 27.7 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

These tailors were products of Washington's philosophy on vocational training. The tools of the trade-scissors, rulers, and tape measures on the floor in front of the group and around three of the tailors' necks-emphasize the practical nature of their training, which prepared them to leave school and be economically self-sufficient.

Credit line

Gift of Daniel Cowin, 1990

Feedback Accession No. 882.1990