African Americans in Pennsylvania

This collection brings together selected materials created by, depicting, or about African Americans in Pennsylvania. Includes photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials. (This collection does not include all materials of African American interest from across all our collections, so search the full Digital Library for more results.)

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A collection of 107 photographs and 3 postcards, mostly taken by Walter Timothy, Jr., an African-American sailor from Philadelphia. The vast majority of the images are shipboard or related, while a few are (mostly older) images of the Timothy family. Service records indicate that Walter Timothy, Jr. enlisted in the Navy in 1911 and served throughout the duration of World War I on convoy ships and escorts. The vast majority of the naval images represented here (and likely all of them) were taken during World War I.