In the Gallery: Early Cinema, 1896–1915

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August 16 2022


Bert Williams and Odessa Warren Grey in Lime Kiln Club Field Day (dir. Edwin Middleton, T. Hays Hunter, 1913), film stills. Courtesy Museum of Modern Art.
“I sell the shadow to support the substance.” Sojourner Truth, 1864
“This picture-making and picture-appreciating a power of great dignity and is closely allied to, if not identical with, the poetic and religious element of man’s nature.” Frederick Douglass, 1862
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington, 1901
"One ever feels his two-ness—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings." W.E.B. DuBois, 1903