Meta Warrick's 1907 'Negro Tableaux' and (Re)Presenting African American Historial Memory, by W. Fitzhugh Brundage

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"Zip Coon" sheet music cover (1834)

A life-group exhibit at the U.S. National Museum depicts a Kwakiutl hamatsa initiate and attendants (1896)

Meta Warrick’s Scene on a Slave Plantation diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s A Fugitive Slave diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Organizing a Church in a Blacksmith Shop diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Freedman's First Cabin diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s The Beginnings of Negro Education diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Response to the Call to Arms diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s On His Own Farm diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Contractors and Builders diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s The Savings Bank diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s An After Church Scene diorama (1907)

Old Time Cabin, photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston (c. 1900)

Old African American Couple Eating at the Table by Fireplace, Rural Virginia, photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston (c. 1900?)

A [Hampton] Graduate's Home, photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston (c. 1898)

A Graduate (Dining) at Home, photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston (c. 1900?)

A photograph presented by W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle of a parlor room in the home of an African American teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana (c. 1900)

Interior of the Negro Building at the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (1907)

"Dahomey Village in Parade on the Midway," displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893)

Postcard depicting the Negro Building at the 1907 Jamestown Exposition (1907)

A portrait of the artist Meta Vaux Warrick (1877–1968) from 1907, the year she created the Jamestown Exposition tableaux (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Landing of First Twenty Slaves at Jamestown diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Defending Master's Home in Civil War diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Improved Home Life diorama (1907)

Meta Warrick’s Commencement Day diorama (1907)