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All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samual Roberts

by Dinah Johnson

Published by Henry Holt, 1998
32 pages
ISBN: 0-8050-5456-1

Ages 4 - 12

Richard Samuel Roberts, a self-trained studio photographer, was known around Columbia, South Carolina, for his distinguished photographs of the African-American citizenry in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to weddings, graduations, and family portraits, he photographed baseball teams, magicians, school children, and musicians. Whatever the occasion, the people captured in these photos taken by Mr. Roberts look serious, hopeful and, above all, proud. Dinah Johnson has skillfully arranged the images so that young readers will see them not as a random assortment of old photos, but as one man's life work and legacy. Her brief accompanying text encourages children to study these mostly anonymous faces and to wonder who they were and what their lives were like. Like an old family photo album, this is a book we want to return to again and again. CCBC categories: Historical People, Places and Events; The Arts.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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