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Rediscovering the Hall Brothers: Race and Photography in Denver

May 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In 2014, Megan Friedel, curator of photography at History Colorado, discovered a collection of photographs at the museum that were allegedly taken by an African American photographer in Denver in the early 1900s. As she researched the collection, Friedel discovered that that true story of the photos was far more complicated. Photographers Herman, Harold and Edmeaux Hall were mixed-race brothers of African and French descent, and their images revealed a complex story of racial migration to Denver and why a family would choose to “pass” as white in the city between 1910 and 1930.

In February 2015, Friedel presented her research on the Hall family photographs at History Colorado. Shortly after, and thirty years after the collection was donated to the museum, more than 100 additional photos taken by the Hall brothers were discovered in a basement in Curtis Park. Join curator Friedel as she presents the new chapter of her research on the Hall family and their photos and pieces together what this new discovery means for understanding race relations in Denver in the early twentieth century.

Tickets: $4-$5

More info and tickets: http://www.historycolorado.org/event/rediscovering-hall-brothers-race-and-photography-denver


May 23, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, 80203 United States
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