The African American Experience: Photographs of the American South in the Early 1900s

This exhibit of photographs were donated to the Library District’s permanent collection for an exhibition at West Las Vegas Library in 1990.

H.C. White Co. and Underwood & Underwood originally published these photos as stereographs, which were an early form of three-dimensional photograph popular in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The images on view represent Black life in the American South from 1900 to 1903, after the Civil War and Reconstruction, in the beginning decades of Jim Crow segregation laws.

On exhibit at Sahara West Library gallery from December 13, 2022 through February 25, 2023

Reception: Thursday-December 15, 2022-from 5-7pm

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM