African American visual arts collection
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African American visual arts collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Title: African American visual arts collection
Dates: 1860-1957, undated
Quantity: 97.0 Image(s)
Identification: ahc.VIS68

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains various types of visual images, including photographs, lithoghraphs, posters, and prints from periodicals, pertaining to African Americans. Included in the collection are stereotypical racist pictures and postcards; photographs of African Americans working as domestics, agricultural laborers, musicians, streetcar conductors, etc.; portraits of African American women, men, and children; prints depicting significant events, such as the Fort Pillow Massacre and the Atlanta race riots of 1906, and people, such as Booker T. Washington and John Brown; and photographs of African American neighborhoods, housing, and institutions.


Index Terms

African American agricultural laborers
African American businesspeople--Georgia
African American businesspeople--Georgia--Atlanta
African American children--Georgia--Atlanta
African American construction workers
African American families--Georgia--Atlanta
African American farmers
African American nurses
African American photographers
African American prisoners--Georgia--Atlanta
African American sculpture
African American women artists
African American women--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--Caricatures and cartoons
African Americans--Clothing--Georgia
African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta
Blackshear of Macon, photography
Brown, John, 1800-1859
C.W. Motes (Atlanta, Ga.)
Cotton Pickers
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Emancipation Proclamation
Fort Pillow, Battle of, Tenn., 1864
Hartsfield, William Berry
Herndon, Alonzo, 1858-
Jackson, James M.
Kelly, Andrew T.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1864
McKinley, William, 1843-1901
McQueen, Butterfly
Morrison, Hal
Mrs. L. Condon, photography
Redden & Vickery, photographers.
Simon, Jewel W.
Tuskegee Institute
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

African American visual arts collection, VIS 68, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


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VIS 68.01VIS 68.01VIS 68.01 The Brodnax family children and their African American nurse, Loula, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.02VIS 68.02VIS 68.02 African American child playing ukulele and sitting on a bushel basket of cotton, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.03VIS 68.03VIS 68.03 African American child dressed in a sack coat, long pants, and a hat, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.04VIS 68.04VIS 68.04 Portrait of child, Alma Glenn, holding an African American doll and a white doll, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.05VIS 68.05VIS 68.05 Hilliard Jesse Brezeal, chauffeur for F.H. Inman of Atlanta, Georgia, 1920s ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.06VIS 68.06VIS 68.06 First barbecue of the Atlanta Master Plumber Association, including the African American wait staff, 1897 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.07VIS 68.07VIS 68.07 Barbecue pit at the Atlanta Exposition, depicting African Americans preparing the food, 1896 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.08VIS 68.08VIS 68.08 African American chain gang working on road construction in West End, Atlanta, Georgia, 1928 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.09VIS 68.09VIS 68.09 African American chain gang working on road construction in West End, Atlanta, Georgia, 1928 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.10VIS 68.10VIS 68.10 A street in West End, Atlanta, Georgia, including African American chain gang working on road construction, 1928 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.11VIS 68.11VIS 68.11 Four unidentified African American women agricultural laborers, circa 1900-1920 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.12VIS 68.12VIS 68.12 Four unidentified African American male agricultural laborers harvesting hay, circa 1916 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.13VIS 68.13VIS 68.13 Unidentified African American woman driving an ox cart, circa 1870-1880 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.14VIS 68.14VIS 68.14 Four unidentified African American laborers unloading hay, circa 1910-1920 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.15VIS 68.15VIS 68.15 Unidentified African American male with a horse-drawn wagon hauling hay, circa 1910-1920 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.16VIS 68.16VIS 68.16 Unidentified African American female child picking cotton, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.17VIS 68.17VIS 68.17 African American child nurse and white child, circa 1900-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.18VIS 68.18VIS 68.18 Infant Frances Connally with unidentified African American female child nurse, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.19VIS 68.19VIS 68.19 The Connally residence, family, and unidentified African American female domestic, 1883 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.20VIS 68.20VIS 68.20 Unidentified African American male construction worker on top of a watertower, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.21VIS 68.21VIS 68.21 Unidentified African American gentleman, circa 1890-1910 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.22VIS 68.22VIS 68.22 Unidentified African American female, 1912 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.23VIS 68.23VIS 68.23 Unidentified African American female, circa 1910-1920 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.24VIS 68.24VIS 68.24 Four African American males in a pie-eating contest, circa 1910-1920 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.25VIS 68.25VIS 68.25 Unidentified African American couple, circa 1910-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.26VIS 68.26VIS 68.26 Unidentified African American female, circa 1885 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.27VIS 68.27VIS 68.27 African American male laborers loading cotton onto a cargo ship, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.28VIS 68.28VIS 68.28 African American workers in a broom factory, circa 1900-1920 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.29VIS 68.29VIS 68.29 African American domestics boarding a streetcar, 1939 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.30VIS 68.30VIS 68.30 African American domestics waiting for a streetcar, 1939 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.31VIS 68.31VIS 68.31 African American child nurse tending to a child, 1939 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.32VIS 68.32VIS 68.32 African American sculptor, Jewel W. Simon, circa 1940-1950 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.33VIS 68.33VIS 68.33 African American sculptor, Jewel W. Simon, working on a sculpture, circa 1957 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.34VIS 68.34VIS 68.34 Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield meeting with African Americans, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.35VIS 68.35VIS 68.35 Stereotypical racist image depicting two African American boys fighting over a watermelon, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.36VIS 68.36VIS 68.36 African Americans sitting in the back of a streetcar in Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1890-1910 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.37VIS 68.37VIS 68.37 African Americans sitting in the back of a streetcar in Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1890-1910 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.38VIS 68.38VIS 68.38 The Fulton County Alms House with an unidentified African American woman in background, 1898 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.39VIS 68.39VIS 68.39 African American child nurse, Charlotte Scott, tending to a child, circa 1920s ( 1.0 )
 

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VIS 68.40VIS 68.40VIS 68.40 White and African American employees of Atlanta Bottling Company, circa 1890-1910 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.41VIS 68.41VIS 68.41 Hermitage Plantation slave cabins on Jekyll Island, Georgia, circa 1900-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.42VIS 68.42VIS 68.42 Unidentified African American Civil War veteran, circa 1880-1900 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.43VIS 68.43VIS 68.43 Family of African American cotton pickers in Georgia, 1898 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.44VIS 68.44VIS 68.44 President William McKinley's visit to Tuskegee Institute with African American students, faculty, and administration, circa 1897-1901 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.45VIS 68.45VIS 68.45 President William McKinley's visit to Tuskegee Institute with African American students, faculty, and administration, circa 1897-1901 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.46VIS 68.46VIS 68.46 Unidentified residence with two white children and an African American servant, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.47VIS 68.47VIS 68.47 Unidentified African American male dancing in front of a white audience, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.48VIS 68.48VIS 68.48 White businessman and an African American laborer, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.49VIS 68.49VIS 68.49 Michael's Wholesale Department Store of Atlanta, Georgia, the morning after the building burned down, circa 1920 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.50VIS 68.50VIS 68.50 Portraits of a garden party, including an African American domestic serving party-goers, circa 1920-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.51VIS 68.51VIS 68.51 Group portrait of the Atlanta streetcar conductors, including an unidentified African American conductor, circa 1895 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.52VIS 68.52VIS 68.52 John Joseph Smith of the Union Plumbing Company and his African American assistant, "Bob", undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.53VIS 68.53VIS 68.53 Unidentified African American woman, circa 1920-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.54VIS 68.54VIS 68.54 Unidentified African American woman in front of a house, circa 1920-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.55VIS 68.55VIS 68.55 Unidentified African American man and woman, circa 1920-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.56VIS 68.56VIS 68.56 Unidentified African American woman, taken by Redden & Vickery, Phoenix City, Alabama, circa 1890-1910 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.57VIS 68.57VIS 68.57 African Americans in stereotypical poses, 1913, undated ( 9.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.58VIS 68.58VIS 68.58 Unidentified African American woman, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.59VIS 68.59VIS 68.59 Unidentified African American woman, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.60VIS 68.60VIS 68.60 Full-length portrait of an unidentified African American girl, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.61VIS 68.61VIS 68.61 Autographed portrait of Butterfly McQueen, African American actress, who played "Prissy" in Gone With the Wind, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.62VIS 68.62VIS 68.62 Portrait of an unidentified African American woman, circa 1860-1880 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.63VIS 68.63VIS 68.63 Portrait of an unidentified African American woman, circa 1860-1880 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.64VIS 68.64VIS 68.64 Portrait of an unidentified African American boy, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.65VIS 68.65VIS 68.65 Unidentified African Americans, identified as "Toby's Cabin, Sandfly Station," located just outside Savannah, Georgia, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.66VIS 68.66VIS 68.66 "A Group of 'Contrabands'," taken during the American Civil War, of unidentified African-Americans, circa 1890 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.67VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.67 Hightower family in their automobile with an unidentified African American child nurse in rear, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.68VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.68 Covers of Le Petit Parisien, depicting the 1906 race riots in Atlanta, Georgia, 1906 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.69VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.69 Train wreck on the Atlantic Coast Line, including African American laborers assisting with the cleanup, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.70VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.70 Currier and Ives image, titled "John Brown. Meeting slave mother and her child on the steps of the Charlestown jail on his way to execution", undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.71VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.71 Panoramic of Spelman Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1910-1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.72VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.72 Portrait of African American luncheonette workers at work, 1938 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.73VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.73 Group portrait of the Atlanta Mutual Leadership Club in front of the Gate City Drugstore on Auburn Avenue, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.74VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.74 African American homes in Thomasville, Georgia, 1897 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.75VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.75 African American neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1930 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.76VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.76 W.B. Smith Residence; Smith family members with African American farm laborer, May 1884 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.77VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.77 Unidentified African American lamplighter in Decatur, Georgia, circa 1890-1895 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.78VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.78 Men posed in front of Machinery Hall at the Cotton States and International Exposition; African American men comprise back row, 1895 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.79VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.79 Knowles family in horse-drawn buggy; included are an African American chauffeur and child nurse, circa 1890 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.80VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.80 Knowles family residence; in front stands an unidentified African American child nuse with two children, circa 1890 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.81VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.81 "Emancipation Proclamation," by Cincinnati: Henderson-Achert-Krebs, 1890 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.82VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.82 "The Fort Pillow Massacre," by Kurz and Allison, Chicago, 1892 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.83VIS OS Box 85VIS 68.83 Portrait of Booker T. Washington by Goes Litho. Co., Chicago, 1910 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.84FF 271VIS 68.84 "The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet," by A.H. Ritchie after a painting by F.B. Carpenter, 1866 ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 68.85FF 271VIS 68.85 Advertisements for E.P. Walker & Co., Cotton Merchants, New York: "Dixie's Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Nation's Billion Dollar Crop," and "White Cotton, Black Pickers, and a Gin: Humble and Crude, but the Crop Uncle Sam depends on to maintain his gold Balance.", 1866 ( 2.0 Image(s) )