My Next Door Neighbors, West Oakland
9.625 in HIGH x 9.625 in WIDE
(24.45 cm HIGH x 24.45 cm WIDE)
Gift of Joanne Leonard

BR: Joanne Leonard '65
BL: My Next Door Neighbors, West Oakland
deYoung Memorial Museum, Our Town, 1968

Taken on Lewis Street

This photograph is part of an archive the artist has donated of 2,000 negatives and 500 prints documenting her West Oakland neighborhood in the 1960s.  She used her camera to capture the grit and grace of everyday life in one of California's oldest African American neighborhoods. Leonard made the gift in honor of the late Oakland Museum of California curator of photography Therese Heyman.  

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