• Created Date
  • ca. 1925
  • Description
  • The H.F. Alexander was the largest and fastest ship of the Admiral Line of passenger ships. While the chief and assistant chief stewards were always white, the rest of the stewards were African American. They took care of the passengers' needs in roles including waiter, porter, cook, and bellhop. They earned about $45 per month in the 1920s.
  • Format
  • Photograph
    1 photographic print: b&w
    4 x 2 3/4 in.
    Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3
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