Beauford Delaney

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Beauford Delaney (1901-1979)

letter to Al Hirschfeld, September 3, 1940

Al Hirschfeld papers

Painter Beauford Delaney moved to New York City from his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee during the Harlem Renaissance. In this letter, Delaney invites caricaturist Al Hirschfeld to visit Harlem. He writes, “I will show you the place where there are happy feet and Weary Blues also Barbecue and ribs.”

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