African American man foraging for food at a city dump in Dubuque, Iowa. The produce house would dump fruits and vegetables. ca. 1940.
African American army cook at work in City Point, VA. ca. 1860-1865.
Huckster in South Carolina ca. 1900 - 1910
African American woman cooking breakfast outside El Paso, Texas. The caption reads: "Do you suppose I'd be out on the highway cooking my steak if I had it good at home?" Her occupations included: hotel maid, cook, and laundress. ca. 1938.
African American open-air market, Newport News, VA. ca. 1936.
Photos courtesy Library of Congress