: This photograph shows poet Paul Laurence Dunbar fishing with a long pole from the banks of a river or creek, ca. 1900. Dunbar is pictured wearing casual slacks, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat. A note written on the back of the photograph indicates that it was taken at the Toledo State Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Dunbar, a native of Dayton, Ohio, was a nationally prominent African American poet, author, and playwright in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By the time of his death in 1906, Dunbar had produced twelve collections of poetry, four collections of short stories, a play and five novels. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL05263 Subjects
: Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906--Homes and haunts--Ohio; African American authors; Fishing; Recreation; Toledo (Ohio) Places
: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)