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Robert C. Farrell (Nappy Chin) Photograph Collection
SFP 97  
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Description
The photograph collection of 21 prints (18 black and white and 3 color digital prints) document neighborhood events and activities on 6th Street between Market and Howard in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco between 2000 and 2004.
Background
Robert C. Farrell (Nappy Chin) is a local, African-American photographer and Sixth Street icon of San Francisco. Nappy Chin was born in 1945 and participated in the Million Man March in Washington D. C. in 1995. He is a tenant of an SRO and active member of the Central City SRO Collaborative (CCSRO). Nappy Chin co-founded Sixth Street Photography Workshop in San Francisco in 2003. Nappy Chin’s story and photographs are in the publication “Indelible Memories: Tales of Survival, Struggle and Heart: Tenderloin, San Francisco” (2009). Nappy Chin was interviewed for the documentary theater piece “Tenderloin” commissioned in 2012.
Extent
1 flat box with 21 prints
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish from photograph collections must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center's Photo Desk hours.