Photo Archive[African American- Film] Early Sidney Poitier Archive of 9 Original Photo Lobby Cards and Photos from the 50's and 60's. United Artists, MGM, Columbia, 1957-1963. Seven are 8" x 10" Original Photo Lobby Cards, One is an 8" x 10" Original Photo and one is an 6.5" x 8.5" Press Photo. All are silver gelatin photographs are black and white. The smaller press photo features Sidney Poitier and John Cassavetes in Edge of the City, a 1957 noir film about a young drifter named Axel Nordmann, (Cassavetes), and his unlikely longshoreman mentor, (Poitier). The film was praised at the time for its interracial friendship by the NAACP, the Urban League and the Interfaith Council. Two additional photos in this archive are from the film, referring to it's original title A Man Is Ten Feel Tall. One features Poitier and Cassavetes, and the other features the final fight scene between Poitier and Jack Warden involving baling hooks. Three additional photos from the archive are from All The Young Men, a 1960 film about the Korean War. Poitier plays Sergeant Eddie Towler, who is promoted to lead a group of all-white soldiers after their lieutenant is killed. The film explored racial integration in the American military. All three of the photos feature a snowy backdrop and two feature Poitier prominently at the center. Another photo is a close-up of Poitier in Lilies of the Field from 1963. Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film, becoming the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for a leading role and the second Black actor to win after Hattie McDaniel for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind. Another photograph features an over-the-shoulder of Poitier and Claudia McNeil in A Raisin in the Sun from 1961. The last photograph features Poitier and Eartha Kitt in 1957's The Mark of the Hawk. All 9 photographs are bright, glossy and in high-contrast black and white, making them stand out. Slight wear around the border of the A Man Is Ten Feet Tall photos, overall in very good condition.