June 21, 1942:
Monday, June 22, the Brooklyn Museum will open to the public an exhibition of photographs of Haiti by the well know amateur photographer, Albert Greenfield. The exhibition, which will be installed in the Photographic Gallery, second floor, will be current through Sunday, July 19.
Thirty-two photographs, scenes of Haiti, will make up the exhibition, which continues the Museum’s good-neighborhood policy inaugurated last autumn with the exhibition “America South of US”.
Mr. Albert Greenfield is the first amateur photographer to be decorated by a foreign government, having recently received this unusual honor when decorated with the National Order of Honor and Merit of Haiti by President Elie Lescot while on a good-will tour of the United States.
Since 1933 Mr. Greenfield has made many photographic tours of the West Indies and South America; but, although familiar with all the Americas south of us, he is best acquainted with Haiti, which is his favorite spot in the Caribbean and where he had unusual opportunities of learning about the country and its people.
Through the publication of his photographs in North American papers and magazines, Mr. Greenfield has done much to acquaint North Americans with the charm and beauty of Haiti and has well merited the distinction of being referred to as the “Good-will Ambassador to the Caribbean.”
NOTE: Copies of the photographs in the exhibition may be procured from Mr. Greenfield, either at his home at 124 East 24th Street, N.Y.C., Gramercy 7-8172 or at his office, Murray Hill 3-9640.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 4-6/1942, 129.