Jack Delano / Library of Congress

Langston Hughes: A photo portrait

Poet and playwright Langston Hughes, in a photo taken in 1942. Langston Hughes was born in 1902, so he turned 40 the year this photo was taken.

Photo by Jack Delano for the U.S. Office of War Information (OWI), now in the collections of the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. (LC-USZ62-43605)

See our biography of Langston Hughes