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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
reversal film and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Caption:
This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This color slide depicts a young man wearing multiple necklaces, shown from the waist up. He stands outdoors, gazing direly at the viewer. He wears a dark jacket with vertical stripes of white, red, ad grey. Under the jacket he wears a grey and brown striped shirt. Around his neck is a white apron, a necklace made of large tortoise-shell colored rings, and a thick gold chain with a large wooden pendant. Trees and a parked tuck are visible in the background. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Housing  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Poverty  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.246
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.246