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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 Child or Children  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Created by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996  Search this
Commissioned by:
Black Star, American, founded 1935  Search this
Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
reversal film and plastic
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 photographic slide depicts a man sitting next to a woman holding a young child. The man is pictured in profile, seated to the right of frame, wearing a grey suit. He rests his elbows on his knees and holds a short cigarette between his fingers. Next to him, in center frame, is the woman, wearing a light colored top and blue jeans, her grey hair pulled back from her face. The child, wearing a long sleeve red shirt and blue and white patterned overalls, sits in the woman's lap holding a baby bottle. Behind them, the legs of a person seated on a platform are visible.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Families  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:
2015.245.61
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition:
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.61