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Photograph by:
Robert Galbraith, American, 1919 - 2015  Search this
Printed by:
Igor Bakht, born 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Francis Hill Coley, American, 1900 - 1966  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 14 1/2 x 19 in. (36.8 x 48.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
1952; printed 2005
Black and white image of a family in the kitchen. Mary Francis Hill Coley stands in the center, scraping a plate. She wears a paisley printed blouse and a light-colored apron. Behind Coley an older woman stands, wearing a dark shirt with a light-colored floral pattern. In the foreground, a girl and an infant are seated at the table. The girl is holding a fork with food, about to take a bite. In her proper left hand is a piece of food. She wears a dark jacket with a plaid shirt underneath. The infant next to her wears a bib and has a bow in her hair. The profile of a man is visible along the right side foreground of the image, seated at the table next to the baby. In the background on the right side, is a shelving unit with dishes on the three shelves. In the upper left is a window. On the far left side a door and doorknob can be seen.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Children  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Health  Search this
Labor  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert Galbraith
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 1987 Robert Galbraith
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture