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Created 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
Martha Butler Sapp, American, 1932 - 2003  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 porch fronts on a street with Mary Coley and Martha Sapp standing on a porch in the mid-ground. The image is captured from the porch of a house next to the one the women are visiting. A column from the porch can be seen on the right side of the image. Between the houses, is a clothesline strung on a tree. The clothesline has towels and cloths pinned to the line. The house with the visiting women on the porch is light-colored with white trim. On the porch is wooden furniture. The two (2) women are in shadow and Sapp wears a scarf wrapped around her head and chin. Coley stands in front of Sapp. Behind the women is a building advertising cosmetics and medicines. In the yard of in front of this building is a small yard sign advertising Kinnett's Ice Cream. The sign is dark colored with white letters [Eat/Kinnett's / ICE CREAM]. On the far right side of the image is the street with two (2) cars, one light-colored and the other white. In the background are trees and foliage, as seen on the far right and upper right quadrant.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Children  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