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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
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 two (2) women in the foreground and three (3) women and one (1) child in the background. In the foreground, two (2) women are seated talking with each other. The woman on the left, Mary Coley, wears a white and dark striped dress with three-quarter sleeves and an apron. Coley's proper left arm is wrapped around the shoulders of the woman seated on her proper left. The woman on the right wears a light-colored dress with a stylized bib collar with buttons down the front. In her proper right hand, she holds a purse. She also wears a white round earring in her proper left ear. She looks at the woman to her right. Behind the front row of women are three (3) additional women along the upper third of the image. In the upper left corner is a small child held by a woman who points away from the child. The other two (2) women in the background wear patterned dresses and look at the two (2) women seated in front.
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