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Created by:
Robert Galbraith, American, 1919 - 2015  Search this
Subject of:
Mary Francis Hill Coley, American, 1900 - 1966  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 26 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (66.7 x 99.7 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 table covered in newspapers with various tools assisting with the birth of a child. On the left side of the table are two (2) sets of fabrics or cloths. In the middle column, on the lower row, are a small glass bottle, syringe, and enamel dish with a lid. On the top row, near the center are packages of cloths and swabs. On the right side of the table on both the top and bottom rows are dishes and a pot. The lower right dish is a bar of soap. The upper right dish sits on a pot. Along the top of the image, right of center is a sheer curtain with polka dotted. The remainder of the top of the image is in shadow. All of the tools rest on a light-colored towel.
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