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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
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 Mary Coley, Martha Sapp, and a small baby. In the lower right corner Martha Sapp is laying in bed. She looks away from the camera at Mary Coley seated to her right. Coley is on the left side of the image, looks at the woman in bed and wears a white nurses' cap and a light-colored dress. In her lap she holds a small baby. On the table to the left of Coley are dishes and a pot full of liquid. The background of the image on the left side is in shadow. Along the bottom of the image, about 1/2 inch from the matte, is a very narrow line of white.
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
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1987 Robert Galbraith
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture