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Photograph by:
Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Printed by:
Steinmetz Studio, French  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 x 19 in. (33 x 48.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
1965; printed 1998
A black-and-white photograph of a Louisiana prison taken in 1965 by photographer Leonard Freed. The photo looks down a row of prison cells and shows the hands of prisoners reaching through cell bars into the hallway where two men stand. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
African American  Search this
Law  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Segregation  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture