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Photograph by:
Milton Williams, American, born 1940  Search this
Subject of:
The Staple Singers, American, 1948 - 1994  Search this
Pops Staples, American, 1914 - 2000  Search this
Mavis Staples, American, born 1939  Search this
Cleotha Staples, American, 1935 - 2013  Search this
Yvonne Staples, American, born 1938  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in. (20.2 x 25.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1974
A black-and-white photograph of The Staples Singers performing outside. Pops Staples is at the end, playing a guitar and singing into a microphone. Cleotha Staples, Yvonne Staples and Mavis Staples are also singing into microphones. Mavis is seen on the right side of the photograph. She has her arm slightly raised. The photograph has the photographer's stamp and an inscription on the back.
African American  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Milton Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture