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Created by:
Charles Moore, American, 1931 - 2010  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 12 13/16 x 19 3/16 in. (32.5 x 48.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 1963; printed 2007
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of two African American men and an African American woman being sprayed with high-pressure fire hoses. They are leaning against the glass windows of a brick building. The man on the far right is being hit directly in the lower back with the stream of water from the hose. The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.49.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Charles Moore
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5223ee411-5196-4ab3-8d4f-d0fc4fa8954f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.49.1