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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (framed): 14 15/16 x 12 x 15/16 in. (37.9 x 30.5 x 2.4 cm)
Type:
chromolithographs
portraits
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1960-1970
Description:
Framed portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. Frame is black with gold detail surrounding the inner edge. Image shows King, Jr. in dark suit and tie. Tie is pinstriped blue and white with white polka dots. Along the bottom of the image is a small horizontal white band with black cursive text reading "We Shall Overcome". The print is covered in plastic within the frame.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number:
2013.27.5ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5db4696e7-1997-4c09-b3ac-e63a2a7a0b5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.27.5ab