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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
H x W: 4248 pixels × 3035 pixels, 24.6 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted:
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
This image depicts four small children siting on a flight of wooden steps leading to a porch in front of a brick building. There is an open doorway off the porch, with a box, possibly a mail box, attached to the wall next to the door. The little boy on the top step, wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt and trousers, and holds a piece of string in his right hand. Midway down the stairs is a young boy in a light colored button down shirt and pants. He sits with his left hand on his hip. Two little girls sit on the bottom two steps. Wearing white shirts, dark vests, and dark pants, the smallest girl looks away from the camera over her left shoulder, toward the boys behind her on the stairs. The larger girl, on the bottom step, turns her head to gaze to the viewer's right, hands folded in her lap. The pavement at the foot of the steps is cracked, broken concrete with weeds growing out of the cracks.
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Communication  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture