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Photograph by:
Dr. Doris Derby, American, 1939 - 2022  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Poor People's Corporation, American, 1965 - 1974  Search this
Liberty House, American, 1965 - 1974  Search this
H x W: 2167 pixels × 3376 pixels, 3.1 MB
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured:
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white image of members of a Poor People's Corporation sewing cooperative making patchwork animals. The image is in landscape orientation and depicts a group of women sitting in a building with wooden floors, some are sewing. By the window on the left side of the image, a light wood table with two women on either side of the table using sewing machines.The woman at the table facing the viewer is using a white sewing machine and is wearing a stripped shirt; the woman with her back to the viewer is using a dark colored sewing machine and has a white shirt on with checker pants. There is another darker table next to the lighter table (in the middle of the room) with an older woman with her hair wrapped working on a white sewing machine, with lots of squares of fabric laid out on the table. There are four (4) women sitting in the background in chairs against the wall, the woman on the right is holding fabric and the woman next to her (to the left) is holding a piece of paper. There is a table in the back right corner with shelves underneath.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Labor  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Doris A. Derby
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture