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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Samuel M. Jackson Jr., American, 1925 - 1928  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
H x W: 4 1/8 × 3 1/4 in. (10.5 × 8.3 cm)
mid 20th century
A black-and-white photograph of two framed portraits. The top portrait is a framed oval portrait of Samuel M. Jackson Jr. when he was seven (7) weeks old. The baby is lying on a white blanket on top of a small table, with a cloth wrapped around his midsection, his arms up by his face, and he is facing the camera. The portrait is hanging on the wall. The bottom portrait is a smaller framed oval portrait of a young man with a mustache and neatly trimmed hair wearing a suit. This portrait appears to be resting on the back of a sofa. The photograph has a white border, and the top and bottom edges of the photograph are scalloped.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Children  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Princetta R. Newman
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Princetta R. Newman Collection of Family Photographs, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture