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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Created by:
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Type:
color slides
Place depicted:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 13, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Caption:
This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description:
This color slide depicts an elderly man with a cane seated on a cardboard box next to a little girl seated on a suitcase in Resurrection City. The man wears a grey suit over a brown shirt. He has thick grey mustache, a brown hat and a cane resting against his legs. He sits on a cardboard box and rests his back against another stack of boxes that has packages and blankets balanced on top. He is in profile to the viewer. Next to him is a girl in a grey knee length coat. She is sitting on a brown suitcase, resting her back against the same pile of boxes as the elderly man. She is turned three-quarters away from the viewer.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black geographies  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Housing  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.245.115
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd533600379-17df-418f-be0d-0ab8d201778f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.245.115