National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
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.
This color transparency depicts men playing croquet on the National Mall. In the foreground are two young men holding croquet mallets. One man wears a navy blue shirt and khaki pants. He stands next to a wicket, and gazes at the second man, who wears khaki pants and piece of dark fabric draped around his shoulders. He is bent over in the middle or swinging his mallet at a ball. Behind them is a row of A frame shelters with two men interacting with each other, and a third man in the distance working on one of the shelters.