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 photographic slide depicts four men putting plastic sheeting on a temporary shelter. Two of the men, both wearing hats and jackets, stand on the structure's slanting wooden sides, one man on each side. They hold the large sheet of plastic to the top pf the wood frame while two men on the ground hold the sheet flat against the wall. One man on the ground, wearing a yellow shirt and dark hat, stretches his left hand towards one of the men on the slanting wall. Both men on the ground stand with their back to the viewer. A structure covered by a yellow plastic sheet is visible in the background. The slide mount reverse has text that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."