silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (sheet): 13 15/16 × 11 in. (35.4 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (image): 9 15/16 × 6 11/16 in. (25.2 × 17 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
A black and white photographic portrait of P. H. Polk at Tuskegee Institute. Polk stands with his right shoulder leaning against a white wall, with his face and shoulders facing towards the camera. His right hand rest above his right hip. He wears glasses and a buttoned cardigan sweater with broad dark and light-colored stripes. The print is signed by the artist on the front bottom right corner. In the opposite corner is the title [P.H. Polk photo at Tuskegee Institute]. Polk was the head of the photography department at the Tuskegee Institute from 1938 until he retired in 1984.