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Photograph by:
P. Kenneth Jadin, American  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image and sheet): 13 3/4 × 11 in. (35 × 28 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
Place depicted:
Resurrection City, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Description:
A color photograph of Resurrection City from the 1968 Poor People's Campaign on the National Mall that was taken by one of Resurrection City's lead architects, Ken Jadin. The photograph is an aerial view facing the Lincoln Memorial from the Washington Monument. The tent settlement, known as Resurrection City, is shown to the left of the Reflecting Pool in West Potomac Park. The tents, made of white tarp over plywood, are visible in the dirt encampment. The Reflecting Pool is lined with trees and there are larger groves on the left side of the image. Rainbow Pond, now the World War II Memorial, can be seen in the foreground. The background shows the Potomac River and the far Washington, D.C. and Virginia landscape. The Arlington Memorial Bridge is shown over the river behind the Lincoln Memorial. The image colors are considerably deteriorated. An inscription on the reverse reads [R. Res City].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black geographies  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Health  Search this
Housing  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of P. Kenneth Jadin
Object number:
2017.98.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© P. Kenneth Jadin
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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/fd5c7f2b26b-230b-4065-90d4-9f647e664968
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.98.1