silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 1/2 × 11 in. (34.3 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Mat): 16 13/16 × 13 15/16 in. (42.7 × 35.4 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Closed): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Open): 20 × 32 in. (50.8 × 81.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Martha Olson graduated from Northwestern University with her B.A. in Art in 1969, and within a year, she was working more than 800 miles away as the girls’ physical education teacher at Marion High School in Columbia, Mississippi. It was the first year of integration in Mississippi public schools. During that time, Olson photographed local students, their relatives, and other residents of Marion County, which she later compiled into a series entitled, "Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971."
A black and white photograph of Mora Howard. Howard is featured from the shoulders up. She is wearing a top with a ruffled collar. She looks down to the right of the image. The photograph is mounted on a mat that has [Olson] written in ink in the bottom right corner, beneath the photograph. The mat is mounted to a paper frame. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.