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Photograph by:
Martha Olson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Emma Minnie Magee, American  Search this
Chrystelle Magee Goff, American  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.2 × 20.2 cm)
H x W (Paper Mount): 14 1/2 × 11 7/8 in. (36.8 × 30.2 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Closed): 17 1/16 × 14 1/16 in. (43.3 × 35.7 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Open): 17 1/16 × 28 1/16 in. (43.3 × 71.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
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 Chrystelle Magee Goff and her grandmother Emma (Minnie) Magee. Goff stands to the left of the photograph with her proper left arm around her grandmother's shoulders. Magee sits, and is only visible from the chest up. Both Goff and Magee face the camera. The photograph is mounted to a mat that is mounted to a paper frame. [Christelle (sic) and Ms. Emma Magee / 1970 / Martha Olson] is handwritten in pencil on the mat, below the photograph. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Children  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Martha Olson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture