silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 10 × 7 15/16 in. (25.4 × 20.2 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Closed): 17 × 14 in. (43.2 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Open): 17 × 28 in. (43.2 × 71.1 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 a child peeking out of a broken window. The child identified only as [Sartin boy] stands in front of a curtain and looks out the window at the camera. The photographer stands outside of the building, which is partially visible. The photograph is mounted to a paper frame by plastic photo corners. [Martha Olson] is handwritten in pencil on the interior frame below the photograph. The back of the photograph has several inscriptions about the subject of the photograph, the photographer, and numbers