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Photograph by:
Martha Olson, American  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 8 in. (25.2 × 20.3 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)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Marion County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970
Caption:
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."
Description:
A black and white photograph of grammar school children preforming in a choir during a Christmas event. The photograph features a group of young girls in the foreground of the photograph. Most of the girls look towards the right of the photograph, while others look towards the camera or down towards the ground. Additional children can be see standing in the background. Above, on risers, children are partially visible behind music stands. The photograph is mounted to a paper frame. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Child musicians  Search this
Children  Search this
Communities  Search this
Education  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Music  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number:
2018.21.76
Restrictions & Rights:
© Martha Olson
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5708b7344-a53b-4ff3-8154-2e5b428348d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.21.76