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Photograph by:
Martha Olson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Josephine Irvin, American  Search this
Deloris Johnson, American  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 7 5/8 in. (25.2 × 19.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Marion County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970-1971
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 Josephine Irvin and Deloris Johnson. The two are standing outside, amidst a group of animals including pigs, chickens, a turkey, and a dog. The girls are dressed in dresses and stand in front of a wooden wagon. A car is visible in the background. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number:
2018.21.89
Restrictions & Rights:
© Martha Olson
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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/fd58290daac-f40f-4c6b-9723-e183bab7af3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.21.89