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Photograph by:
Martha Olson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Ida Mae Nelson, American  Search this
Irean Johnson, 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)
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 Ida Mae Nelson (left) and her mom Irean Johnson (right). Both women are standing outside of a house and facing the camera. Nelson wears a top with a sweater over her shoulders and striped bell-bottom pants. She is holding a chain in her hands. Johnson wears a button-up shirt over a tunic and bell-bottom jeans. A car is visible in the background. A house is partially visible on the right side of the image. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Motherhood  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:
2018.21.93
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/fd5c706cc10-c5bc-44f9-a7a1-833c1c24e1c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.21.93