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Photograph by:
Kenneth Royster, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 14 9/16 × 14 15/16 in. (37 × 37.9 cm)
H x W (sheet): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph by Kenneth Royster of an usher with a fan. The unidentified woman is facing away from the camera. She is wearing a white collared dress and a metal watch. She is standing in front of a white folding chair. Her proper right hand is resting behind her back and holding a paper fan. The fan has a wood handle and a rectangular fan head with a slight curve in the middle. The fan has an image of Jesus on a doorstep. Text at the bottom reads [CHRIST KNOCKING / AT THE DOOR]. There is a wood barrier to the left of the woman. There are other individuals, also dressed in white, visible next to the usher and in the background. The group is standing inside a tent. There is a numerical inscription on the reverse.
African American  Search this
Christianity  Search this
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Religion  Search this
Religious rituals and ceremonies  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kenneth Royster in honor of Prof. Samuel L. Green
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kenneth Royster
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
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture