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Photograph by:
Frank Espada, Puerto Rican, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
inkjet prints
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
August 28, 1963; printed later
A digital print depicting a black-and-white image of two people, a man and a woman, holding picket signs at the 1963 March on Washington in the middle of the street. In the background are buildings and trees. In the bottom right quadrant is a pennant flag held by an unseen person.
The man is standing to the left and the woman on the right. The man is dressed in light color short sleeved shirt with a dark color tie. He is wearing light color pants, dark belt, dark socks, and dark loafers, with black sunglesses. On his proper right shoulder hangs a camera while his proper right arms is raised, holding a picket sign that reads [LiKE, MAN, / I’M, TiRED / (OF WAiTING]. His proper left leg is stepped forward.
The woman is standing straight up. She is wearing a knee-length dark dress with white strapped sandals. A bag, similar to a tote, hangs from her proper right foearm. Both of her arms are raised at the chest level as she closely holds a picket sign reading [LIBERTY FOR ALL / OR / DEATH FOR... / THIS WE M...].
There are no inscriptions on the print, front or back.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Communities  Search this
Justice  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Frank Espada
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Civil Rights Movement
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture