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Created by:
Lava Thomas, American, born 1958  Search this
Subject of:
Euretta F. Adair, American, 1905 - 1990  Search this
Medium:
Conté crayon and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Paper): 47 × 33 1/4 in. (119.4 × 84.5 cm)
H x W x D (Frame): 48 1/4 × 34 1/2 × 2 in. (122.6 × 87.6 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
drawings
portraits
Place depicted:
Mongtomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2018
Description:
A Conté crayon and graphite drawn portrait of a woman, Euretta F. Adair, based on the mug shot taken after her arrest on February 21, 1956 for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In the portrait, Adair appears from the waist up, holding a number card reading "7070" up in front of her at chest height. She wears a dark V-neck blouse under a grey cardigan jacket with striped edging at the hem and cuffs. She also has round earrings, cat's eye style glasses, a wedding ring, and a short-brimmed hat with a ribbon or ornament on the left side rests on the back of her head. She gazes directly at the viewer.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Segregation  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cheryl and Charles Ward
Object number:
2021.55
Restrictions & Rights:
© Lava Thomas
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53b29d4e6-b448-4791-a3a4-feef0b8f1344
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.55