Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Artist:
Frederick William McDarrah, 5 Nov 1926 - 6 Nov 2007  Search this
Sitter:
Craig Rodwell, 31 Oct 1940 - 18 Jun 1993  Search this
John Timmins  Search this
Dick Leitsch, 11 May 1935 - 22 Jun 2018  Search this
Randy Wicker, born 3 Feb 1938  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 15.5 x 23.1cm (6 1/8 x 9 1/8")
Sheet: 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10")
Mat: 35.6 x 45.7cm (14 x 18")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\New York
Date:
1966
Exhibition Label:
This photograph shows four members of the Mattachine Society in 1966, including Craig Rodwell—pictured facing the camera with his eyes downcast—demanding to be served at Julius’s Bar in Greenwich Village. At the time many bartenders refused to sell liquor to homosexuals, citing a New York regulation that forbade the practice. This so-called “sip-in” by Rodwell and other Mattachine activists was intended to call attention to this regulation and other forms of discrimination against the gay community. Moving to New York at the age of eighteen, Rodwell emerged as one of the most prominent and aggressive gay rights activists of the period. He moved the Mattachine Society in a more confrontational direction and insisted that the gay rights movement be part of the general civil rights and liberation movements of the 1960s. He was a major figure in the “Stonewall” riots of 1969 and later founded what became the first Gay Pride parade.
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Glass  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Ashtray  Search this
Home Furnishings\Dishes\Plate  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Sunglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Glass\Shot  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Glass\Goblet  Search this
Interior\Bar  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
Craig Rodwell: Male  Search this
Craig Rodwell: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
John Timmins: Male  Search this
Dick Leitsch: Male  Search this
Randy Wicker: Male  Search this
Randy Wicker: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2004.152
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Fred W. McDarrah
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d01e2bb3-4b91-427e-b9a6-0e0e2f7db205
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2004.152