This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
This photographic slide depicts Eunice Kennedy Shriver and a young man working on building a temporary structure. Shriver is seated on the ground, hammering a nail into a large a sheet of plywood. She wears a yellow coat over a patterned dress. Next to her is a young man in a dark colored jacket, leaning with both hands on the plywood. He holds an axe in his right hand. Behind them, the wooden frame of a temporary shelter is partially visible. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp./ new york."