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 color slide depicts people getting haircuts outside several A frame shelters. In the foreground is a seated young man, draped in a striped barber’s cloth. Another man stands in front of him, holding an electric razor in his right hand. His left hand rests on the young man's head. He wears a white barber’s smock, dark pants and a dark flat cap. Another individual is seated behind them, also draped in a barber's cloth. A man in a blue flat cap, sunglasses and white top stands next to him. Trees and A frame shelters are visible in the background. The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."