Christmas Eve Watch • Johns Island, SC

Image for Christmas Eve Watch • Johns Island, SC
2 images
Photograph by
Freed, Leonard, American, 1929 - 2006
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Woman or Women
Printed by
Steinmetz Studio, French
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 8 11/16 x 12 15/16 in. (22 x 32.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
1964; printed 1998
A black-and-white photograph of a group of parishoners attending an all night Christmas Eve service at the Moving Star Hall in Johns Island, SC by the photographer Leonard Freed. The photo shows the backs of the congregation in the right half of the frame. To the left and in the background, three women stand at a table, near a seated man. Coats and hats are hung on the walls. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
American South
Holidays and festivals
Religious groups
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc.

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