Louisiana Prison • New Orleans, LA

Image for Louisiana Prison • New Orleans, LA
Photograph by
Freed, Leonard, American, 1929 - 2006
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Printed by
Steinmetz Studio
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 x 19 in. (33 x 48.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1965; printed 1998
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a Louisiana prison taken in 1965 by photographer Leonard Freed. The photo looks down a row of prison cells and shows the hands of prisoners reaching through cell bars into the hallway where two men stand. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
Topic
African American
Law
Men
Photography
Prisons
Segregation
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.10.9
Restrictions & Rights
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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