Smash Jim Crow

Image for Smash Jim Crow
Created by
Schwartz, Joe, American, 1913 - 2013
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 1/4 x 12 9/16 in. (23.5 x 31.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 13 7/8 in. (27.9 x 35.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1948
Caption
Smash Jim Crow - New 3rd Party Headquarters, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, 1948
Joe Schwartz, Folk Photography: Poems I've Never Written (2000), 112.
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a meeting outside the offices of the American Labor Party. Men and women stand and talk to each other or look towards the camera. The office marquee loudly supports the Progressive Party ticket of Henry Wallace and Glen Taylor. It also lists endorsed candidates for the positions of state senate, city court, assembly, and the county court.
Topic
African American
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Race discrimination
Race relations
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number
2010.74.94
Restrictions & Rights
© Joe Schwartz
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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