Photograph of Lucille Brown and Elder Brown among others

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  • Image for Photograph of Lucille Brown and Elder Brown among others
2 images
Created by
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s
Subject of
Brown, Lucille, American, 1892 - 1960
Brown, Elder, American, 1889 - 1949
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 6 1/16 x 8 3/16 in. (15.4 x 20.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
1915-1953
Description
This black and white photograph depicts twelve women, three men, and one boy. The women all stand a row wearing light-colored shirts and dark skirts, except one woman fifth from the right, who wears a light-colored skirt. The women all face the left and stand at an angle. Seated in wooden chairs in front of the women are three men. The man on the left wears a light-colored suit, while the man in the middle sits facing the camera wearing a dark suit and light-colored or white shirt. The man on the right also wears a dark suit and a light-colored or white shirt and is seated at an angle facing the left. On the ground next to each man is a hat. Behind the man on the right is a small boy standing, leaning on the back of the chair. He wears a light-colored shirt, dark pants, and is barefoot. The group is photographed outside on a lawn next to a brick building. There is a barred window in the wall behind the women. On the reverse of the photograph is an inscription noting Elder and Lucille Brown.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic
African American
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)
Beauty schools
Business
Children
Cosmetics
Men
Photography
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.170.12
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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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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