Voter Registration at a Beauty Shop, Mississippi

Image for Voter Registration at a Beauty Shop, Mississippi
Created by
Moore, Charles, American, 1931 - 2010
Subject of
Piggy, Vera, American
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (21.6 x 32.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 15/16 in. (27.8 × 35.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1963-1964; printed 2008
Description
A black-and-white photograph from the view of a mirror reflection. In the reflection there is an African American woman working on the hair of another woman who is sitting in a chair. There is a third woman seated in a chair closer to the mirror with her head turned to face the other women. There are three images of Caucasian women sitting above the frame of the mirror. There is a counter top with pitchers sitting on it below the mirror. The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
Topic
African American
Photography
Suffrage
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.49.9
Restrictions & Rights
© Charles Moore
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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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