Portrait of Miss MVC during the homecoming parade

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  • Image for Portrait of Miss MVC during the homecoming parade
2 images
Created by
Rev. Anderson, Henry Clay, American, 1911 - 1998
Subject of
Washington, Louise, American
Rucker, Ina C., American
Patterson, Thelma, American
Mississippi Valley State University, American, founded 1950
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 7 9/16 × 9 9/16 in. (19.2 × 24.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/8 × 10 in. (20.6 × 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1956 - 1957
Description
A car with the roof folded back drives through the photos left frame; a banner which reads "MISS M.V.C." hangs from the car's left front door. Reflections in the windshield obscure the face of the man driving while the three women seated in the backseat are clearly visible. They are dressed formerly in hats and white gloves as part of a parade. The people lining the streets anticipate the next car cruising past. From left to right: Louise Washington, Ina C. Rucker Miss MVC 1956 & 1957, Thelma Patterson.
Topic
African American
Photography
United States--Social life and customs
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson
Object number
2012.137.3.49
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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