A more than 40 year old tradition of baptizing in the Chesapeake Bay at Taylor’s Beach is continued every 3rd Sunday in August by Rev. T. Wright Morris (right), pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Reedville, Virginia, 2003

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Photograph by
Johnson, Jason Miccolo, American
Subject of
Shiloh Baptist Church of Reedville, VA, American
Rev. Wright Morris, T., American, 1935 - 2011
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (40.3 x 50.5 cm)
H x W (image): 14 1/2 x 17 7/8 in. (36.8 x 45.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Reedville, Northumberland County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
2003; printed 2012
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Rev. T. Wright Morris standing in water and baptizing a woman. His right hand covers her face while is left supports her back. Another man is on the left side of the photograph helping. They are dressed in white. Additional people can be seen along the shoreline. No inscriptions on the front or back.
Topic
African American
Local and regional
Photography
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jason Miccolo Johnson
Object number
2012.144.5
Restrictions & Rights
© Jason Miccolo Johnson
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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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