Routed by Tear Gas

Image for Routed by Tear Gas
Created by
Unidentified
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 6 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (15.7 x 22.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 1/16 x 9 1/16 in. (17.9 x 23 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Canton, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1966
Description
A black-and-white photograph of African Americans running out of a tent after it has been attacked with tear gas. Many people are falling to the ground. A yellow paper with a typed description of the event is attached to the bottom of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery
Object number
2012.169.5
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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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