Photographic print of Ira Tucker at the Lorraine Motel

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2 images
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Tucker, Ira Sr., American, 1925 - 2008
Medium
photographic paper, paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. (8.6 x 10.8 cm)
Type
photographs
portraits
Place filmed
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
A color photograph with white borders of Ira Tucker and an unknown women standing on the second floor balcony outside of room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where MLK was assasinated. There are several flower arrangements on the balcony.
The door has a white cross on it. The photograph has been mounted onto a stiff paper. “P03/ 8907/ Tea” has been written in graphite on the verso of the object. “B 807611” is printed on the photograph on the verso right edge and is visible where the photograph overlaps the backing board.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Gospel (Music)
Hate crimes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds
Object number
2013.13.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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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