Jacob Philadelphia checks out President Obama's hair in May 2009

  • Image for Jacob Philadelphia checks out President Obama's hair in May 2009
  • Image for Jacob Philadelphia checks out President Obama's hair in May 2009
2 images
Photograph by
Souza, Pete, American, born 1954
Subject of
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961
Philadelphia, Jacob, American, born 2004
Medium
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 x 19 1/16 in. (33 x 48.4 cm)
Type
digital prints
Place captured
White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 2009
Description
Photograph featuring President Barack Obama bent over allowing a child to touch his head. The child, Jacob Philadelphia is in the center of the image standing in front of the Presidential desk in the Oval Office. Obama stands slightly to the child's PL. The child raises his PR arm with his PR hand on the President's head. Obama wears a dark suit with his hands in his pockets. On the left side of the image are two (2) adults and one (1) child who stand and watch the interaction between the President and Philadelphia. The two adults, one woman and one man, stand in profile to the camera with their PR sides facing the viewer. The child stands in the foreground, slightly out of focus, also with his PR side facing the viewer. In the lower right corner yellow couch cushions can be seen. The image is bordered in white.
Topic
African American
Children
Hair
Identity
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.176
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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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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