Barack and Michelle Obama, Chicago

Image for Barack and Michelle Obama, Chicago
Created by
Cook, Mariana R., American, born 1955
Subject of
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961
First Lady Michelle Obama, American, born 1964
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper on mat board
H x W (Image and Sheet): 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Hyde Park, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
May 26, 1996
Portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama seated on a couch in their home in Hyde Park, Chicago. Barack Obama, wearing a dark shirt and khaki pants, is sitting casually, his legs crossed with his right arm draped across the couch back, and his left arm around Michelle Obama. Dressed in black leggings and a black shirt with white buttons, she leans into him with her ankles crossed and hands resting on his right knee. They both gaze directly at the viewer. Behind them, three Indonesian prints decorate the walls above the couch and a traditional West African sculpture sits on an end table to the proper right.
African American
Domestic life
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Julia J. Norrell in memory of Lindy Boggs
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Mariana Cook. Permission required for use.
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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