On View
Power of Place Gallery
Exhibition
Power of Place
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Date
1960-1970
Medium
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (framed): 14 15/16 x 12 x 15/16 in. (37.9 x 30.5 x 2.4 cm)
Description
Framed portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. Frame is black with gold detail surrounding the inner edge. Image shows King, Jr. in dark suit and tie. Tie is pinstriped blue and white with white polka dots. Along the bottom of the image is a small horizontal white band with black cursive text reading "We Shall Overcome". The print is covered in plastic within the frame.
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
chromolithographs
portraits
Topic
Business
Civil rights
Photography
Social reform
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number
2013.27.5ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5db4696e7-1997-4c09-b3ac-e63a2a7a0b5a
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