Father & Son

Image for Father & Son
Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Created by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 16, 1995
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts a man holding a little boy on his right shoulder. The little boy, wearing a zipped-up sweatshirt with the hood up, jeans, and button pin, looks directly at the viewer and drapes his left arm around the man's head. The pin reads "MILLION MAN MARCH / OCTOBER 16, 1995 WASHINGTON, D.C." around the edge and "1 / IN A / MILLION" in the center. The man, wearing sunglasses, a button down shirt and light colored coat holds the boy in place with his left hand on the boy's knee and his right hand supporting the boy's waist.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Families
Fatherhood
Local and regional
Men
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Object number
2013.99.42
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
One Million Strong
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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