Two girls at tent - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968

Image for Two girls at tent - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 3179pixels × 2157pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
Description
This image depicts three children in the entrance of a yellow tent in Resurrection City during the Poor People's Campaign. The tent is made of yellow material, wood, and clear plastic sheeting. Standing between two yellow tent flaps, three children look out and to the right. The smallest child wears a grey coat and light colored pants. Standing slightly in front of him, the tallest child wears light colored shorts and has a light green sweater draped over her shoulders. Her arms are wrapped tightly around her torso. Next to her is a little girl wearing a light yellow dress and beige cardigan. Inside the tent several other children can be seen in the background.
Topic
African American
Children
Civil rights
Communities
Families
Local and regional
Photography
Resistance
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.33
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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