Night scene at campfire - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968

Image for Night scene at campfire - Resurrection City, Wash, D.C. - 1968
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
H x W: 5288pixels × 5212pixels
digital images
digital media - born analog
Resurrection City
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
May 21, 1968- June 23, 1968
This image depicts a group of people gathered around a bonfire in Resurrection City on the National Mall. Two people sit on a variety of chairs around a bonfire in a barrel. Two individuals sit with their backs to the viewer, one man in a dark suit and hat, the other in a light colored shirt and pants. A third person stands leaning against the back of a chair. Several other individuals walk past in the dark. An overflowing trash can sits to the right of the bonfire. The bonfire is surrounded by rows of tents and temporary structures. Behind them are the silhouettes of trees. The illuminated Washington Monument can be seen in the background.
Civil rights
Local and regional
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston

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