Man sitting on debris pile - Roxbury, Mass. - 1969

Image for Man sitting on debris pile - Roxbury, Mass. - 1969
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 6518pixels × 6771pixels
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1969
Description
This image depicts an older man sitting on a pile of trash in front of an abandoned building. The man, wearing a dark sweater and pants sits sideways to the camera and gazes past his right shoulder at the viewer. His hands are folded in his lap. He sits on a pile of trash including old cans and bottles, rocks, boards, wires, and plastic bags. In the background is a large abandoned brick building with some windows boarded over, others are open black rectangles in the brick facade. To the right of the building is a tall brick wall, above which is an elevated train track with a train going past.
Topic
African American
Architecture
Communities
Men
Photography
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.6
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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