Kids on steps - Worcester, Mass. - 1968

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Date
1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 4248 pixels × 3035 pixels, 24.6 MB
Description
This image depicts four small children siting on a flight of wooden steps leading to a porch in front of a brick building. There is an open doorway off the porch, with a box, possibly a mail box, attached to the wall next to the door. The little boy on the top step, wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt and trousers, and holds a piece of string in his right hand. Midway down the stairs is a young boy in a light colored button down shirt and pants. He sits with his left hand on his hip. Two little girls sit on the bottom two steps. Wearing white shirts, dark vests, and dark pants, the smallest girl looks away from the camera over her left shoulder, toward the boys behind her on the stairs. The larger girl, on the bottom step, turns her head to gaze to the viewer's right, hands folded in her lap. The pavement at the foot of the steps is cracked, broken concrete with weeds growing out of the cracks.
Place depicted
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Topic
Children
Communication
Domestic life
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.7
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54a608f4c-ea86-4e6f-a0ac-4629c9d69163