People’s Free Food Program, Palo Alto, California, 1972

Image for People’s Free Food Program, Palo Alto, California, 1972
Photograph by
Shames, Stephen, American, born 1947
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 19 3/4 × 16 in. (50.2 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 18 5/8 × 12 9/16 in. (47.3 × 31.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1972, printed 2014
Description
A black-and-white photograph of two older women sitting side-by-side on a bench. Both women are wearing floral print dresses, and are facing the camera. The woman on the proper right is wearing glasses and holds a newspaper in her left hand. The woman on the left is resting her arms on her handbag in her lap. The women have bags of food placed on the ground in front of their legs. The bags read: [PEOPLE'S/ FREE FOOD/ PROGRAM], and there is an image of a black panther, the Black Panther Party logo, between the lines [PEOPLE'S] and [FREE FOOD].
Topic
African American
Black power
Cooking and dining
Health
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Resistance
Social reform
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.123.2
Restrictions & Rights
© Stephen Shames
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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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