Free Clothing Program, A Boy Tries on a Coat at a Party Office, Toledo, Ohio, 1971

Photograph by
Shames, Stephen, American, born 1947
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
Seale, Bobby, American, born 1936
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Date
1971, printed 2014
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 16 × 19 5/8 in. (40.6 × 49.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 1/2 × 18 5/8 in. (31.8 × 47.3 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a boy standing in front of a coat rack. He is smiling broadly, his arms outstretched, with a coat draped over his right arm and shoulder. The coat rack is almost completely full with various types and styles of coats. The room has posters on the walls and a pile of dirt in the back corner, behind the boy and the coat rack.
Place depicted
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Black power
Photography
Politics
Resistance
Social reform
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.123.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Stephen Shames
GUID
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