Bobby Seale Campaigns for Mayor of Oakland and Elaine Brown Campaigns for City Council, Oakland, California, 1972

Image for Bobby Seale Campaigns for Mayor of Oakland and Elaine Brown Campaigns for City Council, Oakland, California, 1972
Photograph by
Shames, Stephen, American, born 1947
Subject of
Brown, Elaine, American, born 1943
Seale, Bobby, American, born 1936
Unidentified Man or Men
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 16 × 19 7/8 in. (40.6 × 50.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 5/8 × 18 5/8 in. (32.1 × 47.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1972, printed 2014
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Bobby Seale campaigning for Mayor of Oakland. Seale, at the proper right of the photograph, is wearing an overcoat, button-down shirt and tie, and he is gesturing with both hands. Seale is accompanied by Elaine Brown, who stands at the center of the photograph, wearing a fur coat belted with a leather belt. Brown is looking at Seale while shaking hands with a man at the proper left of the photograph. The man is looking at Seale and appears to be listening to him intently. They are standing on a sidewalk in front of houses.
Topic
African American
Black power
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
2014.123.9
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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