Jackie Robinson with his wife and son

  • Image for Jackie Robinson with his wife and son
  • Image for Jackie Robinson with his wife and son
2 images
Photograph by
Leen, Nina, Russian, 1909 - 1995
Subject of
Robinson, Jackie, American, 1919 - 1972
Robinson, Rachel, American, born 1922
Robinson, Jackie, Jr., American, 1946 - 1971
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 15/16 in. (35.4 × 27.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
1949
Description
This gelatin silver print is a family portrait of Jackie Robinson and his wife, Rachel Robinson, and their son, Jackie Robinson, Jr. The family sits on brick steps which lead to a bricked landing and window-paned door. Rachel sits closest to the camera on a step lower than Robinson with crossed legs angled towards the right side of the frame; her PR hand rests behind her husband's left knee. She wears a long, patterned dress with a full skirt as well as a white cap sleeved bolero jacket. Robinson sits angled towards the camera with his feet planted apart on the second visible step from the bottom of the photograph. He holds his seated son on his right leg; the child looks off camera and holds his left arm slightly aloft.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Baseball
Children
Domestic life
Families
Fatherhood
Motherhood
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.166.6
Restrictions & Rights
© Time Inc. Permission required for use.
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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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