Photographic print of Thelma Thompson and her three children

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2 images
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Thompson, Thelma
Thompson, Christopher
Thompson, Barbarette
Thompson, Mark
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 16 13/16 × 11 9/16 in. (42.7 × 29.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 19 15/16 × 15 15/16 in. (50.6 × 40.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Hill District, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 1960
Description
A black and white photograph of Thelma Thompson and her three children, Christopher, Mark, and Barbarette in their home in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The home has peeling wall paper and lace curtains over the windows. Thompson sits on a bed aligned with the left side of the frame with her two sons, Christopher and Mark, seated next to her and on her lap; to her proper left, her daughter, Barbarettem stands next to her. A chest of drawers is aligned with the right side of the frame. The back of the photograph has an inscription of the number: [327.01] and a photographer's stamp.
Topic
African American
Children
Domestic life
Families
Housing
Motherhood
Photography
Poverty
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number
2014.302.16
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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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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