Photographic print of Gladys Thornton injured by a streetcar

Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Thornton, Gladys
Date
July 1, 1945
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 16 × 19 7/8 in. (40.6 × 50.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 1/16 × 17 in. (33.2 × 43.2 cm)
Description
A black and white photograph of Gladys Thornton injured and lying prone in the street; a bundle of cloth supports her head while her proper right arm is raised so that her right fist rests close to her forehead. There are shadows cast by nearby standing onlookers and the undercarriage of a stationary streetcar features prominently in the background of the shot. There is an imprint of a palm tree in the bottom right corner of the border on the front of the photograph. The back of the photograph has an inscription, by hand, of the number: [1305] and a photographer's stamp.
Place depicted
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Photography
Transportation
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
2014.302.8
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a03a0748-58b3-462e-9b0d-2678afbecd60
2 image(s)