Photograph of the St. Augustine High School marching band, the "Marching 100"

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Photograph by
Nolan A. Marshall Photography, American, founded 1948
Subject of
St. Augustine High School, founded 1951
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1952
Description
Black and white photograph of the St. Augustine High School marching band standing in formation next to a large brick building. Standing in rows, holding their instruments, each band member wears a uniform of dark trousers, light colored jackets with decorative braid, and peaked caps, also decorated with braid. In the front are two young men carrying flags, one of which is an American flag, the other possibly the Louisiana state flag. In front of them is the drum major, wearing an all-white uniform with a half-length cape and a tall plumed hat. On the verso are two handwritten notes "1A59J4B" and "Band-3." There is also a stamp with a handwritten number "The negative of this photograph is filed/ at the studio and one or more pictures may/ be had now or at any time in the future. Ask for/ reprints by number '652.'/ NOLAN A MARSHALL/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 1830 Louisiana Ave. CH. 7651."
Topic
African American
American South
Band (Music)
Communities
Education
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, LA
Object number
2014.47.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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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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