Photograph of students in meditation at St. Augustine's High School

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2 images
Photograph by
Rev. Hall, Charles, American, 1930 - 1967
Subject of
St. Augustine High School, founded 1951
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 3/4 x 10 in. (19.7 x 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1961
Description
This black and white photograph of sodalists at St. Augustine High School depicts a room of nine young men seated in two rows, opposite a man in a priest's cassock sitting with his back to the viewer and an open book in front of him. There is a narrow table between him and the young men. A small pile of books sits at the left hand side of the table. One of the young men, wearing a striped suit, is holding one of these books. The young men are dressed in light colored button down or polo shirts and dark pants. There is a door and a window behind them, and a crucifix on the wall. In the photograph's margins is text that reads "N.O. La St. Augustine's H.S. sodalists 1961." On the verso is a stamp "JOSEPHITE HARVEST/ Photo by_______." The blank is filled in with a handwritten name "Rev. Charles Hall, SSJ." Below is a hand written note in red ink "Sodalists of St. Augustine's H.S. in New Orleans and /meditation and conference. “Renewal" Jan 1962 issue JH." At the photograph's edges is "1A58D15B."
Topic
African American
Communities
Education
Religious groups
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
2014.47.5
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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