Photograph of Josephite priest Phil Berrigan performing a sodalist communion

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
St. Augustine High School, founded 1951
Father Berrigan, Philip Francis, American, 1923 - 2002
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 1/2 x 10 in. (19.1 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 depicts Father Phil Berrigan performing a sodalist communion. Father Berrigan stands at the extreme left of the photograph in a long dark robe. Gathered around the room in a semi-circle is a group of young men on their knees. Wearing suits or blazers and ties, they young men focus their attention on Father Berrigan. Three young men lean their elbows on a prayer bench. There is a religious statue on the wall behind them. The young man wearing glasses is possibly Henry English Braden IV, former Louisiana state senator from District 3. In the photograph's margins is text that reads "N.O. La. St. Augustine H.S. sodalists - 1961- Phil Berrigan." On the verso is a sticker with the text "Religion 7 -Berrigan/ Sodality."
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
2014.47.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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