Photograph of the dedication of St. Augustine High School

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2 images
Photograph by
Porter's Photos, American
Subject of
St. Augustine High School, founded 1951
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Monsignor Bezou, Henry C., American, 1913 - 1989
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
August 26, 1951
Description
Black and white photograph of Superintendent of Schools Monsignor Bezou addressing a crowd. This photograph depicts the back of man in a long dark robe standing on a long raised platform speaking to a large crowd standing in an open field. On either side of the superintendent are rows of seated men in suits and ecclesiastic robes. The crowd is made up of men, women and children. In the background are several small houses along a street that borders the field. In the photograph's margin is handwritten text "N.O. La. St. Augustine H.S." At the bottom right corner is stamped text "Photo by/ M.J. Porter/ N.O. La." On the verso is a stamp that reads "Any Place - Anywhere- Anytime/ PORTER'S PHOTOS/ 2027 Dryades St./ TU 1118 N.O. LA/ Porter's Pictures make News."
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
2014.47.8
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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