Photograph of a basketball game at St. Augustine High School

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2 images
Photograph by
R.A. Ralph Photographer, American
Subject of
St. Augustine High School, founded 1951
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1960s - 1970s
Description
Black & white photograph of a basketball game. This image depicts three students; two in white jerseys and one in a dark colored uniform. One student, wearing a white uniform, dribbles the ball as he runs up the court. He is guarded by a student in a dark uniform with the word "Marlins." In the background is a crowd of people seated on bleachers. On the wall above them is a large banner with the words "PURPLE POWER WILL PREVAIL." On the verso are two stamps, one reads "R.A. RALPH, Photographer/ 1470 N. Claiborne Ave./ New Orleans, LA. 70116." The other stamp is a series of numbers and letters followed by blanks that are filled in by handwriting "12943/ PG_ [141] ___/ POS_ [1] ___/ ID_ [R. Irving] __." There is also a string of letters and numbers "1A58G5D."
Topic
African American
Athletes
Basketball
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
2014.47.9
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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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