Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Falkener, Herschel Hall, American, 1901 - 1992
Unidentified Man or Men
Shaw University, American, founded 1865
Date
ca. 1930
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 2 5/16 × 3 1/4 in. (5.8 × 8.2 cm)
H x W (Image): 2 1/16 × 3 in. (5.2 × 7.6 cm)
Description
A black and white photograph of three men playing football at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. All three players are facing the camera, standing behind one of the yard lines. The center player has both hands on the ground, in a four-point stance. He is flanked on both sides by players with their right hands on the ground in three-point stance positions. The two players on the right side of the photograph are wearing helmets with earflaps. All of the players are wearing dark shirts and light pants, and the two players on the left are wearing knee-length socks over the pants. The goal post is directly behind the players. There are spectators behind the goal posts in the background and white painted houses and a white, picket fence in the distant background. There are no inscriptions or marks, front or back. There is a scribble on the back in pencil.
Place depicted
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Athletes
Education
Football
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Men
Photography
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Margaret Falkener DeLorme, Waldo C. Falkener, Cameron S. Falkener and Gilbert E. DeLorme
Object number
2014.94.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59a752988-38db-4e91-bb55-be13562318aa

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