Photographic slide of the Poor People's Campaign

Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Created by
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
Date
May 13, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Medium
reversal film and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
Caption
This slide is part of a collection of 35mm slides encapsulating Robert Houston's full portfolio of images related to the Poor People's Campaign and the antipoverty protest camp on the National Mall. Known as "Resurrection City," the camp lasted for six weeks in the spring of 1968.
Description
This photographic slide depicts two rows of A frame shelters in Resurrection City on the National Mall. The A frames are composed of wood and yellow plastic sheeting. They stand in two long rows with a wide open area between them that is filled with pedestrians. Some people sit or stand in groups outside the opening of the A frames, while others pass up and down the open area. The Washington Monument is visible in the background.The slide mount has text on the reverse that reads "processed by/ rogers color lab corp. / new york."
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
color slides
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.245.15
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ce47cd91-c60d-406e-bb73-27e031da4856
3 image(s)