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 Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Black Star, American, founded 1935
Created by
Rogers Color Laboratory Corp., American, 1964 - 1996
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
reversal film and cardboard
H x W: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4.9 × 4.9 cm)
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.
This photographic slide depicts tables of clothing set up outside. The tables are folding tables covered with piles of clothing. There are people standing among the tables. In the foreground is a man standing with his back to the viewer. He wears a white shirt and dark pants. Beyond him is a group of four women in a uniform of light blue dresses and matching pill box hats gathered around a table. There is a temporary fence that separates the tables from the parked cars and a van in the background. The van is red and white with text that reads "Tri-Foam/ Sleep Products/ You'll Like It." 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
Media Arts-Photography
color slides
Civil rights
Clothing and dress
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
3 image(s)