Photograph by
Davidson, Bruce, American, born 1933
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
1965; printed ca. 2010
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 8 11/16 × 13 in. (22 × 33 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 7/8 × 13 15/16 in. (27.7 × 35.4 cm)
A black and white photograph of a boy writing on a blackboard in a school classroom. The blackboard is on the wall on the left side of the image and the boy writes on bottom of the board with white chalk held high with his right hand. His left arm is bent and held to his side. He wears a light colored shirt and dark colored pants. The classroom is constructed of wooden planks and in the center of the image, a door is set crooked into the wall and labeled with a sign that reads [DOOR]. To the left of the door is a white rectangular board reading [BULLETIN] and a round clock without hands. A large desk sits in the middle of the floor with a ladder back chair set apart from it. A border depicting the letters of the alphabet, both upper case and lower case, wraps around the top of the walls, from above the blackboard on the left to the door at center. Just to the right of the door, another blackboard is partially visible, with [Alice] written at the top. On the back is an inscription with the photographer's name and several numerical notations.
Place captured
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Time of Change
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
American South
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Bruce Davidson/ Magnum Photos. Permission required for use.
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