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Resurrection City: Untitled

Photograph of a woman playing a guitar and singing

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2 images
Photograph by
Freedman, Jill, American, born 1939
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 × 12 15/16 in. (21.9 × 32.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 14 in. (27.7 × 35.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968; printed September 2017
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a woman playing a guitar and singing while a man reaches over her to also play the same guitar. The two are outdoors in the shade of trees, with a crowd of people in the background. She wears a striped hat, eye glasses, and a pinback button on her chest reading [POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN / PUERTORRIQUEÑOS MARCHAN]. He wears a hat and button-down shirt with his glasses in his pocket. The pair are under a tree and there are people in chairs visible in the background. The guitar has sticker of the flag of Puerto Rico on the soundboard. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Topic
African American
Activism
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.81.17
Restrictions & Rights
© Jill Freedman
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Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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