Resurrection City: Untitled

Photograph of Newark police officer

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2 images
Photograph by
Freedman, Jill, American, born 1939
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 9 5/8 in. (32.8 × 24.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.5 × 27.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968; printed September 2017
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a Newark, New Jersey police officer standing in a doorway with a second person peeking over his shoulder. The officer wears a peaked cap featuring the seal of the City of Newark with his badge number, a dark shirt, tie, and jacket, and a badge with officer number 1418 and [POLICE] visible on it. The door has a chain to keep it from swinging like those appearing on train car doors, a window with blinds, and a sign that reads [A / PEACEFUL / NEWARK / DEPENDS ON.. / YOU!]. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Topic
African American
Activism
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Poverty
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.81.5
Restrictions & Rights
© Jill Freedman
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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