Photograph by
Freedman, Jill, American, born 1939
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Unidentified Man or Men
Senator Kennedy, Robert F., American, 1925 - 1968
Date
1968; printed September 2017
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 9 in. (32.8 × 22.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.5 × 27.7 cm)
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a man wearing a shirt and tie and smoking a cigarette. The man wears his jacket over his head. A partially obstructed pinback button attached to his shirt or jacket reads [WE MOURN OUR LOSS / 1925 / 1968 / ROBERT F. KENNEDY] with an image of Kennedy appearing at center. The man holds a small flag of Puerto Rico in his right hand. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
Place captured
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Resurrection City
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Activism
Local and regional
Politics
Poverty
Race relations
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.81.6
Restrictions & Rights
© Jill Freedman
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59d5b8038-3200-4dad-a3ad-7dd694ec505f
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