Mule Train on 14th Street

Image for Mule Train on 14th Street
Photograph by
Jones, Laura, Canadian
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5034 pixels × 7593 pixels (5034 × 7593 cm)
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968
Description
A black and white digital image of a man on a mule drawn wagon.
A man in a brimmed straw hat is driving a "Prairie Schooner" covered wagon. He is wearing a plaid button down collared shirt with the sleeves rolled up just below his elbows. He is wearing pants with the cuffs rolled up. He is sitting in the foreground, in the proper right seat and holding onto the reins. There is a man with a mustache sitting behind him. On the proper left side of the image there is the back end of a mule. It has studded straps going across it. On the proper right side of the image part of the covered wagon is visible. It has a white fabric covering and a wooden bottom. There is a car in the background next to the wagon.
There is a building in the background. The main part of the building has two wings, one on either side, coming out towards the foreground. Two women, a young boy, and a man are standing on a sidewalk near a traffic light and street sign. The traffic light is green (the bottom light is on), and the street sign reads [SW 14 ST]. There is a sign with black text on a pole. It is on the ground behind the street sign. It is partially covered by the horse reins but reads [SIGHTSEEING / (?)ISCHARGE AR(?) / FOR BUREAU OF ENGRAVING PRINT].
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Justice
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, Gift of Laura Jones
Object number
2017.90.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Laura Jones
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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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