Chromogenic print of an aerial view of Resurrection City

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Photograph by
P. Kenneth Jadin, American
Subject of
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image and sheet): 13 3/4 × 11 in. (35 × 28 cm)
Type
chromogenic color prints
Place depicted
Resurrection City, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 21, 1968 - June 23, 1968
Description
A color photograph of Resurrection City from the 1968 Poor People's Campaign on the National Mall that was taken by one of Resurrection City's lead architects, Ken Jadin. The photograph is an aerial view facing the Lincoln Memorial from the Washington Monument. The tent settlement, known as Resurrection City, is shown to the left of the Reflecting Pool in West Potomac Park. The tents, made of white tarp over plywood, are visible in the dirt encampment. The Reflecting Pool is lined with trees and there are larger groves on the left side of the image. Rainbow Pond, now the World War II Memorial, can be seen in the foreground. The background shows the Potomac River and the far Washington, D.C. and Virginia landscape. The Arlington Memorial Bridge is shown over the river behind the Lincoln Memorial. The image colors are considerably deteriorated. An inscription on the reverse reads [R. Res City].
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Freedom
Health
Housing
Local and regional
Photography
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of P. Kenneth Jadin
Object number
2017.98.1
Restrictions & Rights
© P. Kenneth Jadin
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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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