Portrait of Bobby, Betty, and Michael Taylor

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3 images
Photograph by
Olson, Martha, American
Subject of
Taylor, Bobby, American
Taylor, Betty, American
Taylor, Michael, American
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 7 5/8 in. (25.2 × 19.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 1/4 × 10 9/16 in. (33.7 × 26.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Marion County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1970
Caption
Martha Olson graduated from Northwestern University with her B.A. in Art in 1969, and within a year, she was working more than 800 miles away as the girls’ physical education teacher at Marion High School in Columbia, Mississippi. It was the first year of integration in Mississippi public schools. During that time, Olson photographed local students, their relatives, and other residents of Marion County, which she later compiled into a series entitled, "Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971."
Description
A black and white photograph of (from left to right) Bobby, Betty and Michael Taylor. The Taylors are outside, surrounded by pigs and chickens. Bobby is mid-stride, towards the left of image. Betty stands at center, with her hands on her hips. Michael has his back facing the camera and is mid-step in the background. The photograph is mounted to a thick cardstock. Below the image, on the bottom of the mount, an inscription reads: [Bobby, Betty, and Michael Taylor / 1970 / Martha Olson]. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
Topic
African American
Agriculture
American South
Children
Communities
Families
Photography
Rural life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number
2018.21.103
Restrictions & Rights
© Martha Olson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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