Portrait of Edgar Earl Patton, Brady Patton, and Lovie Patton

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  • Image for Portrait of Edgar Earl Patton, Brady Patton, and Lovie Patton
  • Image for Portrait of Edgar Earl Patton, Brady Patton, and Lovie Patton
3 images
Photograph by
Olson, Martha, American
Subject of
Patton, Lovie, American
Patton, Edgar Earl, American
Patton, Brady, American
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 13/16 × 7 5/16 in. (24.9 × 18.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 3/4 × 14 5/8 in. (42.5 × 37.1 cm)
H x W (Frame): 19 13/16 × 17 5/8 in. (50.3 × 44.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Columbia, 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), Edgar Earl Patton, Brady Patton, and Lovie Patton. The three are featured standing in front of a building. Edgar is only partially visible; the two boys stand to the lower left side of the photograph. Lovie Patton, their grandmother, stands at center. Another person is partially visible on the porch in the background of the photograph. The back of the frame has several inscriptions about the subject of the photograph, the photographer, and numbers. A label on the back of the frame reads: [Ms. Lovie Patton with her grandson's / 1st Year of School Integration of MS]. Metal hooks and picture wire are attached to the back of the frame.
Topic
African American
American South
Children
Communities
Families
Motherhood
Photography
Rural life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number
2018.21.28
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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