Portrait of Norma Pearl Sartin, Annie Lee Taylor and Laura Parker

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2 image(s)
Photograph by
Olson, Martha, American
Subject of
Sartin, Norma Pearl, American
Taylor, Annie Lee, American
Parker, Laura, American
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 1/2 × 10 in. (34.3 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 19 9/16 × 15 5/8 in. (49.7 × 39.7 cm)
H x W (Frame): 21 5/16 × 17 5/16 in. (54.1 × 44 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Portfolio/Series
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
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 Norma Pearl Sartin, Annie Lee Taylor, and Laura Parker. The three young girls are smiling in a close angle. The girl to the left of the image has her left arm around the shoulders of the girl in the foreground of the image. The girl in the background of the image is only partially visible. The photograph is inside a frame. 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: [Cheerleaders / 1st Year of Integration of MS. School].
Topic
American South
Communities
Education
Photography
Segregation
Youth
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number
2018.21.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Martha Olson

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