Portrait of Annie Lee Williams and Christine Holmes

Photograph by
Olson, Martha, American
Subject of
Williams, Annie Lee, American
Holmes, Christine, American
Date
1970
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 11/16 × 7 3/4 in. (24.6 × 19.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 17 × 14 1/16 in. (43.2 × 35.7 cm)
H x W: 17 × 28 in. (43.2 × 71.1 cm)
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 Annie Lee Williams and her granddaughter Christine Holmes. Williams holds Holmes in her arms and both are looking directly at the camera. Williams is wearing a sweater over a dress and Holmes wears a jacket over a light-colored outfit. A building and some cars are partially visible in the background of the photograph. The photograph is mounted to a paper frame. [Ms. Annie Lee Williams and Christine Holmes / 1970 / Martha Olson] is handwritten in pencil on the interior frame below the photograph. A [H.H.] is handwritten on the interior of the frame. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
Place depicted
Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
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
2018.21.47
Restrictions & Rights
© Martha Olson
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51e707704-9c06-4f3f-bfc9-f58b95f6049e
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