Portrait of Emma Magee

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3 images
Photograph by
Olson, Martha, American
Subject of
Magee, Emma Minnie, American
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 11/16 × 6 7/16 in. (24.6 × 16.4 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Closed): 17 × 14 in. (43.2 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Paper Frame Open): 17 × 28 in. (43.2 × 71.1 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Marion County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
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."
A black and white photograph of Emma Magee. Magee is standing with her hands on the back of a piece of furniture. She is looking towards the camera and is wearing a sweater over a dress. The photograph is mounted to a paper frame. [Ms. Emma Magee / 1970 / Martha Olson] is handwritten in pencil on the interior frame below the photograph. A [Y] is handwritten on the interior of the frame. The back of the photograph has several inscriptions about the subject of the photograph, the photographer, and numbers
African American
American South
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Martha Olson
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Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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