Portrait of Emma Minnie Magee

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2 images
Photograph by
Olson, Martha, American
Subject of
Magee, Emma Minnie, American
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 × 10 3/4 in. (34.9 × 27.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 3/4 × 14 7/8 in. (42.5 × 37.8 cm)
H x W (Frame): 19 7/8 × 7 5/8 in. (50.5 × 19.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Columbia, 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 Minnie Magee. Magee is sitting with her hands on her lap and is looking down towards the ground. She is wearing a sweater over a gingham dress and a cap on her head. The photograph is in a frame. The back of the frame has an inscription reading [VP 0101.tif / Martha Olson / 1970 / Grandmother Emma (Magee / Minnie) Shirley Ann's grandmother / Columbia, MS / 1st Year of Integration of Miss. schools]. The back of the frame has picture wire for hanging.
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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