Usher w/ Fan

Photograph by
Royster, Kenneth, American, born 1944
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
1997
Medium
photograph: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 14 9/16 × 14 15/16 in. (37 × 37.9 cm)
H x W (sheet): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph by Kenneth Royster of an usher with a fan. The unidentified woman is facing away from the camera. She is wearing a white collared dress and a metal watch. She is standing in front of a white folding chair. Her proper right hand is resting behind her back and holding a paper fan. The fan has a wood handle and a rectangular fan head with a slight curve in the middle. The fan has an image of Jesus on a doorstep. Text at the bottom reads [CHRIST KNOCKING / AT THE DOOR]. There is a wood barrier to the left of the woman. There are other individuals, also dressed in white, visible next to the usher and in the background. The group is standing inside a tent. There is a numerical inscription on the reverse.
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Praise
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Communities
Photography
Religion
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kenneth Royster in honor of Prof. Samuel L. Green
Object number
2018.41.17
Restrictions & Rights
© Kenneth Royster
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd559e68404-4a5b-4023-bed2-011d6feafef6
2 image(s)