Photographic slide of Marsha P. Johnson at a New York City Gay Pride Parade

Photograph by
Dr. Simmons, Ron, American, 1950 - 2020
Subject of
Johnson, Marsha P., American, 1945 - 1992
Date
1982
Medium
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Description
A color photographic slide of activist Marsha P. Johnson marching in a gay rights demonstration. Johnson looks directly at the camera, smiling, and holding a black quilt with gold, purple, and white embellishments, while she herself wears black apparel with silver sequin collar and cuffs, with rhinestone earrings and necklaces. She also carries a gray fur stole over her proper right shoulder. In the background, individuals can be seen carrying a pink banner with the word [LESBIAN] written on the top. The front of the gray encasement that houses the slide is dated [OCT 82W4] and [City Chant 2] is handwritten in pencil just above the photo.
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Type
color slides
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Identity
LGBTQ
Sexuality
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ron Simmons
Object number
TA2019.38.1.1.1.14
Restrictions & Rights
© Ron Simmons
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5b084d9-4ccf-481b-b89b-0a082193ceb4
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