Photograph by
Dr. Simmons, Ron, American, 1950 - 2020
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
reversal film and cardboard
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
A color photographic slide depicting a large gay pride banner flag at a gay rights parade in New York City. The image is captured from the one side of the banner, looking across the banner north on 5th Avenue. The rainbow flag banner takes up the full bottom half of the image, held by seven white-gloved marchers at the three visible sides. Behind the flag are two large rainbow balloon sculptures, both nearly the full width of the street being carried by other march participants. In the center is a red banner reading [forward together] with blue footprints across the center. The text is only partially visible behind the individuals carrying the rainbow banner. Spectators line the street on both sides, with tall buildings rising up behind them. St. Thomas Episcopal Church is visible on the left. The film is in a white cardboard slide. Imprinted across the bottom is [SEP 87]. Printed on the obverse, in blue, is [Ektachrome SLIDE] and [PROCESSED BY Kodak].
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
color slides
Civil rights
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ron Simmons
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Ron Simmons

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