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Southern Ladies • New Orleans, LA

Image for Southern Ladies • New Orleans, LA
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of four women walking on a street in New Orleans, LA by the photographer Leonard Freed. The left half of the frame is filled with two elderly women walking arm-in-arm, both wearing glasses and lacy black bonnets. In the opposite direction two younger women walk together, both carrying packages and purses and wearing headscarves. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
Photograph by
Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Printed by
Steinmetz Studio, French
Date
1965; printed 1998
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 13/16 x 19 1/16 in. (32.6 x 48.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2009.10.7
Topic
African American
American South
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Women
Place captured
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc.