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Portrait of Miss MVC during the homecoming parade

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A car with the roof folded back drives through the photos left frame; a banner which reads "MISS M.V.C." hangs from the car's left front door. Reflections in the windshield obscure the face of the man driving while the three women seated in the backseat are clearly visible. They are dressed formerly in hats and white gloves as part of a parade. The people lining the streets anticipate the next car cruising past. From left to right: Louise Washington, Ina C. Rucker Miss MVC 1956 & 1957, Thelma Patterson.
Created by
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998
Subject of
Louise Washington, American
Ina C. Rucker, American
Thelma Patterson, American
Mississippi Valley State University, American, founded 1950
Date
1956 - 1957
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 7 9/16 × 9 9/16 in. (19.2 × 24.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/8 × 10 in. (20.6 × 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2012.137.3.49
Topic
African American
Photography
United States--Social life and customs
Women
Place made
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture