Smithsonian Collections

The Men’s Choir of First Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia, 2005

Image for The Men’s Choir of First Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia, 2005
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of fourteen men wearing robes. The thirteen men facing the camera are holding books. The fourteenth man is standing at center with his arms raised above his head and his back towards the camera. He is wearing a white robe with a treble clef on it. A large pipe organ takes up the entire background. A sign at the top of the image reads “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism” and has a cross hanging down from it at center. No inscriptions on the front or back.
Photograph by
Jason Miccolo Johnson, American
Subject of
First Baptist Church of Norfolk, American, founded 1805
Unidentified Man or Men
Date
2005; printed 2012
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jason Miccolo Johnson
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 19 15/16 x 15 15/16 in. (50.6 x 40.5 cm)
H x W (image): 17 7/8 x 12 7/16 in. (45.4 x 31.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2012.144.1
Topic
African American
Local and regional
Photography
Religious groups
Singers (Musicians)
Place captured
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Jason Miccolo Johnson