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Black and white image of a child looking out a window with white wings superimposed on her back and a white insect watching her. 
Joanne Leonard
Winged Ones
gelatin silver print on paper
20 in x 23 3/4 in (50.8 cm x 60.33 cm)
Gift of the artist
A color photograph of a group of children and a cat at a table. Each child engages with something in the room, which is in an organized disarray. Egg shells fall from the table to the floor, toys are strewn about, and an infant and cat sit in the middle of the table.
Julie Blackmon
Birds at Home
inkjet pigment print paper
22 in x 22 in (55.88 cm x 55.88 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
This woodblock print depicts a man in trousers and a jacket compacted into the space of the print. The man is kneeling on his left knee while his right foot is raised and pushed up against a surface on the left of the image. Both of his arms are raised, with the left jutting out towards the viewer and the palm of his hand is fully visible. The numbered and print is signed (l.c.) "3 Pepe Ortega" in pencil.
José Ortega
El bache
woodblock print on paper
7 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in (18.1 cm x 13.02 cm)
Museum Purchase
Winding through the center of this print, a melting clock oozes from the top right to the bottom center in red, yellow and blue. To the left of the base of the clock is a bright orange and red bolder. In the background, there is a large landscape with mountains and a cloudy sky. There are three figures in the scene. At the bottom right, a figure is seated with a staff and behind it is a large shape in yellow, red and blue. At the center, there is a sketch of a mounted figure on a rearing horse; and at the upper right, there is a figure with a strong shadow. The print is signed (l.r.) and numbered (l.l.) in pencil. 
Salvador Dali
Espace-temps en fusion
drypoint etching, lithograph and screenprint on paper
30 5/16 in x 21 15/16 in (76.99 cm x 55.72 cm)
Anonymous Gift
A photograph of eight boys, all of which are the same person, voraciously eating a loaf of white bread off a rock in a forest.
Anthony Goicolea
Last Supper
dye destruction print on paper
40 in x 77 in (101.6 cm x 195.6 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
A black and white photograph of a woman with her left arm around the head of a crying man. Her gaze is fixed up and to her left. The man has a towel around his shoulders. In the background, people stand facing away from the couple.
Ken Heyman
Woman holding a man in a blanket
gelatin silver print on paper
18 ½ in x 12 ⅞ in (46.99 cm x 32.7 cm);20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Harrison Fisher
Untitled, Red Cross
color lithograph on paper
23 15/16 in x 27 11/16 in (60.8 cm x 70.3 cm)
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
This mixed media collage consists of a long skein of yarn of varying colors attached at point A at the top of the print, creating a jumbled mass of yarn below and exiting at point C, also at the top of the canvas.
Buky Schwartz
Line A-C
mixed media, wool on canvas
28 1/4 in x 20 1/4 in (71.76 cm x 51.44 cm)
Gift in honor of Dr. E. Bryce and Harriet Alpern, by their children
This collage depicts the torso and head of a figure consuming the majority of the composition. The left, handless, arm is raised up at a 90 degree angle in salute. The skin and hair is green, eyes are large white circles with small pupils, and the mouth is a white oval. The black and grey background has a pattern of elaborate floral wallpaper and the figures clothing, resembling a military uniform, is made of colorful splotches with a row of medals across the chest. 
Enrico Baj
Generale
oil on canvas
51 5/16 in x 38 1/4 in (130.4 cm x 97.1 cm);51 3/4 in x 38 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in (131.45 cm x 98.43 cm x 3.18 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Gosman
A still life of a vase of peonies. The image is tightly cropped and droplets of water are visible on the petals of the flowers. 
John Dugdale
Cornwall Peonies
albumen silver print on paper
15 15/16 in x 13 1/2 in (40.48 cm x 34.29 cm);16 in x 13 7/16 in x 1 3/8 in (40.64 cm x 34.13 cm x 3.49 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Harry Denham Trust
A black and white photograph of masked, helmeted, armed troops, several of whom grab a person and lift him from the ground, his shirt pulled up over his head. An officer, hat off and held, looks out toward the viewer. Several look towards the conflict from the foreground.
Danny Lyon
Clifford Vaughs, another SNCC photographer, is arrested by the National Guard
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);8 ¾ in x 12 ⅞ in (22.23 cm x 32.7 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80

Artist Unknown
Three Women and One Man
photograph | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
TC2004.7


Juneteenth, the annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States, commemorates the events of June 19, 1865, when a Union general read federal orders in Galveston, Texas freeing all previously enslaved people.
These images, believed to be taken shortly after that time, show ways in which African Americans pushed back against the propaganda and violence of chattel slavery. With the development of the camera, African Americans began to open their own photography studios, using the camera to shape their identity in the Reconstruction (post-emancipation) era. The photos worked to combat the pseudo-scientific ideology that sought to perpetuate and justify violence against the African American community.
Reflection Prompts:
- How does the democratization and wide availability of photography continue to shape American resistance movements?
- How can photos like these and others from the time help us honor the African American individuals who fought for the freedom and humanity of their people?

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