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Elijah Muhammad's Daughter, Ethel Sharrieff, Chicago
  • Gordon Parks
    1912–2006
    born: Fort Scott, Kansas, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Elijah Muhammad's Daughter, Ethel Sharrieff, Chicago, 1963
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 50.8 x 40.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20 x 16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Friends of the Art Museum
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0050
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Black-and-white image of a large group of African American women standing in a triangular formation, all wearing white dresses and veils which cover their hair. The woman in the front of the triangle is visible from waist-length, and she is wearing metal earrings and a thin chain necklace with a square-shaped pendant. The women in the background are out of focus.