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Martin Luther King Funeral
  • Hiro
    born 1930
    born: Shanghai, China ; active: United States
  • Martin Luther King Funeral, 1968
  • published in Esquire magazine, August 1968
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromogenic color print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24.2 x 35.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0486.01

Color image of figures in a cemetary, and a line of cars in the background. There are large tombstones scattered throughout the cemetary, and in the left side of the image there is a young girl and a woman seated on a tombstone. The girl is facing the left side of the image, and wearing a knee-length, white dress and white stockings. The woman is wearing a black dress and black hat, and she is holding a white coat in her lap. There are two women seated on another tombstone in the right side of the image, both wearing knee-length dresses and hats. There is a group of figures in the background in the right side of the image, near the line of cars.