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Part of the Easter Parade on the South Side

Date April 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (34.3 x 26 cm)
Paper: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Lee and Rosskam created a rare and vibrant record of Easter observances among affluent and middle class churchgoers. At distinctly fashionable St. Edmund's Episcopal, they worked in the street with small cameras before and during the processional "Blessing of the Bounds" ceremony. Such sophisticated, socially prominent church members were staples of the black press, but their resemblance to white "Society" never attracted the attention that white documentarians and photojournalists have paid to the demonstrative nature of fundamentalist worship.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 99.2003