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Image of a young girl seated on a bench and sitting in front of a photographic backdrop featuring monuments from the Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee.; Up through the 1960s African Americans could only attend the zoo on designated days. A feature that was offered to all visitors at the zoo was an opportunity to be photographed in front of a backdrop featuring the stone lions on pedestals that flanked the entrance of the zoo. These monuments are still showcased at the zoo.
Digital Image (c) 2011 Earnestine Jenkins Collection of African American-African Diaspora Photographs. All rights reserved. No unauthorized duplication or transmission permitted. Contact the rights holder: Arts & Visual Cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora, Department of Art, University of Memphis.
"Memphis 20th Century: Photography, Memphis Zoo" (2021). Earnestine Jenkins Collection of Historical African American-African Diaspora Photographs. 15.
Memphis Zoo (Memphis, Tenn.); Segregation -- Tennessee -- Memphis