May 4, 2021
May 4, 2021

Honoring your parents, especially your mother, is one of the teaching of DeMolay. Leadership training, love of country, love of parents and the dress code all help to build character so that young men can become Masons or go on in life with the teachings

Our Kind of People

Honoring your parents, especially your mother, is one of the teaching of DeMolay. Leadership training, love of country, love of parents and the dress code all help to build character so that young men can become Masons or go on in life with the teachings of brotherhood. During DeMolay Week, members pay respect to mothers who have passed on

1972

Bill Owens

(American, b. 1938)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 14.8 x 21.4 cm (5 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.2 x 25.1 cm (7 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2019.292

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Did you know?

Visiting the United States in the 1830s, French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville observed that Americans “were forever forming associations.”

Description

Owens’s project Our Kind of People, shot mostly in the 1970s, explored American groups and rituals ranging from the Girl Scouts to Halloween parties in his native Northern California. With club membership declining today in America, the kind of formal and informal associations documented by Owens are now an endangered species.

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Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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