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Lynching [graphic].
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  • 17 items (8 folders); 21 x 26 cm. and smaller.
  • 15 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 1 stat : b&w ;
  • 1 photomechanical print : b&w ;
  • Portrait photographs – 1930-1959.
  • Group portraits – 1930-1959.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1930-1959.
  • Stats.
  • Photomechanical prints – 1930-1939.
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear photographer's, photography studio's or photo agency's handstamp on verso. Some items bear handwritten notations on verso and/or printed caption labels attached to verso; some items bear printed captions on recto. Some items bear cropping or retouching marks; some items have been cropped.
  • Collection contains work by Acme Newspictures, the Associated Press, Herbert Hawkins, International News Photos, Keystone Pictures and Wide World Photos.
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  • Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
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Sc Photo Lynching
Lynching [graphic].
The collection depicts African Americans who were victims of lynching, mostly in the Southern United States from the 1930s to the early 1950s. The collection consists of views of lynching victims hanging from trees; a man who was lynched by a white mob while alledgedly in police custody; the bodies of two married couples, lynched by a white mob, being viewed by mourners in a funeral parlor; morgue photographs of a lynching victim and views of his grieving family; two prisoners who were shot by a white police officer while being transported by the officer to a site to have their rape convictions retried; and groups of white people who either participated in or observed a lynching. Also included are reproductions of newspaper articles (1867 and 1919 ) about mob violence against African Americans in the South.
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Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
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Hawkins, Herbert. Photographer
Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.)
Associated Press.
International News Photos (New York, N.Y.)
Keystone Pictures (New York, N.Y.)
Wide World Photos, Inc.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Lynching
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