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National Guard machine gun crew during Tulsa Race Riot, 1921-06-01

 Item
Identifier: 1989.004.5.8
"National Guard machine gun crew during Tulsa Race Riot, 6-1-21"
"National Guard machine gun crew during Tulsa Race Riot, 6-1-21"

Scope and Contents

A squad of National Guard troops on a flatbed truck holding an M1917 .30 caliber machine gun. The image is facing southwest between Cincinnati Avenue and Boston Avenue just south of the tracks. The truck is facing 'west' paralleling the Frisco tracks. The image was taken approximately 1 pm, on June 1st 1921.

Title is taken from the writing on the face of the postcard. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.

The photographer is unidentified. The Postcards were first published in 1921.

Dates

  • 1921-06-01

Conditions Governing Access

These materials are open for research by any registered reader.

Conditions Governing Use

This high resolution image is provided as a community service. If it is used, please cite that the original is in the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa.

Extent

1 item : Black and white Real Picture Postcard ; 9 x 14 cm

Language of Materials

English

Existence and Location of Originals

A copy of the original image this post card is based on is in this collection at 1989-004-5-B4.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of this postcard can be found in the following collections: Ruth Sigler Avery Collection at OSU Tulsa; Hannibal Johnson’s private collection, the National Museum of African American History. The Beryl Ford Collection (with the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Museum), the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Greenwood Cultural Center have photographic copies.

The Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa has two copies of this post card.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
(918) 631-2496