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"All that was left of his home after Tulsa Race Riot, 6-1-1921"

 Digital Image
Identifier: 1989-004-5-4.jpg
Image of Tulsa Race Riot
Image of Tulsa Race Riot


  • Creation: 1921-06
  • Digitized: 2020-05-05


A postcard showing an unidentified man standing alone amidst the desolation and the ruins of what is described as his home. The placement of the ruins of Dunbar Elementary School in the background indicates that this photo was taken on either North Greenwood Ave. or North Frankfort Ave.

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.


1 item : Black and white photograph ; 4253 kilobytes

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Original image is in the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 archive, 1920-2007 photograph album.

Existence and Location of Copies

Original 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.

Repository Details

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

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