Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 216

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) Group of 26 photos of civil rights demonstrations and related subjects. Various sizes, most about 8 x 10 inches, most captioned in image, most with inked stamps or captions on verso; condition generally strong. Vp, 1946-68 (bulk 1959-66)

Additional Details

The earliest photograph in this lot is of the funeral services for two lynching victims in Monroe, GA in 1946. Other key images include: Angry anti-immigration protesters in Baltimore, 1954 A teenage girl leaving the Little Rock high school under armed guard, 1957 Mourners at the open casket of Medgar Evers, 1963 A Birmingham marcher being bitten by a police dog, May 1963 4 images of Klan rallies 3 shots of James Meredith's March Against Fear, 1966 Suspects cuffed in front of a looted store during the Watts Rebellion, 1965 and students demonstrating against a rape perpetrated by white students on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1959 (illustrated).