Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) Pair of photographs of a CORE sit-in at a New Orleans Woolworth's lunch counter. Original prints, 8 x 10 inches, with original typed captions and inked date stamps on verso, also later collection stamps, one bearing inked stamp of the New Orleans Times-Picayune and photographer R. Uribe; one photo crisp and clear, the other with moderate staining. New Orleans, LA, 9 September 1960

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These photographs depict one of the first of the lunch counter sit-ins which swept the United States in the early 1960s. 7 young members of the Congress on Racial Equality (5 Black, 2 White) sat at the Woolworth's counter in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The staff refused to serve them; they refused to leave. The stand-off ended almost 5 hours later with their arrest. These photographs are the original prints from the files of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, taken by their staff photographer Ralph Uribe.