Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 272

Price Realized: $ 4,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(CIVIL RIGHTS RIOTS.) Collection of 32 press photographs of the Watts riots in Los Angeles. For the most part 8 x 10 with some different sizes; glossy photographs, news services stamps and photographers' stamps on reverse, most with captions. should be seen. Los Angeles, 1965

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What should have been a routine arrest of Marquette Frye for driving while under the influence descended into a full-blown riot after the arresting officer refused to allow Frye's brother to drive the car home. Six days of bloody riots virtually destroyed the neighborhood.