Photographic print of A.J. Smitherman, a book and the Tulsa Greenwood District

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Black-and-white photographs, and a photomechanical copy of a photograph, adhered to a sheet of paper. The paper has the letterhead of The Petroleum Reporter. The paper has been folded in half to form four (4) sections. Each photograph has been affixed to one of the four sections. The top half of the recto side is printed with the letterhead, and no photographs are adhered to this section. The bottom half of the recto side has a photomechanical copy of a street view of the Greenwood District. On verso, there is a photograph of a man with glasses wearing a suit and bowtie, A.J. Smitherman, the Editor and Publisher of the Daily Tulsa Star at the time of the 1921 riots. Next to the Smitherman photograph is handwritten "Smitherman". On the other half of the same quadrant, the word "Franklin" is handwritten, next to an empty space without a photograph. On verso, the bottom half of the paper has a large photograph of the book "The Events of the Tulsa Disaster" by Mrs. Mary E. Jones Parrish.
Created by
Subject of
A.J. Smitherman, American, 1863 - 1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Princetta R. Newman
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
The Princetta R. Newman Collection of Family Photographs, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
African American
American South
American West
Race riots
Place depicted
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper, and ink on paper, mounted to paper
H x W (full sheet): 8 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (photograph of Smitherman): 3 1/8 × 2 3/16 in. (8 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (photograph of book): 6 11/16 × 4 15/16 in. (17 × 12.5 cm)
H x W (photocopy of Greenwood District): 4 5/16 × 4 5/16 in. (11 × 11 cm)
H x W (each quadrant): 8 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (21.6 × 14 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture