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    Press Photographs (42) of the Harlem Race Riots Following the Police Killing of 15 Year Old James Powell.
    Forty-two black-and-white press photographs of varying sizes, graphically illustrating the riots in the wake of James Powell's killing, July 16 through 24, 1964. Most with Agency stamps, date stamps, hand-written annotations and layout marks, as well as printed text labels or press clippings on the versos. James Powell was a 15 year old ninth grader who was shot by New York police officers under suspicious circumstances sparking the six days of rioting. The lot consists of extremely graphic images of police subduing the rioters. Among the photographs include:

    Police Watch as Two Shot Rioters are Given Aid.
    9" x 7"
    Harlem, July 20, 1964.

    Police Knock a Demonstrator to the Ground.
    10" x 8"
    Harlem, July 22, 1964

    Police Wield Clubs on an African-American Man.
    8" x 10"
    Harlem, July 20, 1964

    Terrified African-American Women Run From the Police.
    10" x 8"
    Harlem, July 20, 1964

    Condition: Very good to excellent.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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