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The Thomas R. Gentry house. 537 N Detroit Ave. The associated text reads: "The above residence of Tulsa, and the owner is a successful Real Estate Agent, and business man. Through Mr. Gentry, a great number of our homes have been secures in this…

Onlookers examining the burning of 511 N. Detroit Ave. (A.J. Smitherman) and 507 N. Detroit Ave. (R. T. Bridgewater). This photo is reproduced from a very poor quality microfilmed image.

Taken during the looting.

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After the riot and burning, African American citizens of Tulsa were required to carry identification cards. For several weeks, they were also required to wear green identity tags on their clothes identifying them as being safe and vetted for by…

A sketch of Mount Zion Baptist Church, then under construction.

Interestingly, the caption describes Easton St as Easter St.

View of the riot district taken from the roof of Booker T. Washington High School. The ruins of Dunbar Elementary School is center, with the smoldering ruins of the brick buildings at Greenwood and Archer on your upper right. Upper left is the ABC…

The article in the Chicago Defender identifies this as Dr. Thompson's house at 521 N. Detroit. The photo is a very poor quality reproduction from a microfilmed copy of the Chicago Defender.

This picture shows the northwest corner of the corner of Greenwood and Archer, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Taken some time before the riot, the building is the Williams Building. The photo is a very poor quality reproduction from a microfilmed copy of the…

This image depicts the east side of Greenwood Ave. Details are sufficient to indicate that this is fairly early after the burning, likely the evening of 1 June. The blurred figures show a lengthy shutter speed was used, suggesting a low ambient…
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