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Subject of:
Williams Building, American, founded 1922  Search this
Williams Dreamland Theater, American, founded 1906  Search this
Woods Building, American, 1916 - 1921  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (7 x 12.1 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of North Greenwood Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, prior to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. The photograph was taken looking north down the avenue from East Archer Street. The Williams Building is visible on the left side of the photograph. A sign that reads “Dentist” is visible on the second story of the Williams Building. Across the street the east side of N. Greenwood Ave. is visible. On the far right side of the photograph is the Woods Building. The Dreamland Theater is at the center of the photograph, the last building visible on the east side of the street. Several cars are parked on the east side of the avenue and people are seen walking or standing around the street. One figure on the corner outside the Williams building has a bicycle. There are no marks or inscriptions, front or back.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Families of Anita Williams Christopher and David Owen Williams
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Collection title:
W.D. Williams Family Collection, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture