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Photograph by:
Don Thompson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Robert Fairchild, American, born 1905  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 10 13/16 × 14 in. (27.5 × 35.5 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
1996; printed 2014
A black-and-white gelatin silver print portrait of Robert Fairchild, survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Fairchild is depicted in the bottom center of the image, standing in the interior of a church, amid rows of empty pews. He wears a plaid shirt and light colored pants. His hands are resting on a wooden barrier at the front of the rows of pews. The church balcony and the narthex are visible in the background. An adhesive label on the verso has the photographer's printed name and contact information as well as [Robert Fairchild - 1996] in bold italicized text and the photographer's signature [Don Thompson 2014] in graphite.
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
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Race relations  Search this
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Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the photographer, Don Thompson
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Don Thompson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture