Photograph of the lynching of Allen Brooks in Dallas, Texas

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Brooks, Allen, American, ca. 1845 - 1910
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Dallas, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 3, 1910; printed later
Description
Black and white photograph of the lynching of Allen Brooks in Dallas, Texas on March 3, 1910. The image is taken from an elevated perspective. A large crowd of people are visible in the foreground and the hanged body of Brooks is visible just above the crowd in the background. On the back of the photograph is a stamp from the Dallas Public Library.
Topic
African American
Hate crimes
Photography
Race relations
United States--History--1865-1921
Urban life
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jacquelyn Days Serwer
Object number
2013.41
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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