Photograph by
Subject of
Williams Building, American, founded 1922
Williams Dreamland Theater, American, founded 1906
Woods Building, American, 1916 - 1921
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (7 x 12.1 cm)
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.
Place depicted
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
W.D. Williams Family Collection, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
American South
American West
Black Enterprise
U.S. History, 1865-1921
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
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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