Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.083.001.g
Description Black and white photograph of firemen attaching a hose to a fire hydrant during the Chattanooga sit-ins of February 1960.

This image was taken on the fourth day of protests. Around 5:00 pm that day, police in Chattanooga began the notorious fire-hose crowd control tactic that is strongly associated with the Civil Rights movement. A policeman stood on a street corner in front of two firemen as they attached a fire hose to a fire hydrant from their fire truck.

The name "Wilson" is written on the back referring to the photographer, likely Delmont Wilson of the Chattanooga News-Free Press.
Date 1960
Print size 4.00" x 5.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.083