Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.083.001.o
Description Black and white photograph a crowd outside of a department store during the Chattanooga sit-ins of February1960.

The crowd gathered outside of the S.H. Kress & Company department store, probably on the second or third day of protests. The people closest to the camera were white. Those closest to the storefront were African American and mostly male. A police officer stood closest to the camera and appeared to be talking to someone to his right who was not visible in the picture.

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