Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number
Description Black and white photograph of a crowd around a lunch counter during the February 1960 Chattanooga sit-ins.

Howard High School Students sat at a department store lunch counter on the second day of sit-ins, at what appears to have been S.H. Kress, located at 706 Market Street. The boys talk among themselves while the two girls glance at the camera with serious looks on their faces. One girl has a schoolbook open and the boy next to her grasps his tightly. One boy sits with a pile of books and another idly moves around an empty ketchup bottle.

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
Related Publications Another view of the same scene in
Accession number 2007.083