African american for Springfield Illinois woman

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NOTE : Catag is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. Collection Search. The mob destroyed homes, black-owned businesses, and the businesses of whites who appeared too sympathetic to African Americans.

The state militia was called in an attempt to maintain order, and at least nine black residents died. The victims included Scott Burton, an African American barber who attempted to defend his home, and William Donnegan, an year-old cobbler who was married to a white woman.

Both men were lynched. Description This black, rectangular photograph album contains sepia-toned black and white photographs depicting the aftermath of the Springfield Illinois race riot, with hand-drawn illustrations and captions.

African american for Springfield Illinois woman

Gilt lettering on the front of the album re [Photographs]. The album consists of 30 black paper leaves; the first two leaves consist of the illustrated title and dedication s.

African american for Springfield Illinois woman

The white ink of the title has partially transferred to the inside cover opposite. The remaining twenty-eight black leaves each have one or two photographs mounted on the front, surrounded by ornate hand drawn illustrations and hand-lettered manuscript captions in white album pen.

African american for Springfield Illinois woman

Some of these illustrations are geometric des, others are floral and vegetative. Most of the photo images are also captioned in the negative in white text. The scenes depicted in the photographs include damages caused to neighborhoods, homes, and businesses during the riot, including barber shops, saloons, Fishman's pawnshop, and the Star Theatre. The photograph depicting the damaged interior of a shop has a caption reading [Interior Fishman's Pawn Shop.

African american for Springfield Illinois woman

Wrecked by Mob for alleged sympathy with Negros. There are also scenes of people dealing with the aftermath, including a man salvaging belongings outside his burnt home and another of several individuals outside of damaged homes with a caption reading [Negro Man and Woman eating dry bread for breakfast! Several photographs depict the sites of lynchings. View Images.

African american for Springfield Illinois woman

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