Victim of East St. Louis Riots | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Victim of East St. Louis Riots

Victim of East St. Louis Riots | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A group of white men are posing along a pile of cinder blocks. In front of the blocks, and partially obscured by shadows, is the body of a black man. Caption reads: "One of the victims of the East St. Louis, Ill., race riots. The body can be seen lying on the ground in front of the pile of brick[sic]. This unfortunate man was dragged from the Cahokie Creek, pulled through the main streets, and finally killed by a shower of bullets rained upon him by the mob. Exact number of dead in the East St. Louis race riots has not been ascertained but it is known that at least thirty have perished and the figures may mount as the sections burned by the mob are searched. Three hundred are known to have been injured. Governor Lowden of Illinois has arrived. 1200 Illinois Guardsmen are today patrolling the disturbed sections. Comparative quiet has been restored."
DESCRIPTION
A group of white men are posing along a pile of cinder blocks. In front of the blocks, and partially obscured by shadows, is the body of a black man. Caption reads: "One of the victims of the East St. Louis, Ill., race riots. The body can be seen lying on the ground in front of the pile of brick[sic]. This unfortunate man was dragged from the Cahokie Creek, pulled through the main streets, and finally killed by a shower of bullets rained upon him by the mob. Exact number of dead in the East St. Louis race riots has not been ascertained but it is known that at least thirty have perished and the figures may mount as the sections burned by the mob are searched. Three hundred are known to have been injured. Governor Lowden of Illinois has arrived. 1200 Illinois Guardsmen are today patrolling the disturbed sections. Comparative quiet has been restored."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:127315
Creation Date: July 04 1917
Creator Name:Underwood & Underwood
City:East St. Louis
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Classified File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 94522
Original Dimensions:9.25 x 7.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Donated by E.J.W. Notz.
SUBJECTS
Buildings
Hats
Shoes
Murder
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Race relations
Riots
Violence

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