Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Associated Press Steel Store Front Guard Ripped Off By Rioters

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09733.16 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 19 July 1964 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 21.6 x 26.4 cm

One photograph entitled, "Steel Store Front Guard Ripped Off by Rioters," taken by Associated Press dated July 19, 1964. Image is of a steel fence ripped off during a riot. Wire transfer information states that fence was in front of a pawnshop in Harlem.

Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources