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Date: 1864 ca.

Description: The locomotives "Christopher Adams" and "Liverpool", taken over and operated by the U.S. military during the Civil War.

Date: 1957-08 ca.

Description: The Little Rock home of Daisy and L.C. Bates, showing their front window after a stone had been thrown through the window. Grates have been placed on this...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Daisy Bates and L.C. Bates, apparently wearing press badges, standing outdoors talking with an unidentified man. L.C. Bates, who is wearing a camera, is ap...


Description: Threatening note signed "K.K.K." (Ku Klux Klan) with rock and rag that was thrown through Daisy Bates' window in August 1957. The note reads "The next will...


Description: Daisy Bates outside her home with four of the Little Rock Nine. The students are Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown, Melba Pattillo, and Thelma Mothershed.

Date: 1938 

Description: A man stands on the back of an International truck used by the Big Rock Stone & Material Company. The advertisement on the side of the truck features an il...

Date: 1928-01-15 

Description: Clifford Thompson, who at 8 feet, 8 inches in height was the tallest man in America, shakes hands with a newspaper man of average height.


Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Main Street featuring horse-drawn carriages, street cars, and storefronts. The first true non-railway bridge stands in the distance; the 'Free B...


Description: View of Daisy and L.C. Bates's house under construction.

Date: 1937 

Description: A man wearing a hat and tie is driving an International I-12 industrial tractor with mower attachment to groom the grounds in front of the Arkansas state c...


Description: A man identified as R.S. Wilson, Jr., who is wearing a hat and a suit, gives directions to a truck driver working for Big Rock Stone & Material Co. The ori...

Date: 1957-09 ca.

Description: L.C. and Daisy Bates watching television with Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus on the screen.

Date: 1957-09-04 

Description: First attempt of the Little Rock Nine to enter Central High School. They were denied entrance by the Arkansas National Guard who had been called up by Gove...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of four men sitting in front of a painted backdrop. From the left are Vojta Masek and Charles Jonas sitting on a bench. The men sitting on...

Date: 1957-12-06 

Description: Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine.


Street Scene

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View down Main Street, looking south from Third Street. Pedestrians gather near parked streetcars, horse-drawn carriages, and storefronts. Signs read, "P...

Date: 1957-09-28 

Description: Violence against African American journalists covering the Little Rock integration story. Here the crowd moves in on Jimmy Hicks (center, wearing a hat),...

Date: 1936-06-02 

Description: Men load the bed of an International Model C-35 truck parked behind a railroad car. The men are standing on a platform at the Missouri Pacific Railroad yar...

Date: 1959-08-17 

Description: Jefferson Thomas of the Little Rock Nine is harassed by Central High School students as he waits for transportation after the first day of school.

Date: 1957-09-26 

Description: Daisy Bates, the head of the Arkansas NAACP, stands behind seven of the Little Rock Nine, who are seated on a sofa in her living room. They have assembled...

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