The front window of a drug store in Harlem after the 1943 riots displays a 'Drug Store Open' sign painted on the window. The rioting ensued after a black military policeman was shot by a white police officer. The soldier reportedly...More
January 01, 2007 Licence
Riot damage. Overturned and blazing, this car is one of many that were wrecked during the riot that swept Harlem, New York's negro section, last night and continued through this morning. Although damage cannot yet be estimated, over 30...More
August 01, 2018 Licence
After a full night of rioting and looting Harlem was guarded last night by 2,500 police to prevent a recurrence of the violence which injured hundreds. Damage to stores was estimated at $5,000,000. Mrs. Erma Levy surveys the wrecked...More
August 01, 2013 Licence
Residents of Harlem were quick to volunteer their services to help restore order to the district on August 2, 1943 in Harlem, New York. Major Samuel J. Battle (in uniform) and Edward S. Lewis, executive secretary of the N.Y. Urban...More
Covered with blood a man is being taken to the West 123d St. precinct station on August 2, 1943 in Harlem, New York. He was arrested in bar and grill at 124th St. and Seventh Avenue. Station houses were crowded with arrested looters.
'Worth Taking,' reads this now ironic sign over this wrecked store on August 2, 1943 in Harlem, New York. That's a dummy jutting out window.
New shift of Police lined up in West 123d St. on August 2, 1943 in Harlem, New York is new force of police to take over from those who had been on duty all night. At one time during Harlem disorders there were 6,000 cops on duty in...More
Looting shown inside this store on August 2, 1943 in Harlem, New York.
Damaged dummies are strewn outside this wrecked store in West 125th St. on August 2, 1943 in Harlem, New York. Broken plate glass windows helped to run property damage figures into the millions. A 10:30 curfew was enforced last night....More
A crowd gathers in the street to watch the beginning of a riot in the Harlem section of Manhattan, New York, New York, 1943. (Photo by Weegee (Arthur Fellig) / International Center of Photography / Getty Images)