Panther Headquarters Window Smashed, Press Photograph, Oakland, California, 1968

Press photograph, 8.5 x 12.5 in. (214 x 319 mm), featuring the smashed window of the Black Panther Party National Headquarters in Oakland, California. Uncredited, n.p., n.d., circa 1968. Verso with adhered paper clippings featuring reproductions of the photograph in newsprint, along with partially obscured handstamp reading, in part, "[R]eceived Examiner / Refe[rence] Library / Sep 12."  Predominant in this image is an iconic Black Panther Party poster featuring Huey P. Newton, which was hanging in the window of the building on the night the vandalism occurred. That poster, along with another featuring Eldridge Cleaver, appeared to be the target of the assailants.

The most widely recognized photograph of the shattered glass presents a broader view, including the Cleaver posters and several bumper stickers also hanging in the window. That image was taken by documentary photographer Pirkle Jones, though it is not clear if he is also responsible for the image featured here.


Light creasing to upper left corner, light wear to top edge, verso toned. Newspaper clipping where image is printed affixed to verso with red editorial pencil markups. Verso with various pencil inscriptions.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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