Source: Pullman Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: illustration
Document title: “James B. Parker”
Image size (in source, approx. h x w): unknown
City of publication: Pullman, Washington
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 51
|“James B. Parker.” Pullman Herald 28 Sept. 1901 v13n51: p. .|
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|James B. Parker (illustrations); James B. Parker.|
|Leon Czolgosz [in notes]; William McKinley [in notes]; James B. Parker [in notes].|
Descriptive text accompanying the illustration reads as follows: “James B. Parker of 450 Sixth avenue, New York city, is the negro who stood directly ahead of Czolgosz when he shot President McKinley and who hurled him to the ground with a terrific blow after the second shot was fired. Parker was born in Atlanta 45 years ago, in slavery. He left New York last spring to wait in an exposition cafe. He is a giant in size, standing over six feet, and as erect as an Indian. The assassin tore his vest buttons entirely off in the struggle. Parker was at one time a waiter in the Kimball house, Atlanta.”
Title herein taken from caption.
Image courtesy of Chronicling America.