n.p. Acme News Photos, 1935. 6x8 inch photograph, a bit faint; caption pasted to back, reference department rubberstamp.
Nitzberg, a Jewish Communist organizer, was tarred and feathered as a warning to others perceived as threatening the agricultural industry. While some in the crowd sought to lynch him, he was instead delivered to the county line. He returned to his work but carried a gun thereafter. Jack Withington has discussed this incident in an article published by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, "A Night of Tar, Feathers and Terror."