Pulse Collection

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Tribute Candles
Original photographs of two groups of novena prayer candles placed in front of Pulse nightclub in tribute to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. Among the candles are keepsakes, stuffed animals, photographs of victims, drawings,…

Pulse Memorial Items
Original photographs of memorial items placed in front of Pulse nightclub in tribute to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. Among the items are photographs, stuffed animals, homemade signs, art, candles, banners, t-shirts, flags,…

Water Cooler
Original photograph of a large white cooler in front of Pulse nightclub. Messages are written on the cooler, which also has a sign taped to it that says, "FREE COLD WATER". Pulse was located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. Pulse was…

Pulse's Temporary Fence
Original photographs of a temporary fence erected around Pulse nightclub after a mass shooting occurred there. The chain link fence contains a black tarp with messages written on it along with flags, posters, and other tribute items left there by…

For Only Love Can Conquer Hate
Original photographs of a billboard in The Milk District of downtown Orlando, Florida. The mural features a portrait of singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye in front of a rainbow, along with a quote of his that says, "For only love can conquer hate." The…

Memorial Items Notice
Original photographs of two notices posted for mourners in front of Pulse nightclub after a mass shooting occurred there. Both notices contain a rainbow colored logo of the Lake Eola fountain in the bottom right corner with the caption,…

Orlando United
Original photograph of a rainbow colored banner posted by the City of Orlando on a streetlight post on Orange Avenue, down the street from Pulse nightclub. The banner reads, "Orlando United. #OrlandoUnited. Downtown South". Pulse was located at 1912…

Pulse Sign
Original photograph of a sign in front of Pulse nightclub containing the club's name and logo. The sign is surrounded by candles, keepsakes, stuffed animals, photographs of victims, drawings, paintings, flowers, arts and crafts, which were placed in…

Rainbow Flags
Original photographs of two rainbow flags placed in front of Pulse nightclub in memorial to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and the LGBT social…

St. Matthew's Tavern Pulse Tribute
Original photographs of a mural painted on St. Matthew's Tavern in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. 49 white ribbons, each representing one of the victims, are hung on a palm tree next to the front door. Located at 1300 North…

Names of Pulse Victims
Original photographs of a painting of a heart with the names of all the victims of a mass shooting that occurred at Pulse nightclub. The canvas painting was placed in front of the club as a tribute to the victims. Pulse was located at 1912 South…

Pulse Vigil at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Original aerial photograph of a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 13, 2016. A crowd is…

John "Buddy" Dyer at Pulse Vigil at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Original photograph of Orlando Mayor John Hugh "Buddy" Dyer speaking at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in…

Flowers at Pulse Vigil at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Original photograph of three bouquets of flowers laid on the ground at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in…

Orlando United Banner at Orlando City Hall
Original photograph of a banner displayed in the front of Orlando's City Hall building. The banner contains a photograph of the city skyline, Lake Eola and the hashtag phrase "#OrlandoUnited." The photo was taken during a vigil that was held for the…

Crowd at Vigil for Pulse
Original photograph of a large crowd that gathered for a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on…

If We Stand Together Hope Will Find A Way
Original photograph of a handmade sign placed at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The sign is reads, "If We Stand Together Hope Will Find A Way." The words are painted in black and the background is the colors of…

Memorial Items Outside Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Original photograph of memorial items at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 13, 2016.…

Memorial Signs Outside Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Original photograph of handmade signs placed along a sidewalk outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to commemorate the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The signs contain various words of support, love and empathy. was held…

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Title

Pulse Collection

Alternative Title

Pulse Collection

Subject

Mass shootings
Memorials--Florida
Orlando (Fla.)

Description

In the early hours of June 12, 2016, an American born security guard named Omar Mir Seddique Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded an additional 53 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mateen, who swore allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was shot and killed by the Orlando Police Department after a three-hour standoff. The incident was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in United States history, the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11th attacks of 2001, and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. Most of the victims were Latino, as the club was hosting a Latin Night at the time of the massacre.

Creator

Cravero, Geoffrey
Schneider, Sarah

Is Part Of

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

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