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Image for Harlem on Parade Lobby Card : Lena Horne, Lucky Millinder, Teddy Wilson

Harlem on Parade Lobby Card : Lena Horne, Lucky Millinder, Teddy Wilson

By: (Alfred N. Sack)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Dallas, Sack Amusement Enterprises: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15855


Lobby Card for the 1946, all-black-cast movie Harlem on Parade. This card is in exceptional condition except for an area upper right where an apparent dampstain caused some damage and fading of colors. This damage is not immediately noticeable. Harlem on Parade is a little-known production and was most likely a compilation of "Soundies," early three-minute films of musical performances used as shorts in theatres and clubs. This film featured Lena Horne, Teddy Wil... View more info

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Murder with Music Lobby Card

By: (Alfred N. Sack)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Dallas, Sack Entertainment Enterprises: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15850


This is a lobby card featuring actress Nellie Hill and an unidentified extra in the black-cast movie, Murder with Music. The lobby card has some very minor wear and is about near fine. The movie starred Nellie Hill and Bob Howard but featured a number of well-known musical stars including Noble Sissle and Skippy Williams. Memorabilia and theatre-related items from this movie are truly rare. This still was part of A Cinema Apart, or the Beverly and Larry Richards Collecti... View more info

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Coffy, Movie Pressbook

By: (American International Pictures)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, American International Pictures: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15905


Stapled, printed on slick stock, this pressbook for the movie, "Coffy" starring Pam Grier, has only very light wear. It is about fine. Pressbooks included all sorts of material for a local theatre to publicize a coming attraction, from synopses of the movies, to visual ads to promotioanl ideas (labelled "Exploitation" in this particular book). Coffy was a popular feature starrin Pam Grier. This is a very desirable pressbook. ; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Un... View more info

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Suggestions for Negro History Week Programs

By: (Association for the Study of Negro Life and History)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Central State College Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: (1952)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15828


Very light wear and aging with a couple of unobtrusive and light smudges. It is about near fine. This features the first separate printing of "Ballad of Negro History" by Langston Hughes, after its first appearance in the Negro History Bulletin for February, 1952. The Hughes poem makes up the rear wrap. The poem mentions, as historical icons, Crispus Attucks, Denmark Vesey, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Dunbar and Johnson, W.E.B.DuBois, Countee... View more info

Program of the Semicentennial-- The Golden Jubilee-- of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915--1965

By: (Atlanta University

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Atlanta University: 1965

Seller ID: 15696


This program, printed front and reverse on slick paper, is fine except for a small ding on upper right corner. The front features a B&W photograph of Carter Woodson, and an announcement of the Semicentennial Celebration for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and a small fundraising/donor coupon (at bottom). This celebration took place October 21-23, 1965 at Atlanta University. The reverse has a detailed schedule of events along with a history of the ... View more info

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The Bible Views of Slavery Reconsidered: A Letter to the Right Rev. Bishop Hopkins

By: (Biblicus)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: (New York], (The Loyal Publication Society of New York): ca. 1864

Seller ID: 15870


Stitched self wraps with black titles. This copy has very light wear and aging. Some dogearing/creasing on corners but overall a solid VG or slightly better copy. This booklet has no publication information or dates. The author is listed at the end of the letter as "Biblicus." It seems to have been a publication of the Loyal Publication Society of New York, probably in 1864. This letter attacks the idea proposed by Bishop Hopkins that slavery could be morally justified b... View more info

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Glimpses of Negro Americans

By: (Church of Christ)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: ca. 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15868


Stapled. pale green wraps with black titles and frame. This booklet has very light wear but has a number stamped on the front, top right, a star, top left, over a faded name. It has very light age-toning. Overall, the booklet is solid VG to VG+. This was one aof a series of booklets issued by the Church of Christ in the 1930's. While the booklet is not dated, it comes from sometime in the 1930's. Rather uncommon -- WorldCat finds only ten copies in libraries. ; Interraci... View more info

Image for Twenty-two Years' Work of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute at Hampton, Virginia. : Records of Negro and Indian Graduates and Ex-students with Historical and Personal Sketches and Testimony on Important Race Questions from Within and Without,

Twenty-two Years' Work of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute at Hampton, Virginia. : Records of Negro and Indian Graduates and Ex-students with Historical and Personal Sketches and Testimony on Important Race Questions from Within and Without,

By: (Hampton Institute)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hampton, Normal School Press: 1893

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15824


Deep brown, textured cloth with decorative bands top and bottom along with gilt titles. This copy has been professionally repaired and cleaned. The hinges have been strengthened and some endpapers repaired and reattached. The book is from the Spelman College Library in Atlanta but has only a few stamps, mostly on endpapers and the ghost of a call number sticker on the spine, not immediately noticeable. The association with Spelman may be a plus. Otherwise, the book has o... View more info

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Brochure, Kate Latter's Candy of Distinction

By: (Kate Latter)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Orleans, Kate Latter's Candy & Gift Shop: ca. 1960

Seller ID: 15889


Beige, tri-fold brochure with eight panels advertising products at Kate Latter's Candy & Gift Shop in New Orleans. The brochure has some light creasing at two corners and very light aging. Overall it is VG to VG+. This brochure came from the papers of an African-American family in Los Angeles. That fact, along with the depiction of Kate Latter in the brochure, indicates that Kate Latter products were marketed to African-Americans. Besides candy, the brochure also feature... View more info

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Little Willie's Dream Book

By: (Little Willie)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Komar Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15815


Stapled, pale green wraps with darker green titles and sepia-toned image of Little Willie. Book has only very light wear, an almost new copy. This is a book for producing numbers to bet in a lottery, whether legal or illegal. It is a "dream book" because it consists mainly of a long list of dream subjects and the numbers associated with them. There is also an Introduction on numerology and an astrology section, all offering more advice on numbers to choose. There are als... View more info

Image for Program, The Thirteenth Annual Negro History Week in Los Angeles, 1961 : Our Authors Study Club

Program, The Thirteenth Annual Negro History Week in Los Angeles, 1961 : Our Authors Study Club

By: (Los Angeles Branch of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15887


Stapled, yellowish-orange wraps with black tiles and frame. This program for Negro History Week in LA has some edge, corner and surface wear along with age-toning both exterior and interior. There is also writing on both front and rear wraps plus a quarter-sized stain on the upper center portion of around half the pages. Overall, the program is G+ to VG-. The program includes a schedule of activities, photographs of local dignitaries, participants in various activities,... View more info

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Club Baby Grand, Harlem, Photo Holder, Nipsey Russell

By: (Nipsey Russell)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Club Baby Grand: ca.1955

Seller ID: 15676


This is an oblong (10 1/2 X 9 1/4) slick, cardboard folder that advertised the Club Baby Grand in Harlem and was designed to hold a photograph of someone visiting the nightspot. If this one ever held a photo, that photo is long gone. The folder is in about VG condition with an old, flat crease on the front bottom corner and three scuffs on the back. The front shows a photo of the front entrance to the club along with a smaller photo of "M.C." Nipsey Russell, popular come... View more info

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Sappy's Barber Shop Sign : For Colored Only

By: (Sappy)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, Ace Printing Co.: ca. 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15441


Pasteboard advertising sign of clockface with yellow background, white numerals and dark metal, movable clock hands. The lettering reads: "Sappy's Barber Shop. Out to Lunch. Be Back At (time indicated by clock hands). Y'all Come Again. For Colored Only." There is toning to various degrees along all edges along with areas of creasing at two upper corners, though this creaing has been flattened over time and is not particularly noticeable. I'm guessing that the dat... View more info

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: (Toddy Pictures Co.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15891


Very light edge and corner wear with one indent/crease along right edge. Still bright, a very attractive example. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. oddy produced movies for the African-American market and eventually developed a national distribution chain. Pigmeat Markham was an African-American c... View more info

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: (Toddy Pictures Co.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15892


Very light edge and corner wear with one small tear on bottom edge and some light creasing at lower right corner. Pinholes at each corner along with very minor soiling. Still bright, a very attractive example. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. Toddy produced movies for the African-American market ... View more info

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: (Toddy Pictures Co.)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15893


Very light edge and corner wear but with tape on bottom and right margins, pinholes at some corners, old tape stain upper left and a small closed tear on right margin. Some soiling on back. Still a bright, attractive example. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. Toddy produced movies for the African-... View more info

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: (Toddy Pictures Co.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15894


Very light edge and corner wear with only very light soiling and aging otherwise. A bright, attractive example. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. Toddy produced movies for the African-American market and eventually developed a national distribution chain. Pigmeat Markham was an African-American co... View more info

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: (Toddy Pictures Co.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15895


Generally light edge and corner wear but with tape along bottom and right margins. The bottom left corner has had damage that has caused some creasing that is now flattenedOtherwise, some light soiling, aging and wear. Still a rather bright and attractive example with a great main image. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy... View more info

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His Harlem Wife (aka Life Goes On), 1938 Lobby Card

By: (Toddy Pictures Co.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 15896


Sepia-toned lobby card for His Harlem Wife starring Louise Beavers was released by Toddy Pictures Co. This movie was also released under the title, Life Goes On, which was credited as produced by Million Dollar Productions. I am sure that one of these titles was used in a re-release. Either way, this is a rare bit of all-back cast movie ephemera. Louise Beavers was one of a handful of major black actors in Hollywood with her role in Imiataion of Life being her most famou... View more info

Image for His Harlem Wife (aka Life Goes On), 1938 Lobby Card

His Harlem Wife (aka Life Goes On), 1938 Lobby Card

By: (Toddy Pictures Co.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 15899


Sepia-toned lobby card for His Harlem Wife starring Louise Beavers was released by Toddy Pictures Co. This movie was also released under the title, Life Goes On, which was credited as produced by Million Dollar Productions. I am sure that one of these titles was used in a re-release. Either way, this is a rare bit of all-back cast movie ephemera. Louise Beavers was one of a handful of major black actors in Hollywood with her role in Imiataion of Life being her most famou... View more info