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Image for Carver Movie Brochure - Pinky with Ethel Waters, 1949

Carver Movie Brochure - Pinky with Ethel Waters, 1949

By: (Unknown)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Carver Movie Theater: 1949

Seller ID: 15656

Condition: Very Good


This is a single-fold, brochure of coming attractions for the Carver Theater in Alexandria, Virginia. The brochure has very light, general wear with even age-toning. On the front and back pages someon has written in pencil. Please see scan. Overall this brochure is in VG to VG+ condition. The brochure came from the collection of an African-American man and seems to have been a part of his collection becaue of the ad for the 1949 movie, Pinky "She Passed For White"... View more info

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Photograph of African-American Man with Two Drums - Fife and Drum Tradition

By: (Unknown)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Northwest Georgia (?), UNknown: ca. 1940

Seller ID: 15664

Condition: Very Good


Small, B&W photograph of an African-American man outside playing a snare drum with a bass drum to the side. The photo has a light double image at the bottom and has some light wear and aging but is in excellent condition overall. This photo is significant because it almost certainly shows a man who is part of a drum and fife group. Drum and fife music in the upper South, northern Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi developed over time after the Civil War. It was a combinati... View more info

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Little Maggie

By: (Unknown)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Henry A. Young & Co.: ca. 1850

Seller ID: 16109

Condition: Good+


Bluish-green cloth over boards with paste-on full color illustration and black title and decoration. Above the illustration it reads "Sweetbrier Stories." No author, no date. This is a small, 19th century children's book. It has some edge, corner and surface wear along small area of loss, probably insect or mouse damage, at base of spine. ; Sweet Briar Stories; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 64 pages View more info

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America's First Big Parade

By: The Unknown Author

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Little Rock Arkansas, Central Printing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7012

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The book has light corner and edge wear. It is square and securely bound, a very attractive copy. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176+ pages; This is the story of John Stephens, an English immigrant to America who married into the Cherokee nation in north Georgia. The author is listed as unknown, though the story is attributed to David Thornton, a descendant of Stephen. The copyright is by David Cooley, who signed some copies under the picture of the "... View more info

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The Political Opinions in the United States in 1860 and 1790, in Regard to the Government, the Constitution, Naturalization & Slavery

By: Unknown

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Unknown, Not Stated: 1862

Seller ID: 13621

Condition: Good+


Blue wraps with black titles. Some edge corner and surface wear including wear at spine ends with about 1 1/2" loss at topand 1/2" loss at bottom. Rest of spine is secure and book is square and solidly together -- with losses noted. Stamp on front, top right, from Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology. The stamp is the only indicator of the library present. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 88 pages; This booklet has no publisher or author listed. I would guess that it came from Washing... View more info

A Greeting from the Mountains and Valleys of Western North Carolina: Pen and Camera Description of the Land of the Sky

By: Unknown

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Asheville, J. F. MacFarland: 1900

Seller ID: 11362

Condition: Very Good-


Cord tied, pictorial wraps with ornate black titles. Some edge, corner and surface wear including chips and scuffs along with some soiling or ages on wraps. Original cord still present and book is square with a secure binding. Interior is excellent. ; B&W Photographs; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Not dated, but comes from ca. 1900. This is one of many similar view books of Western North Carolina published during the early twentieth century. View more info

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Musical Celebrities : The Concert Magazine

By: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Richmond, Hotel Jefferson: 1968

Seller ID: 11376

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with photo of Paul Lipson as Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof. Square with a secure binding and light, general wear and aging. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 15 pages; Program, printed for performances at the Mosque Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. This may have been a generic national-type program that was job printed in a specific location for that market. This issue focuses on the current production of Fiddler on the Roof. A slick, ... View more info

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Post Card, Sheriden Home, African-American

By: Unknown

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Unknown, Unknown: ca. 1910

Seller ID: 15160

Condition: Very Good+


Postally-unused, B&W, Real Photo post card with the label, "Sheriden Home." This card was printed between 1904 and 1920. The image, which is labelled "Sheriden Home," but with no other explanation. This could be a family shot but looks more like an institution of some sort. I have been unable to find other information. ; B&W Post Card; Oblong 48mo 3½" - 4" tall; 1 pages View more info

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"I, Your Father..."

By: Unknown

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Montreal, Private Printing/Charles Corbett Ronalds: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition, Limited; First Printing

Seller ID: 16092


Book has very light, general wear with very light aging. VG+ to NF. Patterned glassine dustwrapperhas light wear and aging including a small, pushed up fold along the rear bottom edge, but is overall in remarkably nice shape. VG or slightly better. Red, white and green slipcase has an inch of design missing on bottom edge and the top strip has slipped off but is present. The slip case could be repaired, though, as is, it is still serviceable and presentable. This story i... View more info

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Junk Comix

By: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Do City Productions: 1971

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 11316


I am not a comic book dealer, so read my description carefully and look at the scan. This comic has very light wear along the edges and even toning inside. It grades in the NM range. ; Vol. 1; Cartoons; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; This comic was written by an ex-junkie though his name seems unknown. This was the only issue of Junk. View more info

Image for What Happened to Squash-Boo A Story of a Little Boy Who Forgot to be Good -- The Bad Tiger -- and the Very Good Elephant

What Happened to Squash-Boo A Story of a Little Boy Who Forgot to be Good -- The Bad Tiger -- and the Very Good Elephant

By: Unknown

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Racine, Whitman Publishing Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12699

Condition: Very Good


Stapled beige wraps with red and black titles and illustration from story. Some edege and corner wear along with light, general aging. Text block is pulled from bottom staple but could be reattached. ; Color Illustrations; Narrow 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; The popularity of Little Black Sambo spawned a host of imitators. Squash-Boo was one. This story, set in Africa, still has a tiger (oddly) but introduces a kindly elephant. The story is not racist but was p... View more info

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Dallas Black United Fund Brochure

By: Unknown

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dallas, Dallas Black United Fund: ca. 1975

Seller ID: 15268

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, cream wraps wit black titles, show almost no wear.This is a brochure promoting the Black United Fund in Dallas Texas. It indicates that the organization began in 1972 but does not give any other dates. I would gues this brochure is from the mid-70's. The Black United Fund (BUF) seems to be a national black-oriented charity. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 8 pages View more info

Image for Photograph Aunt Fanny's Cabin, Smyrna Georgia

Photograph Aunt Fanny's Cabin, Smyrna Georgia

By: Unknown

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Smyrna, Photographer: ca. 1960

Seller ID: 15485

Condition: Very Good+


This is a small, B&W phtograph, (4X3 approx.) of the interior of Aunt Fanny's Cabin, a restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. I think the photo dates from the 1960's and shows two young African-American boys, entertaining the white patrons with, what looks to be, bongo drums. The photo is in VG condition with only light wear and aging along with some dark staining or residue on the left edge line. Probably a unique image. ; B&W Photographs; 32mo 4" - 5... View more info

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Adam Film Quarterly 4

By: Unknown

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Knight Publishing Corporation/ Holloway House: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14935

Condition: Very Good+


Saddle stapled magazine. Light, general wear and aging but still in quite nice condition. Adam Film Quarterly was a skin magazine published by Knight which was a subsidiary of Holloway House or vice versa. This issue featured sexploitation flicks include PEDDLERS OF SIN; HOT SKIN AND COLD CASH (prostitution); SHAMELESS FLESH; SUBURBIA CONFIDENTIAL (fetishes, transvestism); COME RIDE THE WILD PINK HORSE (swinging, artists); NYMPHS ANONYMOUS (sex-crazed women manitain a &#... View more info

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Baseball Scorecard, Yale vs. Harvard, 1912

By: Unknown

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Cambridge, (Harvard University): 1912

Seller ID: 14899

Condition: Very Good


Printed scorecard, partially filled out in ink. The printed scorecards lists the eight position players on each team, as well as two in each of the pitcher spots, allowing for relief if needed. Only the first two innings are filled in; perhaps the scorekeeper became bored or rain ensued.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1 pages View more info

Image for George Ohr: The Mad Potter of Biloxi

George Ohr: The Mad Potter of Biloxi

By: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 's-Hertogenbosch, Museum Het Kruithuis: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15234

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial, sigle-fold folder with B&W photograph of George Ohr on front. Text in German, though one of the three descriptions on the back is in English. Very light, general wear. Four color photographs of Ohr creations. This folder was an announcement for the first European exhibition of Ohr's work, at the Kruithuis Musem in 's-Hertgenbosch (Den Bosch) in the Netherlands in 1990-1991. ; Color Photographs; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 4 pages View more info

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Carnegie Hall Program

By: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc.: 1952

Seller ID: 11373

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, cream wraps with photo of Dimitri Mitropoulos. Some light edge , corner and surface wear but square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 15 pages; Mitropoulos was the Director of the New York Philharmonic at this time. The feature pianist for this program (March 30, 1952) was Oscar Levant. Ad on rear wrap features movie star, Dale Robertson, on an airplane getting a pack of Chesterfields from a stewardess. Very Mad Mennish. View more info

Image for Three Advantages of Having a Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Your Community

Three Advantages of Having a Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Your Community

By: Unknown

Price: $600.00

Publisher: New York, NAACP: c. 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14771

Condition: Very Good


Single-fold, newsprint flyer. Chipped edges and expected aging, but overall in excellent condition for a fragile piece of ephemera. The flyer is undated, but it is probably from the 1920's. Moorfield Storey is listed as President. He served in that office from 1909 to 1929. A flyer that was no doubt distributed throughout black communities everywhere in the U.S. 'During the past 18 months 161 additional communities have discovered the advantages of linking up their local... View more info

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Musee Religieux Ou Choix Des Plus Beaux Tableaux, ...

By: Unknown

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Hivert, Libraire: 1836

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 11128

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Brown marbled paper over boards with most of paper on spine flaked or worn away. Titles in gilt on spine partially missing Otherwise book has only light wear and is square with a secure binding. Front hing has been reinforced, apparently with glue and some sort of paper. The hinge seems secure though it is somewhat stiff. Endpapers are an attractive marbled paper and the illustrations seem to taken from works by famous painters. ; Vol. 2; B&W Drawings ; 16mo 6" - 7&... View more info

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Places to See in North Carolina

By: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Raleigh, North Carolina Dept. Conservation and Development: 1950

Seller ID: 11194

Condition: Near Fine


Except for light aging this brochure is near fine. ; Tinted Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Trifold tourist brochure from the early 1950's of things to see in North Carolina. Picture on the front is at Looking Glass Falls near Brevard, but I cannot date the car precisely View more info