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The African-American Institute

By: (Africa-America Institute)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Africa-America Institute: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16335

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, sepia-toned, pictorial wraps with white titles. Some, generally, light edge and corner wear. Still square and securely bound, an attractive copy. This was a promotional publication of the Africa-America Institute (though it is titled The African-American Institute) that was issued on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the organization in 1953. It is not dated, but internal evidence is that it became available in 1964. The Institute, still in operation today... View more info

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To the Voters of Hamilton County! Which Do You Want?

By: (Allied Printing Trades Council)

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Chattanooga, (Democratic Party): ca. 1954

Seller ID: 16353


This is a political poster from Hamilton County/Chattanooga Tennessee. It is 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches with very light, general wear. About near fine. It was printed by the Allied Printing Trades Council, probably for the Democratic Party. It is dated 2 November [probably 1954]. This political poster asks voters to "Remember the Republicans in 1932." Their choices are symbolized by an African-American family in a brand-new convertible, and an old man in rags hauling a cart. ... View more info

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Apollo Theatre Poster: Gloria Lynne, Joe Williams, Tito Puente

By: (Apollo Theatre)

Price: $750.00

Publisher: New York, Apollo Theatre: 1964

Seller ID: 16351


Poster for upcoming show at the Apollo featuring jazz performers Gloria Lynne, Joe Williams, and Tito Puente. Also listed are Symphony Sid and Bill Murray. Poster, 41 x 28 inches, printed in red and blue; light wear along left edge. 25 November [1964] 28" X 40" approx.; 28"" X 40"; 1 pages 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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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Afrikan Free School, Education Text

By: (Baraka, Amiri)

Price: $600.00

Publisher: New Ark, Jihad Publishing Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16343


Portrait of Imamu Amiri Baraka on 5th page. [7], 35, [1] pages. Original printed wrappers; toning, minimal wear. About near fine.This pamphlet is a fully developed curriculum for the Afrocentric school founded in 1967 by LeRoi Jones / Amiri Baraka in Newark, New Jersey. It is not stated that Baraka actually authored this pamphlet, though, if he did not, he certainly had much influential input. My guess would be that he was the author. The pamphlet includes background on ... View more info

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Paul Bascomb, Alabama Postcard by H. F. Gardner

By: (Bascomb, Paul)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Alabama), H. F. Gardner: ca. 1966

Seller ID: 16228

Condition: Fine


This full color postcard of tenor saxophonist, Paul Bascomb, is about fine with light aging. The card seems to be from a set done by H. F. Gardner of Famous Alabamians. (Some of the cards were of baseball players and other athletes and are highly valued.) This card is of Paul Bascomb of Birmingham who played with the well-known Erskine Hawkins Band. He also played with Count Basie. These cards seem to date from the 1960's. ; Postcard; Color Photographs; 24mo 5" - 6" tal... 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 The Department of Reace Relations, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: ca. 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15868

Condition: Very Good


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 of 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. ; Interracia... 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 The Department of Reace Relations, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: ca. 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16050

Condition: Very Good


Stapled. pale green wraps with black titles and frame. This booklet has been professionally and almost unnoticeably retipped to the wraps. It has very light age-toning. Overall, the booklet is solid VG to VG+. This was one of 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. ; Interracial Publications Number Thirty-Two; 8v... View more info

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St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church Quarterly Tickets, 1906-1907

By: (Cook, Rev. W. D.)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: (Norfolk), (St. John's AME Church): 1906, 1907

Seller ID: 16396


These are three Quarterly Tickets from an AME Church. One of the tickets is dated 1906; the other two, 1907. The Pastor of the church is W. D. Cook. I have found W. D. Cook as Pastor of the St. John's AME Church in Norfolk, Virginia in the early 20th century. These tickets encourage parishioners to pay their quarterage, attend their class, participate in communion, and be true to their vows. Each one also has a short bit of inspirational verse. The tickets range from VG ... View more info

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Ella Fitzgerald Framed Autograph with Publicity Photograph

By: (Ella Fitzgerald)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Unknown, (Ella Fitzgerald): ca. 1960

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16358

Condition: Near Fine


This 8x10 B&W photo of Ella Fitzgerald came from a German publicity folder from the 1970's. The photo is NF. The autograph is on a light green paper autograph album page. It was signed with a brief inscription on an angle at one far edge of the page. In order to make it fit nicely, a small part of the vacant edge was cut off and mounted under the slanted edge of the signature. However, the entire inscription is under the mat. There is some light age toning to the p... View more info

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The Emperor Jones, Provincetown Playbill, Program, 1924-5, Paul Robeson

By: (Eugene O'Neill)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Provincetown (NY), Experimental Theatre: 1924

Seller ID: 16409


Bifold program, making six pages on beige stock. Very light wear and aging with a few toned spots. The program also has a very small tear and a short slit at bottom of initial fold. Overall the program is in VG+ condition. This rare playbill came out the same season that the Experimental Theatre did "All God's Chillun Got Wings," which also starred the young Paul Robeson. Here, Robeson took one of his more famous roles, Brutus Jones Emperor, the title character i... View more info

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Father Divine and Mother Divine, Photograph and Postcard

By: (Father Divine)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Unknown, Father Divine: ca. 1950

Seller ID: 16361

Condition: Near Fine


This lot includes a candid color photograph and a color and B&W postcard of Father Divne and his wife, who was known as Mother Divine. Both photo and postcard of about the same size and both are in near fine condition. Father Divine was an African-American leader of a cilt-like religious group. He claimed to be God and his mysterious past has been hard to determine. The postcard appears to have been produced by Father Divine. I have no information on the photograph. ; Co... View more info

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Fats Waller Framed Autograph with Photograph and Eudora Welty Quote

By: (Fats Waller)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Unknown, (Fats Waller): 1936

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16356


The Fats Waller autograph in this assemblage is on a receipt that Waller wrote in 1936. The recept is near fine except for general aging. The receipt is mounted with hinges and cropped so that only Waller's signature shows; however, it can be removed an presented in its entirety. In this presentation Waller's signature is displayed with a reprint of a famous photo of the pianist/singer, resplendent in a white suit at the piano. There is also a famous quote from the Eudor... View more info

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Frederick Douglass, Autograph with Date and Sentiment, Framed with Reprint Photograph.

By: (Frederick Douglass)

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Unknown, (Frederick Douglass): 1878

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16354

Condition: Near Fine


This is a near fine signature of Frederick Douglass with the sentiment, "Very truly yours' and th date, "1878." It is matted and famed with a reprint of a photograph of the relatively young Douglass. The signature is on 3X5 (approx.) card. The outer dimensions of the frame are approximately 12.5 X 16. ; Autograph; B&W Photograph; 64mo 3" - 4½" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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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

Condition: Very Good+


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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Everyday Life at Hampton Institute (with One Photograph)

By: (Hampton Institute)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Hampton, Hampton Institute: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16224

Condition: Very Good


Cord-bound, brown wraps with darker brown wraps. This copy has light, general wear with anticipated aging. VG to VG+. First edition.There are illustrations of campus buildings, school activities, and students. The booklet lists statistics from 1907 so it dates from that year or the next. Relatively uncommon. WorldCat locates around thirty copies in libraries. This copy comes with an 8X10 photograph. The image shows Native American students in a shoemaking class. On verso... View more info

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Marcus Garvey, Mimeographed Letter Signed

By: (Marcus Garvey)

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: Kingston Jamaica, Marcus Garvey: 1933

Seller ID: 16345


One page, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, on Marcus Garvey Appreciation Fund letterhead; moderate toning, folds. VG+. This is a mimeographed fundraising appeal over Garvey''s signature. It was written after Garvey had been released from prison and deported to Jamaica. He says in part, "I have tried for years to do the best for my Race, but unfortunately I have had many hard hits . . . I have had to make tremendous sacrifices and now I am caught to the hilt. I have had to mortgage my... View more info

The Green-Eyed Monster, Coming Attractions Flyer

By: (Norman Film Manufacturing Co.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Norman Film Manufacturing Co.: 1919

Seller ID: 15920

Condition: Good


Oblong, (6X9) double-sided, newsprint sheet advertising the coming attraction of the all-black-cast fim, The Green-Eyed Monster. This is not from a newspaper but was publicity material from Norman Studios to the theatres. It has relatively light edge wear with some very small chips but with varying degrees of loss at the corners. The loss does not affect images or text. One side has two panels and was probably intended to have a single fold between them that then opened ... View more info

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Paul Robeson, The Great Negro Singer, Program, Eastman Theatre, 1931

By: (Paul Robeson)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Music Bureau: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16408

Condition: Very Good+


Single-fold, salmon-colored programs with black titles, red imprint of the Eastman Theatre and engaging B&W photograph of Robeson. This program accompanaied the Eatman Theatre Concerts of January 23, 1931 which feature Robeson with Lawrence Brown on piano. The interior pages feature an interesting biography of the great singer while the back panel has blurbs from reviews of Robeson's performace at other venues. I suspect there may have been an insert, not present, that i... View more info

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The Auction of the Black Memorabilia Collection of Edgar and Donna Orchard

By: (Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Timonium, Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16281

Condition: Very Good


Stapled green wraps with B&W image of "Cotton" sheet music. Catalog has some light edge and corner wear along with scuffing or discoloration on surface of wraps. Please see scan. Binding is secure and catalog is square. An insert of the auction prices realized is laid in.. While this catalog is unpaginated, it is over 100 pages with many illustrations. While the prices are dated, the catalog is still an exceptional resource since the Orchard collection was extensive. Inc... View more info

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Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

By: (Shuttlesworth, Rev. F. L.) Postcard by H. F. Gardner, ca. 1966

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Alabama), H. F. Gardner: ca. 1966

Seller ID: 16227

Condition: Fine


This full color postcard of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth appears as almost new. The card seems to be from a set done by H. F. Gardner of Famous Alabamians. (Some of the cards were of baseball players and other athletes and are highly valused. This card is of Fred Shuttlesworth a Civil Rights leader from near Selma. Shuttlesworth was, with Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, a co-founder of the SCLC and was a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement. These cards seem to d... View more info

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Stepin Fetchit Autographed Collage Photograph

By: (Stepin Fetchit)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Unknown, (Stepin Fetchit): ca. 1938

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16355


This is an 8 X 10, B&W collage photograph of popular African-American actor Stepin Fetchit. It is signed by the actor with an inscription, "To Thad," in a light area near the top right corner. The photo is in about VG+ with slight aging and wear along the margins. The photo itself seems to have had a sepia tone. Stepin Fetchit, real name Lincoln Perry, was known for his stereotypical roles in the 1930's and 40's. He was later invovled, to an extent, in the Civil Rights m... View more info

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The Student Voice, Vol. 5, No. 8

By: (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Atlanta, SNCC: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16349

Condition: Near Fine


This is an uncirculated SNCC newsletter, single sheet folded to form four pages, including offset photographic illustrations. Slightly toned, otherwise Fine. Initially a monthly publication, then weekly, The Student Voice was nationally distributed and provided coverage of the Civil Rights movement throughout the South. The reporting chronicled sit-ins, strikes, protests, bloody confrontations, court decisions, etc., often accompanied by graphic illustrations from photog... View more info

The Station Confectionery, Trade Card, "Where Colored People Are Welcome"

By: (The Station Confectionery)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Dayton, The Station Confectionary: ca. 1910

Seller ID: 16363

Condition: Near Fine


This small, pink trade card has almost no wear. It is near fine. This card is of interest because The Stattion Confectionery Company opposite Union Station in Dayton says in the second line on the card, "Where Colored People Are Welcome." Union Station opened in Dayton in 1900 and there are early reference to people eating ice cream and confections at the station. This card shows the problems that African-Americans faced in doing ordinary activities. That The Sta... View more info