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15 Vintage Black Americana blank postcards. Colorful postcards contain depictions of African American Slave history. Each one Measure 4 x 5 1/2". The postcards have titles on them and include:

1. Ole Mammy
2. Sitting and Pondering
3. Mama's Lil' Cotton Picker
4. The Old Folks Home
5. Mammy Chole
6. A Dixieland Cotton Picker (2)
7. Three of a Kind in Dixie
8. Sitting Soft in Dixieland
9. Picking Cotton
10. We's in Heaven
11. Cotton Pickers in the Field
12. By the Old Well
13. Way Down Yonder in the Cornfield
14. Seben come Leben

The racial narrative presented in these posters/artifacts does not reflect the beliefs or attitudes of Guernsey's Auction House or its employees.

A Cinema Apart, or the Beverly and Larry Richards Collection, was amassed by Larry Richards over a number of many years. A respected historian and a librarian at the Philadelphia Free Library, and author of the book African American Films Through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography, Mr. Richards was deeply passionate and knowledgeable about African-American culture and history. In 2008, Mr. Richards tragically and suddenly died quite young, leaving behind his collection of hundreds of motion picture posters featuring African-American stars and addressing African-American issues, as well as rare broadsides, window cards, and ephemera. Additionally, he possessed items relating to African-American and slavery history. His collection has been deemed so culturally important that a section of it is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. His wife, Dr. Beverly Richards, now oversees the collection, and has lectured on and exhibited the items both nationally and internationally.

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Set of 15 Vintage Slavery Related Postcards

Estimate $150 - $200Jul 25, 2018
New York, NY, USA