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BLACK AMERICANA ADVERTISING CARDS (late 19th & early 20th century)

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Black Memorabilia86 of 170rare black americana magician 1890 MOTHER HUBBARD SERIES BY DONAHUE  HENNEBERY & CO.
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Posted 4 years ago


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The images above are examples of chromolithography at its best. These items were collected by me approximately 45 years sgo during my brief stay in Ashville, N.C.
The difficilties in collecting black memoriabilia, is that most of it is greatly misunderstood. I have found that our predecessor didn't always have the best interest in heart and or best intentions and or taste when advertising.
The derogatory nature of these items reflects a different time in American history when it was acceptable to have items as such in homes and elsewhere.
This set of cards includes advertising cards, trading cards and post cards.

I welcome any and all information pertaining the the subject matter.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Okay, you know my opinion on the weird and yucky I find it.
    But...I totally sympathize with that poor gal in the first picture. My kiddo is sick and crabby!! Universal to all.

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