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ET612-"Hopi Harvest Dance,"
published by The Detroit Publishing Co., "Phostint"; superb quality. Has a narrow white border which doesn't show in scan. circa 1910. Unused, EX
Little Crow and his wife are beautifully posed in this early real photo.
Photographer's info at bottom right of image. Unused, EX
ET512-In this New Year greeting, a black man rides a pig and holds a
horseshoe in one hand. Mushrooms echo the red in his jacket and are
another good luck symbol. Very unusual issue. Published by BKWI.
Stamped but not canceled. EX
ET502-This design is signed by the artist, H. B. G(riggs). It says
that "Yo heart is so hard it meks me ache all over." Published by L & E and
same series as those listed below. Embossed inside red heart, PU;
ET501-This is a real photo
postcard from Amsterdam in 1924. It shows two Black dolls with beautiful
faces that are hand-tinted along with their clothes. Nice postcard
from this timeframe. PU, EX
postcard, 1901-1907, has an extreme close-up of Cha-Per-Na, an Ute Native American.
It was published by Nat. Art Views of New York City and has an early undivided back.
Un, minor corner wear otherwise VG+
large, close-up image of Holy Eagle was copyrighted 1901 by John Byrnes for
E. (J?). Freiberg of Chicago. Printed in Germany.
Un, light corner wear, VG+
|ET187-A bunch of
young Black kids shown at a "negro-school." This is a very early issue by
noted publisher, Franz Huld, with a private mailing card back (1891-1901).
It's interesting that the girls' outfits were hand-tinted but nothing was added to the
boys' clothes. Un, near Mint
who did the elegant work on this Judaica postcard, Wilheim Wachtel, was born in
Poland in 1875. In later years he lived in U.S. The theme of this card is
prayer...and it is lovely. Published by B.K.W.I., series 198. Un, near MINT
postcard shows a lovely rural scene in a Jewish village. The artist is Wilheim
Wachtel who did a number of really beautiful sets published in the early 20th Century.
This card is number 6 from series 198. Of the three cards I have had from
this set all have a strong religious theme. Un, near MINT
sixteen cards total in the very collectible "Cracker Jack Bears" postcard
series. This card is #9 and has even stronger interest than most others in the set
because of a Black peanut farmer in the image. Instances of Black Americans in early
postcard advertising are difficult to find. Un, light wear to corners and one tiny
ding in bottom edge but overall condition is VG+ with no tears or creases.
black boy pulls petals from a daisy in this variation on a "she loves me, loves me
not" game. This card is titled "passionately!" Early French
issue called "Le Negre Amoureux" done by artist A. Wuyts. Un, EX+
black girl sheds some tears. The verse is "If you-all won't love me what's I
gwine to do?" The card is signed by artist, H.B. Griggs, noted for clever
design. Embossed. Un, PU 1910, very light trace of cancel ink under works in
upper right corner; overall VG+
black girl in a big red heart says, "Honey-when I see yo' smile, life is sho-enough
worth while." Card is signed by well-known pc illustrator, H.B. Griggs.
Embossed. PU 1911, one very tiny bump to upper right corner; overall VG+
postcard is a very early issue by the Tuck Company and is very difficult to find for that
reason (series 970). It is one of their early 'Write away' cards where the sender
completed the unfinished sentence at the top. Unfortunately the sender of this card
used the opportunity to put in a racial slur..."coons this is one." PU 1903;
some light surface soil and handwriting on front bottom (necessary as this is undivided
back era) but this is early issue and the image is still very good. VG
fabulous image of a Black Uncle Sam strumming a banjo and a colorful young lady is usually
seen as a Tuck Company issue with the text 'Carnival' and 'Cake Walk' printed on the
front. This version, without text, is printed on slightly better board than the Tuck
set and is lightly embossed. Scarce variation. Un, minor corner wear; overall
the poster-type drawings of blacks done by an artist named Bonte for Nister Publishing
Company. Note the heavy outline around the image. This is a fairly difficult set to
complete. PU 1906, undivided back, EX
chilling anti-Semitic poster, "The Eternal Jew," done for a political exhibition
in Vienna in 1938. Very scarce, especially in United States. Card is
'continental size' (slightly larger than standard vintage postcard) and has cancels and
stamps from event pre-posted on back. Un, EX
drawing of two black children is done by R.F. Outcault and published by Tuck. CP,
undivided back, Un, wob, has one minor scrape on front (hard to see), VG+
scarce top quality chromolitho of elderly black man by Theo. Stroefer. PU
Skin Cote pub. by Adolp Selige, St. Louis. CP done with photographic-quality
detail. Un, very light corner wear, VG+
Lone Wolf pub. by Adolp Selige, St. Louis. CP done with photographic-quality detail.
Undivided back, Un, tiny crease at one corner, otherwise EX
Little White Cloud pub. by A.Selige, St. Louis. Early CP with photo-quality detail.
Ink mark bottom right otherwise EX
Fleet Foot pub. by A.Selige of St. Louis. Early CP with photo-quality detail. Very
small crease bottom right, otherwise EX
Tall Crane pub. by A.Selige, St. Louis. Early CP with photo-quality detail.
Un, ink mark bottom right, otherwise EX
and well-wrought image of a Geisha, copyrighted in Tokyo, Japan and carrying a French
back. CP, Un, EX
German-American card sends "genuine German greetings from America." This
card is out of Detroit which must have had a very strong local club. Un, a diagonal
crease runs through card but not an eyesore. VG
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