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Undivided Back - Circa 1901-1907

7999. "OLD VIRGINIA." - B&W photoprint - old, black man smoking pipe by fireplace - old rockers - Old UN-Divided Back 1901-1907 Era - Copyrighted 1905 - Publ: Knaffl & Bro,, Knoxville, Tenn.- black printed back, white margin at right front - COND: Very Good, no creases - Not Postally Used - Price $ 15.00

7228. "Greetings From Asheville, N.C." -"Thanksgiving in the South" -Era: UN-Divided Back Circa 1901-1907 -Publ: H. Taylor Rogers, Asheville, N.C., No. 5 -Unused - Condition: Excellent -Notes: Sixteen Black Americans By Log Shanty House - Man With Rifle And Fowl - Man By Tree With Opossum -Wash Tub - Skins Nailed To Outside Wall Of Shanty - Vignette Scene - Good Detail - Men, Women and Children -Black Printed Back -$ 22.50

4207. Aunt Phoebe. Magnolia-On-The-Ashley. Charelston, S. C. - (Black Woman With Stick Broom - Yellow Bandana On Head - Dress And Apron - Outdoors - "Magnolia & Azelea Garden" Neatly Handwritten On Bottom Margin. Copyright 1901. Vert. Charleston, SC - Unused - Cond: VG+ (No Creases) - Old UN-Divided Back - Detroit Publ. Co. - Price $ 18.00

Divided Back - Circa 1907-1915

8232. "Emancipation" - artist drawn, three scene card - statue of President Lincoln and slave, black children and school, black people and church - large United States Flag - laurel wreath w/ribbon on statue -Old Divided Back 1907-1914 Era - Publ: Raphael Tuck & Sons', Series No. 155 "Lincoln's Birthday" - brown printed back - back has rubber stamp "This card was used to illustrate "Mail Memories" by John Kaduk p. 23 No. 13" -(postcard history) - COND: Very Good, no creases - Writing on back, Not Postally Used - Price $ 15.00

6705. "Thanksgiving Day In The South 1912" - Artist Drawn - White Haired Man - Mammy - Young Boy With Raccoon - Woman With Basket Of Food - Big House In The Background - (Unsigned S.L. Schmucker?) - Horiz. - Embossed & Gold Stamped - - PMarked 1912 - Stamp Missing - Old Divided Back - Green Printed Back - Publ: John Winsch 1912 (Front) - Printed In Germany - COND: VG (Face Crease Along Middle - Some Soil - Bits Of Paper/ Glue On Man's Coat)- $ 45.00

6493. "We Hee'd Somebody Say Whoo-oo-o!" - Two Black Children - Artist Drawing - Frightened, Wide Eyed Children - In Dark Woods - Owl In Tree - "When The Night Begins ... That's The Time Our Mammy Says The Boogie-Man's About And The Gobelins" - Vert- Sepia & White - - Unused - Cond: VG+ (No Creases) - Old Divided Back - Black Printed Back - Publ: (On Front In Artwork - Can't Read) - Title At Bottom - White Margin At Bottom - Price $ 35.00

7507. "The Old Slave Market, St. Augustine, Fla." - Close, exterior view - Victorian woman on steps - man on sidewalk - palms - Old Divided Back 1907-1914 Era - Not postally used -Pub. by: The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. - 203959 -Price $ 8.50

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"NAVAHO (I)." - song verse that is five lines long, mentions: New Mexico; "there came a coon" (white man in blackface, in pic)- Words by Permission of Francis, Day and Hunter - Vintage REAL PHOTO postcard, stamp box circa 1905 era - Published by: Bamforth, N.Y., "Life Model Series" - black title, black printed back -COND: Very good, no creases - writing on back, Not postally used - [Navajo] - Price $ 22.00


Old White Border Era card - 1915-1930 Era

7993. "A Row of Palms in Florida" - artist drawn tourist, digging into pockets for tip - row of ten black waiters, artist drawn, with large red lips - black boy in palm tree - many alligators at waters edge - real palms at background - Old White Border, Copyright 1919 (back) - Pub. by: Union Souvenir Co, E. C. Kropp Co., 22593N(back)- green printed back - COND: Excellent (much better than card pictured), Not postally used - Price $ 8.50

6020. Old Slave Market, Built 1758, Louisville, Ga. - Close Street Scene - Open Structure With Cupola At Top - "Greyhound Lines Bus Depot" Sign In Foreground Of View (Great!) - Street Scene W/Other Bldgs - Old Cars - Horiz - Info Paragrpah On Back - Louisville, GA - Unused - Cond: VG+ (No Creases) - Old White Border era circa 1916-1930 - Publ: Louisville Drug Co - CT American Art Colored, 5513-29 - Price $ 4.75

8287. "My Heart Turned Back To Dixie." - black man carrying large basket of cotton - in cotton field - hat in hand - good close view - Old White Border Era card - 1915-1930 Era - Publ: C. T. American Art, 14.(front) A-31684 (back) - blue printed back - COND: Very Good, no creases - Not Postally Used - Price $ 6.00

Real Photo

9241. "Pineapples at Harvest Time - Hawaiian Islands" - six black field hands - hills at background - Real Photo EKC Stamp Box Circa 1930-50 - Publ. by: KH logo on front/right - H-95(front)- black printed back - COND: Excellent, writing on back, Not postally used - Price $ 15.00

Linen - Circa 1930-1945

5891. Kitchen, George Wythe House, - Williamsburg, Virginia - Interior Scene In Colonial Kitchen - Costumed Black Ladies And Child - Colonial Furnishings - Title At Bottom - Horiz - Williamsburg, VA - PMarked 1958 Williamsburg - COND: VG+ (No Creases) - Flat Card Stock - Deckled Edge - Color - Colonial Williamsburg, Inc. - Runca Import Company - Price $ 3.75

8363. "Sittin' Soft in Dixieland" - great close view of smiling, little black girl, sitting on mound of cotton bols, blue dress, red cap, bare feet - in cotton field -Linen Era card circa 1930-1947 -Pub. by: Asheville Post Card Co, D-538. E-5453 on front - blue printed back - COND: Excellent - Not postally used - Price $ 6.50

8362. "Dem Cotton Boll" - great close picture of smiling black girl in cotton field - yellow jacket and red/white hat - Linen Era card circa 1930-1947 - Pub. by: Colourpicture, C-3, 16246 on front - blue printed back - COND: Near Mint - Not postally used - Price $ 7.50

8332. "Seven Up in Dixieland" - exterior of small, ramshackle log cabin - black mother and seven children, lined up in front of cabin - white dog - chicken - wood shake roof - Linen Era card circa 1930-1947 - Pub. by: Asheville Post Card Co, D-182, E-5405 on front - blue printed back - COND: Excellent - Not postally used - Price $ 3.50

8331. "Two Loving Hearts" - artist drawn - two black children sitting on beach - large image - their white frocks are showing heart shaped behinds, boy and girl - white bathers in ocean, at midground - Linen Era card circa 1930-1947 - Pub. by: Asheville Post Card Co, 34796 on front - Metrocraft C-200 on blue printed back - COND: Excellent - Not postally used - Price $ 4.50

8326. "Roll That Cotton Bale" - black man rolling large bale of cotton on hand cart - red shirt - hat - many bales of cotton in background - great, close, full frame image -Linen Era card circa 1930-1947 -Pub. by: Clourpicture, C-5 on front, 15, 583 on back - black printed back -COND: Excellent - Not postally used - Price $ 6.00

8244. "Ah tries to be puhlite an' nice ..." - artist drawn, black child in with pink dress, back view, bare bottom - stool, hair brush and ball - girl crying, hand on backside -Linen Era Card, circa 1937 - Pub. by: C. T. Chocolate Drops Comics, C-244 on front, 7A-H2681 on back - COND: Excellent - Not postally used - Price $ 12.00

8327. "A Good Wool Crop In Dixieland." - great, close, full frame image of black woman cutting hair of young black boy - outdoors, in front of shack - barefoot boy on wooden keg and cane chair - Linen Era card circa 1930-1947,with white border - Pub. by: Asheville Post Card Co, D516 0n front, 46738 on front - Metrocraft - blue printed back -COND: Excellent - Not postally used - Price $ 7.50

8243. "When de golden moon comes creepin up ..." - artist drawn, black children in white, backs view, bare bottoms - puppy and black doll - boy and girl sitting, holding hands -Linen Era Card, circa 1937 - Pub. by: C. T. Chocolate Drops Comics, C-241 on front, 7A-H2674 on back - COND: Excellent - Not postally used - Price $ 12.00

5037. "Get A Load Of This!" (Black Man With Shotgun, Aiming Another Black Man In Watermellon Patch - Full Moon - ARTIST SIGNED Timmons JR - Comic Drawing - Two Large Watermelons - Exaggerated Lips - Horiz - - Unused - Cond: Near Mint - Linen FB - Horiz - Publ: Asheville PC Co. # 1153 - Colourpicture - Price $ 5.00

8762. "Picking Cotton, "Down in Sunny Dixie" - scene of about eight blacks picking cotton with sacks - cotton in full bloom - Vintage Linen Era Card, full bleed circa 1930-1939 with white border - Pub. by: E. C. Kropp Co., 6 on front, 27487 on back - blue printed back - COND: Excellent - Postmarked 1936 - Price $ 7.50

2837. Pet Deer At Childrens Zoo On Mill Mountain, Roanoke, Va. (Close-Up Of Little Black Girl With Broken Arm, Feeding A Deer, By Hand - Blue Dress And Ribbon In Hair - Fence In Background) Roanoke, VA - Unused - Cond: Near Mint - Linen FB - Asheville PC Co. - price $ 3.00

4858. Carver School, Salem, Va. - Roanoke County Consolidate High School For Negroes (Exterior View - Two Story Brick Bldg - American Flag Over Entrance - Name On Side Of Bldg) View From Street Level - Horiz - Salem, VA - Unused - Cond: Near Mint - Linen - Publ: Asheville PC Co. #S-4 - Printer # E-7818 - Price $ 12.00

3273. New Library, Fisk University, Nashvile, Tenn. (Exterior Of Large, Very Tall, Red Brick/White Stone Building, - Back Says "Oldest And Best Known Liberal Arts Colleges For Negroes In America")(Good Close-Up) Horiz. Nashville, TN - Unused - Cond: EX (V. Lt. Soil Back) Linen - Blue Printed Back - Capitol News Co. / CT American Art - Price $ 12.00

9235. "So Yo' Lubs Me F'om De Bottom Ob Yo' Heart, Eh?" - Artist drawn card - Black boy and girl - Linen Era Card Circa 1930-1944 - no publisher listed - C45 (front) - black printed back - Made in U.S.A. -COND: Excellent, PMarked 19?? - Price $ 10.50

1004. "It's About Time You Woke Up and Dropped Me a Line" - artist drawn comic postcard - little girl in bed, blue ribbons in hair, bare behind, alarm clock, black girl golliwogg doll - Linen card circa 1930-1945 - Publ: E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee EKY, C80 front, 15133 back - not postally used - COND: excellent - price $ 7.50

7371. FOLDER - "I'm sure going to MISS YOU" - Front image - Dentist pulling man's tooth (comic drawing) - LINEN ERA Folder - Unused - One image is Black Americana "Yo' used to be ma pin-up-gal honey, an' yo' still is" - Black family - woman pinning diaper on baby - Another Image = Devil kicking girdle salesman - 18 interior images - two on outside of folder -Pub. by: Tichnor, Comic Folder No. 3 - Multi image, accordian fold - Price $ 6.00

Flat Card Stock - Circa ?

7408. "BUT ... ah likes you, So ah's pausin' - " - Black boy eating watermelon - Artist drawn - The Mayrose Co, Linden, N.J. - Flat card stock = Era? - Unused - Price $ 9.00

Chrome 3x5

7034. "Cotton Picking. Antigua, B.W.I." -Black men and women picking cotton - Bldgs. at background - Blue printed back - Vintage "Chrone era card - Publ: Jose Anjo, Ltd, Antigua - Dexter # 98412 -Unused -COND: VG+ (No Creases) - Price $ 3.00

3914. Greetings from Georgia - "red letter" greeting - two scenes, Camellia and Cotton Picking Time - Close view of flowers - Scene with family of five black people picking cotton, in field - Lusterchrome, by Tichnor Bros, K-813 - Price $ 3.50

8926. "Slave cabin, now used as a gift shop" - close view of cabin and black man, seated, playing banjo - on the grounds of My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown, Kentucky - Vintage "Chrome" era card, 3x5, full bleed - Published by: Oscar Keller, Dexter Press, 57198 on back - blue printed back - COND: Very good, no creases, Not postally used - Price $ 3.50


Modern Cards - For Collecting or Mailing - Mint - Unused

8884. "MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., BALTIMORE, 1963" - Very close view of MLK in convertible car - many people shaking, touching his hand - white policemen - good sharp/clear image - Photograph by Leonard Freed - Modern Chrome 4x6 - Mint/Unused - Pub: fortofolio, MP85 - Price $ 1.00

0711. Spike Lee - Brooklyn, NY 1989 (Sitting On Roof Top Brooklyn Bridge In Background) Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6 Color Photo - Fotofolio - 75 cents

RC117. Spike Lee - Milk - Where's Your Mustache? - GoCard - $ 1.00

0713. George Washington Carver Crossing The Delaware. Page From American History Textbook 1975. Painting - Acrylic On Canvas. Comic - (A Black Washington Instead Of White) - Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6 Color Photo - Fotofolio, AP763 - Price $1.00

8888. "Josephine Baker, France c.1930" - great, full frame portriat of face - large errings and hair decorations - Photograph by R. Sobal, A. N. Ulrich Collection - B&W image - Modern Chrome 4x6 - Mint/Unused - Pub: fotofolio, P384 - Price $1.00

8815. "Josefine Baker" - close view head to foot - B&W photoprint Modern Chrome 4x6 - Pub: Tushita/Transglobe, B463, Germany - Mint/Unused - Price $2.00

0696. Josephine Baker - 1930 - (Full Portrait - Unclothed - Holding Drape In Front) Paris, France Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6 B&W Photo- Fotofolio # HH 13 - Price $ 1.00

8889. "Dizzy Gilespie, Paris, 1989." - close, full frame face portrait - hand on face - cheek full of air, eyes closed - sharp/clear, B&W image - Herb Ritts Foundation - Modern Chrome 4x6 - Mint/Unused - Pub: fotofolio, HR82 - Price 95 cents

0716. Jimi Hendrix - 1969 (Waist-Up Playing Guitar And Singing) Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6 B&W Photo - Fotofolio - PRICE 85 CENTS

0677. Little Richard And Bill Haley - 1956 (Waist-Up) - Great! Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6-B&W Photo- Fotofolio, M24 - 75 cents

0712. Bob Marley - Kingston, Jamaica - 1979 - (Waist-Up - Blue Background) Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6 Color Photo - Fotofolio - Price 85 cents

0384. New York Black Yankees - 1934 - (Team Photo - Baseball Stadium) - New York City, NY - Mint - Unused - Modern Chrome 4x6 - B&W Photo - Fotofolio # VZ-9 - Price 85 cents

0379. Willie Mays - A Painting By Ron Cohen - 1978. (Back Of Mays, In Air , Catching A Ball)(#24 On Shirt) Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6 - The Contemporary Arts Center - Price 85 cents

0710. Wilt Chamberlain & Willie Shoemaker, Malibu, California, 1987 - Shoemaker In Silks. Chamberlain In Shorts/Tank-Top. Photo By Annie Leibovitz. Mint- Modern Chrome 4x6 Color Photo - Fotofolio - Price 85 cents

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