Antique 1920s African American Student Photo Album HBCU Black Fisk University
A Fantastic 1920s Photo Album of. African American College Students at Fisk University. Measuring 6.5" x 5". String bound Georgia souvenir snapshot album with faux-suede front cover, stenciled and hand-painted, and faux-leather rear cover. Contains 56 black and white silver gelatin images varying in size from 2" x 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" x 5 3/4". Mounted on tabs on black paper, and s. Very Good, with some wear. Several tabs are missing, one image is missing from its tabs, several pages are loose and tape residue to rear cover. Images depict African American students in the early 1920s likely attending Fisk University, as its Jubilee Hall is clearly visible in the background of several shots. Subjects include students enjoying days out, performing a human pyramid, dressing as clowns and dancing around a Maypole. The students appear well-dressed and well-heeled. Though clothing varies, the flapper style of the day is displayed in several images. A fantastic documentation of vibrant student life at a historically black university in the Jim Crow South. The item "Antique 1920s African American Student Photo Album HBCU Black Fisk University" is in sale since Friday, June 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Photos".
The seller is "burnsiderarebooks" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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