Baby book for an African-American baby girl, born in Chicago's Provident Hospital on May 13, 1929, to Harriette and Homer Phillips. The book, printed by Cupples and Leon, has 22 pages, of which 20 contain handwriting, often filling the page. "Baby is Born", "Congratulations, " "Baby's Weight, " "Baby's Presents, " "Baby is Named, " "Baby has an Outing, " "Baby's Height, " "Baby's First Short Clothes, " "Baby Learns to Creep, " "Baby's First Pair of Shoes, " "Photographs [recorded but not present], " "Baby's First Tooth, " "Baby Takes a Few Steps, " "Baby's First Christmas, " "Baby's First Words, " "Baby's First Birthday, " "Baby's First Party, " "Red Letter Days, " "Baby's Cute Remarks, " Notes. At age one, she was among ten babies to win a "healthiest colored baby" award, and a newspaper (Chicago Sunday Bee) photo of eight of the mothers and babies, with family and awards committee members, assembled at the Wabash Avenue YMCA, is pasted into the book, as is a separate newspaper photo of mother and daughter.
Chicago's Provident Hospital was the first African-American owned and operated hospital in America. The item "Original African-American Baby Book, Chicago, Healthiest Colored Baby 1929" is in sale since Monday, February 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Photos".
The seller is "hammermount" and is located in Schenectady, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.