[Book, 1854]
Griffiths, Julia

Autographs for freedom / edited by Julia Griffiths. – [1st ed.] – Auburn [NY]: Alden, Beardsley & Co. ; Rochester [NY]: Wanzer, Beardsley & Co., 1854. – 309 p., [13] p. of plates, [1]-2, [1]- 4, [1]-3 p. of adv. : ill., frontispiece, (ports.) ; 20.5 x 14 cm.
[Edited for the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society. – A collection of signed articles, poems, etc., by men and women prominent in the anti-slavery movement. – “Luther Cady, Presented by Mrs. ... Smith, Oct. 16th, 1886” – Inscription on inside front cover. – Hard bound stamped green cloth binding with gold lettering]


[Color souvenir cards, 1882]
Tobin, M.F.?
I’se a gazing on ye’s, you naughty Gal. – NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. – 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm. – (Scenes in the Sunny South)

Look Yer Son! Gib de ole man a chance. – NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. – 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm. – (Scenes in the Sunny South)
Way down on the Swanee River. – NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. – 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm. – (Scenes in the Sunny South)
In the morning by the bright light. – NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. – 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm. – (Going to camp Meeting)
Look Yer You man! Keep you eye on dat yer splinter. – NY: M.F.Tobin, 1882. – 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm. – (Dancing in de Barn)


[Book, 1886]
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895
Three addresses on the relations subsisting between the white and colored people of the United States / by Frederick Douglass. – Washington, D.C.: Gibson Bros., Printers and Bookbinders, 1886. – 68 p. ; 23.5 x 15 cm.
[“ The following was delivered by Frederick Douglass as an address to the people of the United States at a Convention of Colored Men held in Louisville, Ky., September 24, 1883:” – p. [3]


[Pamphlet, 1890?]
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895
The race problem: great speech of Frederick Douglass, delivered before the Bethel Literary and Historical Association, in the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Washington, D.C., October 21, 1890. – [Washington, D.C.: Bethel Literary and Historical Association, 1890?] –
16 p. ; 20 x 13.5 cm.
[Cover title. – “Error in make up. – After reading first page of speech pass to page 5 and then to pages 4 and 6.” – On cover. – “F[lorence] A. Brooks, 2034-17th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. [sister-in-law and wife of John Francis Porter]” – Ownership signature at top of cover]


[Color postcards, 1907-1995?]
1511 - Typical Negro Home. – New York; Berlin: Souvenir Post Card, 1907? – 8.5 x 14 cm.
[Addressed and mailed to: Miss Louis Bishoff, 3rd Ave. East, Ashland, Wis. U.S. 1 cent stamp, canceled in Ashland, Wis., March [8?], 1907, 6:30 p.m.]
Thanksgiving Morning in the South. – [S.l., s.n., 1915?] – 9 x 13.5 cm.
[Addressed and mailed to: Mr. Robt. Skinner, Park Heights and 7 Mile Lane, Baltimore, Md., Sta. E. U.S. 1 cent stamp, canceled in Augusta, Ga, Apr. 27, 1915, 11 a.m.]


[Book, 1928]
Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950
Negro makers of history / by Carter G. Woodson. – Washington, D.C.: Associated Publishers, 1928. – vi, 362 p. : ill. (ports) ; 20 x 14 cm.
[“This book is an adaptation of The Negro in Our History to the capacity of children in the elementary schools. ... Many new illustrations, however, have been used in this work, and some new facts are given.” – p. iii. – Index: p. 353-362. – “To J.A. Porter with the best wishes of C.G. Woodson, Nov. 16, 1936” – Signed inscription on half-title page. – Hard bound in brown cloth with pictorial black lettering]


[Book, 1929]
Santos Rufino, José dos
Albuns fotográficos e descrítivos da Colónia de Moçambique = Photographic and descriptive albums of Portuguese East Africa = Albums photographiques et descriptifs de la colonie portugaise de Mozambique. – Hamburgo, [Germany]: Broschek & Co., representantes, Stüben & Co., 1929. – 10 v. : chiefly ill. ; 22.5 x 29.5 cm.
[“A description of the habits and customs of the native inhabitants of Mozambique... p.viii. – On exhibit: v. 10 only: Raças, usos e costumes indígenas e alguns exemplares da fauna moçambicana = Native tribes, habits and customs: fauna of Mozambique = Races, usages et costumes indigènes: faune de Mozambique. xvii, 124 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22.5 x 29.5 cm. – Paper bound in brown and black with gold lettering]


[Book, 1936]
Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954
Negro art: past and present / by Alain Locke. – Washington, D.C.: Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1936. – [6], 122 p. ; 20.5 x 14 cm. – (Bronze booklet; no. 3)
[Contents: I, Negro Art: past and present; II, The Negro artist and Negro art; III, Early Negro artists; IV, The Negro artists wins his spurs; V, Europe discovers Negro art; VI, American art re-discovers the Negro; VII, Negro artists to-day; VIII, The Negro through European eyes; IX, African or Primitive Negro Art; X, The future of Negro art. – Includes bibliographical reference. – Paper bound with cover design by Winold Reiss?]


[Book, 1940]
Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954
The Negro in art: a pictorial record of the Negro artist and of the Negro theme in art/ edited and annotated by Alain Locke. – Library edition, first printing, December, 1940. – Washington, D.C.: Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1940. – 224 p. : chiefly ill. ; 31.5 x 24 cm.
[Partial contents: Part I, The Negro as artist; Part II, The Negro in art; Part III, The ancestral arts. – Selected bibliography: p. 224. – Hard bound in green cloth with gold lettering]


Tema negro en las letras de Cuba [1608-1935] / José Antonio Fernández de Castro. W

[Book, 1943]
Fernández de Castro, José Antonio, 1897-1951
Tema negro en las letras de Cuba [1608-1935] / José Antonio Fernández de Castro. La Habana: Ediciones Mirador, 1943. 95 p.; 17.5 x 12.5 cm.
[Contents: I, Del descubrimiento de la Isla hasta fines del siglo XIX; II Desde el establecimiento de la República hasta el año 1935. Se terminó de imprimir este libro en los talleres gráficos de Cultural, S.A., el día 23 de septiembre de 1943, bajo la dirección de Pastor Roque, interviniendo como linotipista Francisco Mayoral y como cajsta José Miguel Roque. El grabado que orna la cubierta es obra del dibujante Isidro Martín. Colophon. A la Dra. Dorothy L. Porter, bibliotecaria de la prestigiosa Howard University con la estimacíon del autor, José Castro, abril 1945 Inscription on p. [5] Paper bound]


[Book, 1953]
Du Bois, W. E. B. 1868-1963 (William Edward Burghardt)
The souls of black folk: essays and sketches / by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois. New York: Blue Heron Press, 1953. – xv, [265] p. ; 21 x 14 cm.
[The forethought: p. [vii]-viii: Fifty years after: p. [ix]-xi: Comments [by] Shirley Graham: p. [xiii]-xv: The after-thought: p. [265] – “... A limited, numbered [i.e., 738] and autographed edition of W.E. Burghardt Du Bois’ famous book – published on the fiftieth anniversary of its original issuance, 1903-1953. [signed] W.E.B. Du Bois, The Blue Heron Press, Inc.” – Colophon on label with decorative borders affixed to inside front cover. – “To our President and Friend, Dr. Charles H. Wesley with deep appreciation for his abiding interest in scholarship, books and libraries. [signed] Staff, Hattie Q. Brown Library, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio, March 20, 1958” – Inscription on top of half-title page. – “Ex Libris, Charles H. Wesley” – Book plate designed by J.A. Porter and affixed on inside back cover. – This copy has embossed seal from the: “Hattie Q. Brown Library, Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio” on title page with “withdrawn” written over it in ink. – Hard bound in wine-colored decorative boards and black spine with gold lettering]


[Book, 1956]
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960
The color curtain: report on the Bandung Conference / by Richard Wright; foreword by Gunnar Myrdal. – 1st ed. – Cleveland; New York: World Publishing Co., 1956. – 221 p. ; 21.5 x 14.5 cm.
[“On April 19, 1955, there gathered ... in the Republic of Indonesia [Asian-African Conference (1955 : Bandung, Java)], a group of men of many colors–black, brown, and yellow. ... They met for a conference which the President of Indonesia, in his opening speech, described as ?...the first international conference of colored peoples in the history of mankind.’ ” – Dust jacket blurb. – Hard bound in black cloth with map of Asia in red lettering on front. – In dust jacket with portrait of Wright on back]


[Book, 1963?]
Nigerian Red Cross
What’s to eat: an international exchange of recipes. – [Lagos], Nigeria: Nigerian Red Cross (lithographed by United Nigeria Press), 1963? – 88, i.e., [102] p. : ill. ; 24 x 17.5 cm.
[Cover title. – Glossary: p. [100]. – Index: p. [100-102]. – “This book is produced by The Committee of Nigerian Nights for the Nigerian Red Cross Centenary Celebrations, 1863-1963.” – On back cover. – “Dorothy Porter” – Signature on cover. – Paper bound, stapled]


[Book, 1989]
Blockson, Charles L.
A commented bibliography of one hundred and one influential books by and about people of African descent, (1556-1982) : a collector’s choice / by Charles L. Blockson. – Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A. Gerits & Sons, 1989. – 74 p. : ill. ; 29.5 x 22 cm.
[Index: p. 73-74. – “The purpose of this book is to provide a record of books and documents by and about people of African descent that have influenced world history and literature.”: p. 5. – “To Dorothy Porter Wesley, with constant respect, from your bibliophile friend, Charles L. Blockson, 2/15/90.” – Inscription on inside front cover. – Hard bound in black cloth with white lettering. – In dust jacket with photograph of Blockson on back]


photo W

[Black & white postcards, n.d.]
Civil War Soldier, c1864. York, PA: Leib Image Archives, n.d. 1 card : 9 x 14.5 cm.
Freed slave learning to read, “Chains can put a man in slavery, but only ignorance can keep him there” – Frederick Douglass. York, PA: Leib Image Archives, n.d. 1 card : 9 x 14.5 cm. Femme Guerret. Cote dIvoire: A.O.F., #44, n.d. 1 card : 9 x 14 cm.
Hacia Occidente..... aqui nació Antonio Maceo, el 14 de junio de 1845, murió heróicamente en el combate de Punta Brava, el 7 de ... de 1896 / [photography by] Maleos. [S.l.: s.n., n.d.] 1 card : 9 x 13.5 cm.

Santiago de Cuba, No. 94. Bohio típico del campesino cubano = Bohio Cuban tipical [sic] country home / [photography by] Maleos. – [S.l.: s.n., n.d.] – 1 card : 9 x 13.5 cm.
sSantiago de Cuba, No. 100. Vendedor típico de carbón = Charcoal typical seller / [photography by] Maleos. – [S.l.: s.n., n.d.] – 1 card : 9 x 13.5 cm.

Back to Checklist of the Exhibition

Back to Table of Contents

Back to Exhibitions