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Cover of  "Victorian" wall-papers

"Victorian" Wall-Papers

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This 1887 trade catalog from the wallpaper firm of Jeffrey & Co., (1836-1930) represents the work of a company with a long and interesting history, exhibiting at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London. They started printing William Morris wallpapers in 1862 and produced wallcoverings...Read More
The "7th" in Camp cover.

The "7th" in Camp

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This is an incredibly rare booklet of 12 cartoons depicting the daily life of the 7th regiment as they reside at camp, likely during the American Civil War. Satirical and jovial in nature, these etchings trace one day’s activities, possibly of the New York 7th Infantry, from “Reveille” and “Company...Read More
50 Most Influential Black Films

The 50 Most Influential Black Films

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The 50 Most Influential Black Films is an introspective study of the black image in motion pictures from the late 19th century through the 20th century. Its chapters are organized by decades, starting with silent films and continuing through independent films of the 1990s. Each chapter begins with...Read More
An Account of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Republic of Mexico

An Account of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Republic of Mexico

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In the decade before the American Civil War, the United States was preoccupied by efforts for interoceanic communication. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec represented the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean and, prior to the opening of the Panama Canal, was a major...Read More
Spine of Account of the Skeleton of the Mammoth

Account of the Skeleton of the Mammoth

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An artist rather than a paleontologist, Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) nevertheless did a great deal to popularize the field. He was the son of Charles Willson Peale, also an artist; father and son are both well-known for their portraits of George Washington. Charles Wilson also founded of the first...Read More
Cameron's camp at Lupanda

Across Africa

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Verney Lowett Cameron, author of this account, was the first European to cross Equatorial Africa, coast to coast and mostly on foot.  His original mission was to search for the missing explorer David Livingstone, but soon after leaving Zanzibar (an island off Africa’s east coast) early in...Read More
Village in Manyuema

Across Africa

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Verney Cameron, author of this book, was the first European to cross Equatorial Africa, coast to coast and mostly on foot.  His original mission was to search for the missing explorer David Livingstone, but soon after leaving Zanzibar (an island off Africa’s east coast) early in 1873, he...Read More
African Americans on stamps

African Americans on Stamps

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At over two hundred pages long, this hardback book is basically an encyclopedia of African American heroes on postage stamps, both from the United States and around the world. Arranged alphabetically by last name, it provides short bios, followed by black and white illustrations of each postage...Read More
African Americans on stamps

African Americans on Stamps

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This thin, thirty-paged color booklet was published by the United States Postal Service thirteen years ago. The Black Heritage stamp series began in 1978, and ever since then, African American heroes and heroines have been honored on postage stamps. The Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, CSAC...Read More
Cover of The African Presence in Mexico

The African Presence in Mexico

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This large and lovely coffeetable book is about a traveling exhibition hosted at the Anacostia Community Museum in 2010. The book is written in both English and Spanish. The exhibit was built by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Its main focus was to highlight the fascinating and...Read More

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