DSC08962“A Nutsplitters Vacation or A Mechanical Tourist – All the Latest Railroad Talk – Highball All the Way” by Carl C. Davis.  Copyright 1907.  Front cover and 2 front pages detached.  It seems like two other pages may be missing, judging from the numbering, but they are probably end papers or illustrations as the booklet seems complete.  Half of spine missing.  Obviously this booklet has condition problems, but the value is in the front cover.  82 pages.  5″ x 7″.



DSC09432An anti-Civil Rights view of what happened in Selma, Alabama in 1965 is contained in this book “Selma” by Robert M. Mikell.  Book also shows an unusual preoccupation with alleged interracial relationships (see photo of back cover).  The photo of the car where Civil Rights heroine Viola Liuzzo was murdered is in particular poor taste (especially with how the publisher has “colorized” it).

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DSC08866  DSC08868 This is a segregationist booklet from 1957 titled “Segregation and the South” by Judge Tom Brady.  A very interesting document from the infamous White Citizen’s Council of Greenwood, Mississippi.  Interesting illustrative reference to the Little Rock Crisis of 1957 on the back showing a soldier with a bayonet “forcing” children to integrate, with the slogan “REMEMBER LITTLE ROCK.” Continue reading


DSC00687This racially stereotypical cartoon in the October 9, 1926 edition of the Columbus Dispatch, shows a personification of the sun seated above a stereotypical image of a black-faced character (minstrel-style).  This is approximately a quarter page drawing and is still on the full single sheet of the newspaper.

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1868 “Would You Marry Your Daughter to a Nigger?”

DSC08878A Thomas Nast political print from Harper’s Weekly, July 11, 1868.  This is large (see the wristwatch in the photo to see the size).  Caption under photo says “Would You Marry Your Daughter to a Nigger?”  It is a magazine edition and in VG condition.  The original print is matted in black.  It shows the Democratic Party being wed to a black man with the Press looking on.

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DSC08931Scottsboro The Firebrand of Communism by Files Crenshaw, Jr., and Kenneth A. Miller.  This is a very racist account of a famous trial known as the “Scottsboro Nine”–Nine blacks accused of attacking and raping 2 white women on March 25, 1931 on a freight train in Scottsboro Alabama (Jackson County).  Of course the men were railroaded (see explanation below).  The women, years later, recanted their story.


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DSC06415 DSC06416This is a racist postcard from South Africa.  It says “K was a Kaffir afraid of the sun”.  In South Africa today, the term is regarded as highly racially offensive, in the same way as “nigger” in the United States and other English-speaking countries. It is seldom used as an isolated insult, but rather is used systematically by openly racist individuals when talking about black people, and as such was very common in the apartheid era. Use of the word has been actionable in South African courts since at least 1976 under the offense of crimen injuria: “the unlawful, intentional and serious violation of the dignity of another”.


DSC08854 DSC08856Written by Albert C. Persons, this is a very biased/racist account of the Civil Rights events that occurred in Selma, Alabama in 1965.  The booklet is titled “The True Selma Story” with the subtitle “Sex and Civil Rights“.  It was published in 1966. The author states “The greatest obstacle in the Negro’s search for “Freedom” is the Negro himself and the leaders he has chosen to follow.”  Publication includes “unsavory police and court records of the leaders of the civil rights movement.”  Continue reading


DSC00724This sheet music from 1906 is titled “Carry Me Back To Old Virginny”.  Cover art is a famous painting showing a plantation scene.  A portion of the lyrics say “There’s where the old darkey’s heart am long’d to go.  That’s where I labor’d so.  There’s where this old darkey’s life will pass away.  Massa and missis have…”

The date printed on the sheet music says 1906; someone has written 1921 in pencil at the top.