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"Jennings City" is a New Colored Town, Texas, Broadside, circa 1918

Printed broadside, 9.125 x 12 in. "Jennings City" is a New Colored Town. Naples, Texas: Jennings City Townsite Company, n.d., circa 1920s. Rare broadside features printed images of The Jennings City Townsite Company's Manager, C.E. Rosborough, and Agents Director, J.W. Broaders, both of whom are African American men, flanking text reading, in part: "This beautiful little city is located on the St. Louis Southwestern R.R., five miles northeast of Naples, and forty-one miles southwest of Tex-arkana. The location...is high, clean and beautiful. You will find in its locality numbers of well-to-do farmers. The country joining this little city is thickly populated by enterprising colored people. They offer you their support and are anxious for you to join in and help them build a little modern city." Broadside boasts "over one thousand lots on the market at a low price—one hundred dollars each." Lots, described as spanning 50 by 150 feet, are available for financing and home building, with company assistance. Broadside undersigned in print by executives of The Jennings City Townsite Company, including Mr. T.C. Young, President, Prof. J.J. Yates, Vice President, and others.   

Condition:

Broadside with spots of discoloration including edges, creasing including some paper splitting, and general paper wear commensurate with age and handling. Penciled collection number/code on verso.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$8,125
12/03/2020

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