Large Collection of Civil War-Era through World War II-Era Depictions of African Americans, Plus

Lot includes:

The American Soldier, two series of ten chromolithograph prints each of paintings by H. Charles McBarron documenting the uniforms, equipment, and arms used by American soldiers at various points between 1775 and 1965.  Commissioned by the Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, and printed by the Government Printing Office in 1966.  Each print 12.75 x 9 in., accompanied by printed text descriptions.

12 prints documenting the uniforms, arms, and equipment of various  African American divisions, printed by the Company of Military Historians, ca 1977-2003.  11 x 14 in.  Includes duplicates.

Hell Fighters! Le's Go! print, 20 x 24 in., plus a print of the same image titled "Hell Fighters" From Harlem, printed by the GPO, 1983, and signed by the artist H. Charles McBarron.  Condition: Larger print with fold lines, tear at center, and tape residue in margins.

Judge, Vol. 23 No. 561, July 16, 1892, featuring a cover illustration of A Silly Bugaboo, showing Uncle Sam responding skeptically to a Democrat showing him a scarecrow purporting Negro Supremacy in the South under Republican rule, but with John Bull (Britain) behind the sign due to his own interests of tariffs and pauper labor.

Matted depiction of Negro Soldiers, taken from a 19th century weekly.  5 x 5.25 in. sight, 11 x 11.25 in. overall.

Puck (German language) illustration, ca 1885, of men of many loyalties paying respects to a monument of U.S. Grant upon his death, with an African American man kneeling prominently at center.

Harper's Weekly of October 28, 1876, 2pp spread illustration "He Wants A Change Too," by Thomas Nast.

Matted Harper's Weekly illustration Headquarters of Vincent Collyer, Superintendent of the Poor at New Berne, N.C. - Distribution of Captured Confederate Clothing to the Contrabands.

Harper's Weekly of January 12, 1907, with cover Dishonorably Discharged, referring to the Brownsville Affair, when President Theodore Roosevelt dishonorably discharged an entire black regiment due to a "conspiracy of silence" over the murder of a white man near Fort Brown, Texas.  The soldiers were found not to be at fault and the discharges reversed by President Nixon in the 1970s.

The Sanctuary, 1876 print by E. Forbes, of a slave family rejoicing at the sight of the American flag flying above a Southern fortification. 20 x 24 in. including margins.

Buildings & People, 1876 print by E. Forbes, of various wartime recollections by the artist, explained on verso.  20 x 24 in. including margins.

War on the Wounded! British World War I handbill regarding Germany's misuse of hospital ships to transport munitions and troops.

Provenance:William Gladstone Collection of Early Photography & African Americana

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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