July 30, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends August 10, 2020


Tuskegee Institute Autograph Album, 1930s, Plus

Lot of 2, including a green autograph album, 7 x 5 in. identified to Althea Clarice Bulls (1922-1994), a student at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama during the 1930s. Contains approx. 48 pages of signatures and inscriptions from teachers and fellow students, most dating from May 1938. Includes two loose hole-punched pages, possibly housed in another album at one time. Bulls was seemingly engaged to fellow student John W. Sewell, who graduated the year before, but genealogical records indicate that she and Sewell never married.

Also with an album, 11 x 7.25 in., housing over 200 photographs of a Midwestern African American family, possibly residents of Indianapolis, Indiana, n.d. ca 1920s-1930s. Includes scenes of boating, vacations, and gatherings, many of which seem to take place in Hessel, Michigan at the Les Cheneaux Golf Club, the oldest continuously played course in Michigan. Other highlights include a woman driving a car with an Indiana license plate from 1930, and a couple outside of King's Lunch Room. Newspaper cartoons pasted to insides of front and back covers dated 1925 and 1927. Overall brittleness, with separation at covers. Heavy wear and staining to front cover, including degradation along bottom edge, particularly right corner.

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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