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Willard Motley
Willard Motley

Jimmie Daniels
Jimmie Daniels

Josephine Baker seated wearing evening gown
Josephine Baker seated wearing evening gown; written on verso: Josephine Baker, chez Gritte Paris

Postcard image of Ethel Waters, signed "May you never...this from Chul [?] To Prince
Postcard image of Ethel Waters, signed "May you never...this from Chul [?] To Prince; on verso: Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America 1900-1968 Poets and Heroes Ethel Waters Early in the 1920's Ed Smalls was known for his Sugar Cane…

Wallace Thurman
Wallace Thurman

Bessie Smith in 1923, the year of her first record, which sold 780,000 copies in six months. It earned her only $125, but it established her as the leading blues singer. From BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES (Schirmer Books/Frank Music, April 15).
Bessie Smith in 1923, the year of her first record, which sold 780,000 copies in six months. It earned her only $125, but it established her as the leading blues singer. From BESSIE SMITH: EMPRESS OF THE BLUES (Schirmer Books/Frank Music, April 15).

Claude McKay, signed "To my friend Harold Jackman Sincerely Claude McKay"
Claude McKay, signed "To my friend Harold Jackman Sincerely Claude McKay"

Claude McKay, author of "Banjoy" and "Home to Harlem," whose new novel, "Banana Bottom," will be published by Harper & Brothers on March 29th, has been living in Spain and Morocco for the last three years. The background of his novel is the island of Jamaica, British West Indies, where Mr. McKay was born
Claude McKay, author of "Banjoy" and "Home to Harlem," whose new novel, "Banana Bottom," will be published by Harper & Brothers on March 29th, has been living in Spain and Morocco for the last three years. The background of his novel is the island of…

Alberta Hunter headshot, signed "All my love to my darling "Harold" Sincerely, Alberta
Alberta Hunter headshot, signed "All my love to my darling "Harold" Sincerely, Alberta

Josephine Baker stands with arms raised wearing an evening gown and headdress
Josephine Baker stands with arms raised wearing an evening gown and headdress
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