A photographic postcard featuring a sepia toned image of twelve (12) young men dressed similarly in white jackets with medium toned lapels, dark pants, and dark ties with tie clips. They are arranged in two (2) rows, with five (5) seated in front and seven (7) standing at the back. The three (3) men in the center of the front row are holding a sign that reads [CUBAN KNIGHTS / Social Club]. The number  is printed in the negative, in the bottom left corner. The back of the postcard has the text [POST CARD] printed at the top in black and traced over by hand in pencil. The left half of the page has black printed text that reads [CORRESPONDENCE / Dear Friend: / You are invited to our / ANNUAL FREE MATINEE / West End Hall / Vandeventer and Finney Aves. / Sunday, April 11, '37 4-8 p.m. / Music by / ST. LOUIS CRACKERJACKS / Admission and Checking Free / Thanking you, / The Cuban Knights / Courtesy fee 15c]. The name of the manufacturer, [ORCAJO PHOTO ART, DAYTON, OHIO], is printed vertically to the left of the text. The right half is addressed [To / Sally Cathell / From / Harold Green], handwritten in pencil.
Black and white photographic postcard depicting a woman standing beside a wooden chair. The chair is plain with a rounded backrest and a back made of wooden slats. The figure's proper right hand rests on the chair back and her gaze is fixed to the right of the viewer. She wears a large embellished floral hat, high-necked blouse, strand of pearls, long tailored jacket, belted skirt, and gloves. She holds a small square purse by its chain in her proper left hand. Embossed text at the bottom left reads "Maxwell / 2607 LAWTON AVE / ST. LOUIS." The reverse is white with black printed text. It reads "POST CARD" across the top left. There is a short vertical line down the center. Letters on the left side read "Correspondence Here" and on the right side "Name and Address Here." There is a square on the upper right corner with the words "Place Stamp Here." The name 'Dovie Wright Jordan' is handwritten in pencil at the bottom right.
Tinted postcard of a black and white photograph of a man holding up a goose for a woman.The man stands on the left side and in his right arm is a basket full of produce. He holds the goose in his left hand. He stands with his left foot on a stair step. The woman stands on the right side holding up her hands. She stands in the doorway of a wood structure. In the upper left corner is red text with handwritten text below "A GOOD TIME / COMING / McComb." The back of the postcard is divided into two halves with green printing throughout. On the left side is a line of vertical text in green text "5659 Adolph Selige, Pub. Co. St. Louis-Leipzig. Printed in Germany." On the left half of the back is hand-written text in black ink "March + I will / tackle the / native black / bass tomorrow. will you eat / with us? / Pop." On the right side is space for the address hand written in black ink [Edward H. Mitchell/Washington University/St. Louis/Mo.]. In the upper right corner is a green one cent stamp with an image of Benjamin Franklin. The stamp is cancelled with a black inked stamp "McCOMB / SEP / [illegible] / 1907 / MISS."
Cooking and dining
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture