A wooden four poster bed frame with head board and foot board. The side rails screw into the frame providing greater strength and limited hiding places for vermin. This type of frame is known as the "Boyd Bedstead."
Bound writing slates that belonged to Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The object is constructed of three (3 double-sided, framed slates joined together with gummed paper on the spine that allows it to open like a book. The front and back covers are covered in dark brown leather with maroon undertones. Gold embossed lettering centered on the front cover reads [Notes]. A swirling, leafy design surrounds the "N." The inside front cover is covered in peach, blue, and white marbled paper with a piece of discolored white paper adhered on top. Handwritten text in black ink on the paper reads [To Bishop B.T. Tanner D.D. / by his friend Abraham Grant / May 19th 1898]. Each slate is framed in brown wood. The edges of the slates appear to be covered in blue and white paper. There is black printed text on the frame of the first slate. The top is marked [A.W. FABER No. 2], and the bottom is marked [MADE IN GERMANY.] The inside of the back cover is covered in red, blue and white marbled paper. There is a fabric tube attached to the inside back cover, possibly for holding chalk. The back cover is blank.
An issue of the Colored American Magazine with staples removed. The cover is printed in red ink and features a decorative design of roses by Theodore R. M. Hanné. The frontispiece is an image of E. Azalia Hackley. The issue features several poems but largely focuses on a celebration of industriousness and business success. The issue also includes illustrations and descriptions, including ones of Dr. Henry McKee Minton, President William Howard Taft, and the faculty and students of Georgia State College. The pages of this issue are numbered 134 to 185, for a total of 52 numbered pages. There are two pages of unnumbered advertisements at the beginning of the issue, and there are seven pages of unnumbered advertisements at the end of the issue.