A first edition of the novel, This Child's Gonna Live, by Sarah E. Wright.
The cover features a background image of a sepia toned portrait of Sarah E. Wright with off-white text. The book is 276 pages. The novel is set in a fishing village on Maryland's Eastern Shore during the Depression. It tells the story of an impoverished wife of an oysterman and her family.
The May 1931 (Vol. II No. 5) issue of Abbott's Monthly. The front cover features an image of a woman wearing a white hat looking off to the left. The cover shows significant wear along the edges with tape along the binding. There are approximately 87 pages.
A metal printing plate mounted on a wood block used to print lodge certificates. The plate is in the shape of a building and has inscribed text and masonic imagery, beginning [M.W. PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE / STATE OF / MASSACHUSETTS]. The plate is mounted onto a rectangular piece of board. There is handwritten text on the back which reads [Designed by / Bro. Edward S. S. Glover / of / Rising Sun Lodge / Boston]. One edge of the block is stamped with [American Eng. Co. Boston].
Round red, blue and off-white poster enclosing a smaller circular vignette of an African American family with the caption "A Clerk in Negro Business at Home. The Result of Group of Economy". This unusual poster was possibly meant to be hung at one's place of business. The design of the poster is intriguing-- incorporating two circles, the smaller of which is within a square, bearing the motto "Trade on the Square" and "Buy within the Circle".