Travelguide, 1955

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Published by
Travelguide, Inc., American, established 1946
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 x 4 x 1/4 in. (22.9 x 10.2 x 0.6 cm)
Type
travel guidebooks
Place made
681 5th Avenue, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1955
Description
This Travelguide booklet from 1955, which catered solely to African American vacationers due to segregation, features an image of African American women in a white convertible car on top of a red background. At the bottom of the booklet is Travelguide's motto: [Vacation & Recreation / Without Humiliation]. The interior consists of 123 pages and has entries Alabama to the Virgin Islands.
Topic
African American
Recreation
Segregation
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Edwin and Gladys Robinson Estate
Object number
2012.24
Restrictions & Rights
©1955 Travelguide, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture