Poster for the Harlem Better Business League

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Created by
Harlem Better Business League, American, ca. 1940
Medium
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions
Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Type
posters
Place depicted
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1940
Description
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".
Topic
African American
Associations and institutions
Business
Communities
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.46.23
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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