On View
Cultural Expressions Gallery
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Published by
Harper & Brothers, American, 1817 - 1962
Written by
Brooks, Gwendolyn, American, 1917 - 2000
Date
1949
Medium
paper, ink, cardboard, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 9/16 × 5 3/8 × 5/8 in. (19.2 × 13.7 × 1.6 cm)
Description
A first edition hardcover copy of Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks, with printed dust jacket; it is 60 pages in length. The book details different aspects of Annie's (a young African American girl) interior and exterior life as she matures into womanhood. The dust jacket is a dark russet shade with a large salmon-colored central rectangle on the front cover. Within the rectangle are eight lines of white and russet text of varying sizes [Annie /Allen / POEMS BY / Gwendolyn Brooks / Author of A STREET IN BRONZEVILLE / "She is mature in her craft . . . She is / distinctive as an artist." / -Rackham Holt]. Along the bottom in the center of the russet border is additional text in white [HARPER & BROTHERS]. On the back of the dust jacket is an illustration of the author. The author is seen in profile with her proper left side facing the viewer; she is depicted from the neck up.
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Type
hardcover books
Topic
Children
Literature
Poetry
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.281
Restrictions & Rights
© 1949, 1977 Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55564ff94-12bc-4cad-8e98-7370d7547750
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