Plays and Pageants from the Life of the Negro

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Edited by
Richardson, Willis, American, 1889 - 1977
Illustrated by
Wells, James Lesesne, American, 1902 - 1993
Published by
The Associated Publishers, Inc., American, 1921 - 2005
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 1/16 × 6 7/16 × 1 1/2 in. (23 × 16.4 × 3.8 cm)
Type
hardcover books
Date
1930
Description
A hardcover book titled Plays and Pageants from the Life of the Negro by Willis Richardson. The front cover is brown with black text and images and boxes. The top box contains the title and author of the book. An image in the bottom box depicts the heads of two figures with short hair silhouetted in profile and looking to the left. Wavy and straight lines are underneath the heads. The binding has the title with similar straight and wavy lines separating from a silhouetted depiction of a cloaked figure holding a staff and “THE / ASSOCIATED / PUBLISHERS” near the bottom. The back cover is brown and blank. The front free endpaper is stamped with “Alice B. Durham” in purple ink at top right. The book is three hundred seventy-three (373) pages and is illustrated throughout with stylized woodcuts.
Topic
African American
Drama (Theatre)
Literature
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.53.6
Restrictions & Rights
© 1930, Associated Publishers Inc. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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