On View
1968 & Beyond Gallery
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
Published by
Johnson Publishing Company, American, founded 1942
Subject of
Ebony, American, founded 1945
Date
August 1973
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
Closed: 13 5/16 × 10 1/4 × 3/8 in. (33.8 × 26 × 1 cm)
Open: 13 5/16 × 19 3/4 × 1 in. (33.8 × 50.2 × 2.5 cm)
Description
An August 1973 issue of Ebony Magazine titled, The Black Middle Class. The front cover of the magazine is a fish-eye lens view of a photograph of a man walking down a street in a city. The man is dressed in a suite and carries a briefcase. The street is lined with high-rises and several other people walk along the sidewalk. Parked cars are also visible in the photograph. The top of the front cover of the magazine has a black background with white type. The type reads: [A Johnson Publication / EBONY / SPECIAL ISSUE]. The magazine name, Ebony, is set against a red background. Blue type over at the center reads: THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS]. The bottom left corner of the front cover has additional white type that reads: [AUGUST 1973 75¢]. The bottom center of the front cover has a white address label sticker with black type. The interior of the magazine consists of 180 pages. The back cover has a Winston cigarette advertisement. The top of the back cover has a black background with white type that reads: [HOW GOOD IT IS! / THAT'S WINSTON]. The main portion of the back cover is filled with an image for the advertisement of a man (left) holding a cigarette and a woman (right) with her arms around his shoulders. The bottom of the cover has a warning from the Surgeon General.
Place printed
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Type
magazines (periodicals)
Topic
Black Press
Business
Identity
Mass media
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2015.22
Restrictions & Rights
© Ebony Media Group LLC. Permission required for use.
GUID
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