Edited by
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963
Subject of
The Crisis, American, founded 1910
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Persons, Ell, American, died 1917
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Illustrated by
Farrow, William McKnight, American, 1885 - 1967
Written by
Talbert, Mary Burnett, American, 1866 - 1923
Watkins, Lucian B., American, 1878 - 1920
Johnson, Georgia Douglas, American, 1880 - 1966
August 1917
ink on paper with metal
H x W: 10 × 6 3/4 in. (25.4 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Open): 10 × 13 1/2 in. (25.4 × 34.3 cm)
August 1917 issue of The Crisis Magazine.
The front cover features a color, full page, art nouveau style design with an illustration of a young man and a young woman in front of a landscape with a lake or river inset into a circle and flanked by vines with leaves and grapes. At top is [THE CRISIS] and set into the design below the illustration is [VACATION / NUMBER / AUGUST, 1917: 10 CENTS A COPY]. [W.M. FARROW] is set into the bottom center of the design.
The interior contents consist of [PICTURES] listed as [COVER. / SCENES FROM IDLEWILD / SHADOWS OF LIGHT / MEN OF THE MONTH], [ARTICLES] listed as [CONCERNING THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS MEMORIAL. By Mary B. Talbert / IDLEWILD / THE BEST SUMMER I EVER SPENT. By H.H. Thweatt / THREE POEMS By Lucian B. Watkins / LAUGHING IN AND OUT. A Poem. By Edward Ide / "GRAY EYES." A Story. By "Jack Howard." Part II / TEARS AND KISSES. A Poem. By G. Douglas Johnson] and [DEPARTMENTS] listed as [EDITORIAL / THE LOOKING GLASS / NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE / MEN OF THE MONTH / THE HORIZON]. The Editorial section includes articles titled "The World Last Month," "Roosevelt," "The Present," and "Team Work," among others. The "Through the Looking Glass" department has several pages devoted to an article titled [THE RIOT IN EAST ST. LOUIS]. The photographs in the "Shadows of Light" section include several images of South African laborers in France, sports teams, and military photographs from the war. The NAACP consists of an article titled [THE LYNCHING AT MEMPHIS] about the lynching of Ell Persons. The feature article is about Idlewild, a vacation resort in Michigan. There are advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout.
There are approximately 50 pages.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
France, Europe
South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa
East Saint Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Idlewild, Lake County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Anacostia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Anti-Lynching Movement
Women's Club Movement
magazines (periodicals)
Associations and institutions
Black Press
British colonialism
Civil rights
Mass media
Race relations
Race riots
Social life and customs
Social reform
U.S. History, 1865-1921
Women's organizations
World War I
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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