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The Negro Motorist Green-Book

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Published by
Green, Victor Hugo, American, 1892 - 1960
Subject of
Jackson, James A., American, 1878 - 1960
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 × 5 × 1/8 in. (17.8 × 12.7 × 0.3 cm)
Type
pamphlets
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941
Description
The Negro Motorist Green-Book, 48 pages. This book provided travelers with information on businesses that serviced African American travelers. The front cover features a black border along the outer edge. The border encompasses nearly all of the cover-page text. The title appears at the top center of the page just above an illustration of a scroll reading [Hotels / Taverns / Night clubs / Restaurants / Service Stations / Tourist- Homes / Road Houses / Barber Shops / Beauty Parlors." Text at the bottom center of the cover reads "THIS COPY PRESENTED WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF / JAMES A. JACKSON / "THE ESSO MAN" / 26 BROADWAY NEW YORK, N.Y.] The front cover is torn along the spine and in the bottom right corner. The front and back covers of the book are evenly faded and the content pages of the book are intact. The content of the book is organized by state and consists entirely of text with the exception of three photographs of a service station and tourist-homes.
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Topic
African American
Amusements
Foodways
Recreation
Segregation
Transportation
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.42
Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture