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Ephemera and Memorabilia

African American Ephemera and Black Memorabilia: Two Distinct Genres

What are Ephemera?

Ephemera are transitory written and printed matter, not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. Some examples of  collectible ephemera are advertising trade cards, airsickness bags, baseball cards, bookmarks, cigarette cards, greeting cards, letters, postcards, posters, stock certificates, tickets, and magazines. Decks of personality identification playing cards from the war in Iraq are a recent example. (http://www.answers.com/topic/ephemera

What are African-American Ephemera?

More specifically, African-American ephemera consist of items about actual experiences, activities, and cultural products.  Black historical ephemera represents an insiders’ viewpoint of African Americans and their world (SOURCE:  http://www.ephemerasociety.org/news/news-aa.html)

What is Black Memorabilia?
Memorabilia are objects valued for their connection with historical events, culture, or entertainment: (SOURCE: http://www.answers.com/memorabiliaBlack memorabilia, on the other hand, predominately represents the outside viewpoints of others, usually not admirers. Black memorabilia reflects what others perceived or portrayed about African-Americans Also, Black memorabilia is derogatory or stereotypical in its characterizations of African-Americans; it was created to inspire laughter at their expense.

Summary
The same kind of item can be either historical ephemera or Black memorabilia. For example, sheet music pertaining to Black participation in World War I is considered historical, but other sheet music with songs written about Blacks is frequently derogatory and should be regarded as Black memorabilia. (SOURCE:  http://www.ephemerasociety.org/news/news-aa.html) 

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MANDY LANE sheet music COVER
SOLD

DONT BE A BABY BABY SHEET MUSIC-MILLS BROS COVER 1946


1903 JUDGE CO. CARTOON
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1931 RIVER STAY \'WAY FROM MY DOOR SHEE MUSIC W/CAROL LEE COVER


Playbill: The River Niger June 1973-Atkinson Theatre NYC

CURTEICH ART COLORTONE CODE 6A-HA452.-


PROGRAM-ART EXHIBIT ENTITLED

Lucky Brown / White Rose Fragrance Cold Cream Label-UNCIRCULATED
SOLD


MADAME JONES LEMON VANISHING CREAM LABEL--UNCIRCULATED

PLAYBILL FOR THE JANUARY 1978 BROADWAY PRODUCTION -THE WIZ STEPHANIE MILLS
SOLD


Lucky Jickey Perfume LABEL-UNCIRCULATED 30S-40S

1905 POST CARD ATLANTIC CITY CAKE WALKERS
SOLD


ARIOSA COFFEE TRADE CARD-

VINTAGE POSTCARD POSTMARKED 1909


3 PIECE EPHEMERA LOT FOUND IN BLACK AMERICANA ALBUM

LITTLE BROWN KOKO STORIES-COLLECTION OF 30 1936-50


EARLY 20TH CENTURY LUCKY BROWN BLEACHING CREAM LABEL--UNUSED

1909 Vintage Black Americana Photo Postcard
SOLD


6 -P0STCARDS FROM SAO PAULO BRAZIL; AFRO BRAZILIANS C.1962

Is It True What They Say About Dixie SHEET MUSIC 1936


EARLY 20TH CENTURY SWEET GEORGIA BROWN LIQUID CLEANSING CREAM LABEL-UNUSED
SOLD

Famous Products, Thrill Me Again perfume Lable--Uncirculated, c 1930s.UNCIRCULATED
SOLD


VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC

SHEET MUSIC-- Three Little Words Featured in Check and Double Check with Amos 'n' Andy


SHEET MUSIC Song is (Some One Waits, And That Is Why) I LOVE THE NAME OF DIXIE by E. Clinton Keithley. 1915

EARLY 20TH CENTURY SWEET GEORGIA BROWN SKIN SECRET CREAM LABEL--UNUSED
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19X5 PANORAMIC PHOTO LAURINBURG INSTITUTE LAURINBUG NC
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SHEET MUSIC: When that Mobile Boy Sings the


Cream of Wheat Recipe Cookbook -Chef Rastus on Cover c.1924

1940S MURRAY'S HAIR POMADE AD1
On Sale


1940S MURRAY'S HAIR POMADE AD2
On Sale

1954 CURTEICH ART-COLORTONE POSTCARD-


EARLY 20TH CENTURY SWEET GEORGIA BROWN SKIN PERFUME LABEL--UNUSED
SOLD

LOT AFRI CAN AMERICAN SCHOOL PHOTOS&EPHEMERA 60S; IDS; NY


13 VINTAGE -11X3.5 BAHAMAS POSTCARDS FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS OF BEVERY WASILE

BLACK AMERICANA POSTCARD TICHNOR- COME ON DOWN I'SE WAITING FOR YOU IN FLORIDA


BLACK AMERICANA POSTCARD TICHNOR- OLD LANDMARK OF ST AUGUSTINE FLA

EARLY 20TH CENTURY SWEET GEORGIA BROWN BODY POWDER LABEL-UNUSED
SOLD


PAIR 1914 ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER ADS -GOLD DUST TWINS

VINTAGE ART COMICS POSTCARD NO 2067 -BLACK CANNIBALS AND CAPTIVE


VINTAGE ART COMICS POSTCARD NO 2067 -BLACK CANNIBALS AND CAPTIVE2

VINTAGE ASHEVILLE POSTCARD D-540 COTTON PICKERS AT WORK-DIXIELAND


VINTAGEPOSTCARD

VINTAGE OCALA SPRINGS FLA POSTCARD--AFRICAN AMERICAN MANIN IN BOAT-DUSK 1909


UNCIRCULATED RABBIT FOOT POWDER INCENSE LABEL EARLY 1900S-VALMOR CHICAGO

GOLD DUST TWINS NEWSPAPER AD C.1914_1


VINTAGE POSTCARD-OLD SLAVE MARKET-ST AUGUSTINE FLA--1 KOPP MILWAUKEE

VINTAGE POSTCARD GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TOMB--6852


4 VINTAGE POSTCARDS- SOUTHERN SCENES FEATURING AFRICAN AMERICANS

PICTURE POSTCARD--AFRICAN AMERICAN BABY--
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GOLD DUST TWINS NEWSPAPER AD C.1914_5
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GOLD DUST TWINS NEWSPAPER AD STOVE CLEANING C.1914_2
SOLD


GOLD DUST TWINS NEWSPAPER AD -IRON POT SCRUBBING C.1914_3

GOLD DUST TWINS NEWSPAPER AD -POTS AND PANS C.1914_4


VINTAGE PHOTO CHRISTMAS CARD --AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY--ID'D 'ONEY'

Printing Plate ©1948 Adrian Gordon Chicago Black Americana
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PILLSBURY'S BEST TRADE CARD

MINNIE THE MOOCHER SHEET MUSIC 1931
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A Little Coon's Prayer
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VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC -


1943-1950 WWII AFRICAN AMERICAN EFFECTS --Segregated Unit-SOLDIER ID'D Alonza E. Brown
On Sale

FAST BLACK SPOOL COTTON -J&P COATS TRADE CARD


AYER'S PILLS BALCK AMERICANA TRADE CARD-1883

"NIGGER HAIR" 1/2 COUPON C.1914.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN VALENTINE CARD C~1940S-1
SOLD

Vintage Sheet Music Cantor, Eddie


61st Annual Commencement Program-- Howard University 1936. WEB DuBois -Keynote Speaker

VINTAGE SIGNED LEDA PLAUCHE POSTCARD- POULTRY DEALER-NEW ORLEANS C. 1930S-50S
On Sale


AFRICAN AMERICAN VALENTINE CARD C~1940S-2
SOLD

DONT BE A BABY BABY SHEET MUSIC-w/ MILLS BROS COVER 1946


BLUE BOOGIE by John W. Schaum Vintage Sheet Music Blackface Black Americana Memorabilia

CHOO CHOO BOOGIE by John W. Schaum Vintage Sheet Music Blackface Black Americana Memorabilia


1940s ROYAL CROWN COLA AD FEATURING ORAN
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VINTAGE SNOWDRIFT SHORTENING RECIPE PAMPHLET --AFRICAN AMERICAN
On Sale


9.74X7.25

BLACK MEMORABILIA --CAFÉ ROVERSI IN BOLOGNA MINIATURE SOUVENIR SACK


1905 BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD -STORKS COMPARING NOTES--1 BLACK BABY -1WHITE BABY
On Sale

Unused 1900s BLACK MEMORABILIA Post Card~BARBER~RAZOR


1920s BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD~~PICKANINNY

1920s BLACK STEREOTYPE POSTCARD~


HELEN HUMES, Monterey Jazz 1980 Singer, PHOTO POSTCARD

BLACK MEMORABILIA -2 CIGAR BANDS--=


1930s SPANISH PEANUTS INK BLOTTER~BLACK AMERICIANA~MULE

c1910~CLOWN & AFRICAN AMERICAN MIDGET~VAUDEVILLE THEATRE~POSTCARD


Early 1900's Black Americana Quilted Postcard--Tichnor 72119

HOTS SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK AKANSAS-BUCKSTAFF BATHS--


HOTS SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK AKANSAS BUCKSTAFF BATHS2----

--HOTS SPRINGS AKANSAS BATH HOUSE ROW--POSTCARD-AFRICAN AMERICAN TOT IN FOREGROUND--SEE SCANS.


BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD

HOTS ARKANSAS- BATHS--MY HOT SPRINGS MAID
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Unused 1900s BLACK MEMORABILIA Post Card~
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BLACK MEMORABILIA BIRTHDAY GREETING CARD GES NO. 397


Early 1900's Black Americana Postcard--

Nugget Café--Foreign (captions in FreNch) advertising postcard --1936 EXPOSITION


Dessie in Africa-BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-1930S ITALY

TADELLO POST CARD --CIGAR BOXTOP DESIGN--ENGLAND
On Sale


Kolatines Gelatin BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-FRENCH

Mission Des Peres Des Sacres BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-FRENCH CONGO--


Becchi Frigoeriferi BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-ITALY
On Sale

VINTAGE BLACK MEMORABILIA CARTOON POST CARD--BLACK JOCKEY ON HORSE


OLD

1913 BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD


VINTAGE BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-TOT WITH MULE

POSTMEN OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1 BARBADOS C.1905
On Sale


POSTMEN OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE2 TRINIDAD C.1905
On Sale

1909 BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARDS~MONKEY~CHILD


BLACK MEMORABILIA -PALMA, SPAIN ADVERTISEMENT PAPER

POSTMEN OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 3 NATAL AFRICA C.1905
On Sale


POSTMEN OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 4 MOMBASA TO UGANDA C.1905
On Sale

EARLY 1900S POST CARD--AFRICAN AMERICAN CAKE WALKER-A11 MARKING


BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD--FISH BOWL VIGNETTE

BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD--COUPLE ON MOTORCYLE-CARTOON


BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD--

BLACK MEMORABILIA -GERMAN HOTEL LUGGAGE LABEL FOR HOTEL DREI MOHREN
On Sale


BLACK MEMORABILIA -1953 CANDY ADVERTISEMENT --GERMAN

BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD DATED 1916--'WE ARE COMFORTABLY BILLETED HERE--ENGLISH AND FRENCH


--EARLY 1900S BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD DATED 1916-- CARD PLAYING TYKES J SALMON ENGLAND

EARLY 1900S BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD --EARLY 1900S CARD
SOLD


BLACK MEMORABILIA POST ARD--BOY DIPPING CAT IN PAINT--GERMANY

VINTAGE BLACK AMERICANA CARD (BOY WASHING) ON EKC RPPC PAPER.


1930s BLACK MEMORABILIA PC~EUROPEAN--

1900s BLACK MEMORABILIA DIE-CUT
On Sale


Black Americana Postcard-- Merry N*&^%^

Black Americana Real Photo Postcard Man In Top Hat
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BLACK AMERICANA-VINTAGE VALENTINE'S DAY CARD

4 1890S TRADECARDS-AFRICAN AMERICAN MINSTREL PLAYERS


3 1890S TRADECARDS-AFRICAN AMERICAN MINSTREL PLAYERS

1911 BLACK MEMORABILA POSTCARD TOY


VINTAGE BLACK MEMORABILIA NEW YEARS CARD POSTMARKED 1908

BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-POSTMARKED 1908 -WATERMELON THEME


VINTAGE
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AZO RPPC--LIME KILN CLUB--C~1904


1933 LETTER INFORMING WIFE OF HUSBAND'S INFIDELITY + EPHEMERA--ID'D

FUND RAISING CONCERT PROGRAM PINEY WOODS SCHOOL, MS


3.25X1.5 DIE CUT--CIGARETTE MAN WITH SIGN

TRADE CARD--DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO


TRADE CARD--2.75X4

ORIGINAL HAMBONE'S MEDITATIONS COMIC STRIP '68-2


VINTAGE BLACK AMERICANA METAL SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

VINTAGE PHOTO POSTCARD FEATURING JACKIE
SOLD


Dated 1882 Black Americana Trade Card Portrait Photo

3.5X2.5 VERNACULAR/OCCUPATIONAL PHOTO AFRICAN AMERICAN SHIP2


1942 GI LETTER TO GRANDPARENTS DATED OCTOBER '42 FORT DIX, NJ-USO STATIONERY

6 VINTAGE MONKEY DIE CUTS--NEGATIVE DEPICTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS


US COVER FDC FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOKER WASHINGTON TUSKEGEE INST, AL 1940

3.5x4 LITHOGRAPH -AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN IN CHAPEL


ORIGINAL HAMBONE'S MEDITATIONS COMIC STRIP '68-3

HAMPTON U STUDENT IDS AND LIBRARY CARD --1940S-- MARION B. MCALL


3.5x4 LITHOGRAPH -

3.5x4 LITHOGRAPH -LITTLE ESSIE HOLDING DONKEY


W WAR II BIRTHDAY V-MAIL-AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER TO HIS MOM; ID'D DEURRING

W WAR II EASTER V-MAIL-AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER TO PARENTS; ID'D DEURRING


4x4.5' PHOTO CARL B. STOKES & WIFE AUTOGRAPHED
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TRUBBLE IN DE CHURCH
SOLD


VINTAGE BLACK AMERICANA POSTCARD--TEICH-40S-SURPRISED TO HEAR FROM ME?
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VINTAGE BLACK AMERICANA POST CARD-BOY WITH WATERMELON POSTMARKED 1910


VINTAGE BLACK AMERICANA POST CARD. HOWDY KID SERIES.

VINTAGE POSTCARD--AFRICAN AMERICAN CANNIBAL CARTOON BACKUS 1905


VINTAGE POSTCARD POSTMARKED 1907
SOLD

1930s CAST IRON SIGN-
SOLD


Black Americana Chromolith print, Mason's Challenge Boot blacking 19th Century
On Sale

TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADE CARDS LEWIS BROS AND KENNEDY NY


VICTORIAN TRADE CARD FOR CREME OATMEAL TOILET SOAP-AFRICAN AMERICAN STEREOTYPES
On Sale

AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADE CARD JULIUS STRAUS NY BAZAAR--OWEGO NY


VICTORIAN TRADE CARD--AFRICAN AMERICAN

8X10 PUBLICITY SHOT AMAZING JR SOUL STIRRERS ENID OK


2 VINTAGE BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARDS
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VINTAGE AFRICAN AMERICAN POSTCARD
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BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-TWO OF A KIND CURTEICH COLORTONE
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BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD - A LOADED PAIR OF DICE-CURTEICH COLORTONE


KROMEKOLOR COMIC CARD--AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY-BREASTS CAUGHT IN WASHER WRINGER

VINTAGEEKT POSTCARD


1870S RACIST ALBUM SCRAP-BEAUTY ON THE STREET

1937 Negro Spirituals SHEET MUSIC BOOK
SOLD


RARE 1954 SPRINGS COTTON MILLS AD

USE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN STEREOTYPE IRON BANK


4 VINTAGE BLACK AMERICANA POSTCARDs FRAMED -7X18
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EARLY 1900S ADVERTISMENT FOR -EXCELENTO QUININE HAIR POMADE -AFRICAN AMERICAN TARGET AUDNIECE


EARLY 1900S ADVERTISMENT FOR NELSON'S HAIRDRESSING-AFRICAN AMERICAN TARGET AUDIENCE

EARLY 1900S ADVERTISMENT FOR NELSON'S HAIRDRESSING-AFRICAN AMERICAN TARGET AUDIENCE
SOLD


EARLY 1900S ADVERTISMENT FOR NELSON'S HAIRDRESSING2-AFRICAN AMERICAN TARGET AUDIENCE

EARLY 1900S ADVERTISEMENT FOR QUEEN HAIR DRESSING-AFRICAN AMERICAN TARGET AUIENCE


EARLY 1900S ADVERTISEMENT FOR

NEGRO SPRITUAL-


AFRICAN AMERICAN EPHEMERAL PIECW
SOLD

2 VINTAGE COON CHICKEN INN POSTCARDS--PORTLAND OREGON AND SEATTLE WASHINGTON


BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD
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VINTAGE CURTEICH COLORTONE DELUXE BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD
SOLD


CURTEICH COLORTONE BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD

BLACK AMERICANA POSTACRD TICHNOR- AMONG THE ORANGE GROVES IN FL


VINTAGE POSTCARD -PANAMA CANAL -CONSTUCTION CULEBRA CUT -GERMANY

BLACK MEMORABILIA POSTCARD-


ADVERTISING CABINET CARD--MME. E. L. BRUCE-
SOLD

ORIGINAL HAMBONE'S MEDITATIONS COMIC STRIP '68-1


7 VINTAGE PHOTO CHRISTMAS CARDS --AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES-PERSONALIZED

MINNEAPOLIS DRUM BUGLE CORPS LODGE 106 BLACK MEMORABILIA PHOTO


1917 Vintage Black Americana Advertising Postcard-DONT GAMBLE 2 CENT STAMP ON REAR

VINTAGE POSTCARD WITH PHOTO- SARAH ALLEN--MOTHER BETHEL AME CHURCH


140 + PAGE COLLECTION -- ORIGINAL TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE PHOTOS AND EPHEMERA-MANET HELEN FOWLER ESTATE--SERIOUS OFFERS CONSIDERED
SOLD

AD POST CARD -AFRICAN AMERICAN GROCERY STORE OWNERS 1953
SOLD


AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH AND FUNERAL HOME EPHEMERA

AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNAL/SCRAPBOOK 1931 ID'D ICILMAH THOMPSON-MA
SOLD


JENKINS ALEXANDER AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY BIBLE W/ 50+ PHOTOS 1948 -VIRGINIA

MARIAN ANDERSON CONCERT PROGRAM & REVIEWS 1956 CHICAGO
SOLD

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