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Created by:
Harlem Better Business League, American, ca. 1940  Search this
Medium:
lithographic ink on paper
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1940
Description:
Round red, blue and off-white poster enclosing a smaller circular vignette of an African American family with the caption "A Clerk in Negro Business at Home. The Result of Group of Economy". This unusual poster was possibly meant to be hung at one's place of business. The design of the poster is intriguing-- incorporating two circles, the smaller of which is within a square, bearing the motto "Trade on the Square" and "Buy within the Circle".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.46.23
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.23