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Postcard depicting a caricatured boy eating a slice of watermelon

Illustrated by:
Richard Felton Outcault, American, 1863 - 1928  Search this
Printed by:
J. Ottmann Lithographing Company, American, 1874 - 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Olive H. Holden, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.9 x 14 cm)
Type:
postcards
Date:
1909
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.404
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.404

Badge from Madam C.J. Walker convention

Manufactured by:
Bastian Brothers Company, American, founded 1895  Search this
Photograph by:
Addison N. Scurlock, American, 1883 - 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Alice Gause  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy), gold, lithographic ink on paper, metal, plastic and nitrocellulose
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 5/16 in. (11 x 6.1 x 0.8 cm)
Type:
portraits
badges
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Patricia Heaston
Object number:
2008.15.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.15.2
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National Negro Business League pin

Created by:
G. Addison Turner, American  Search this
Subject of:
Booker T. Washington, American, 1856 - 1915  Search this
National Negro Business League, American, 1901 - 1966  Search this
Medium:
celluloid, ribbon and metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 3/4 x 2 x 1/8 in. (9.5 x 5.1 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
badges
Date:
ca. 1908
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.5.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.5.2
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Poster featuring James Brown in a black suit and bowtie

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 1/16 × 18 1/2 in. (51 × 47 cm)
Type:
portraits
posters
Date:
ca. 1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communication  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.16
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.16

Menu from Stubbs BBQ advertising a James Brown concert

Created by:
Stubb's BBQ, American, founded 1968  Search this
Subject of:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 17 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. (43.8 x 31.4 cm)
Type:
portraits
menus
Place used:
Austin, Travis County, Texas, United States, North and central America
Date:
2006
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communication  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.18
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.18

Poster for the album Living in America by James Brown

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
canvas
Dimensions:
H x W: 23 7/8 x 35 7/8 in. (60.6 x 91.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
posters
Date:
1985-1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.6

The Godfather of Soul "Brother James to All"

Created by:
Jesus Muhammad Ali, American, born 1949  Search this
Printed by:
J M A Master Prints Incorporated, American  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 27 15/16 x 22 in. (71 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
portraits
posters
Date:
1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.8
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jesus Muhammad-Ali. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.8

Postcard of Harriet Tubman, Nelson Davis, and daughter Gertie

Published by:
Pomegranate Communications, Inc., American  Search this
Photograph by:
William Haight Cheney  Search this
Subject of:
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Nelson Davis, American, died 1888  Search this
Gertie Davis  Search this
Written by:
Sedalia Gaines  Search this
Received by:
Mariline Northrup Wilkins  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 x 4 1/4 in. (15.2 x 10.8 cm)
Type:
portraits
postcards
Place depicted:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1887; printed 1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number:
2009.50.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.50.13
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Program from the Third Annual Pilgrimage to the Harriet Tubman Home

Created by:
National Harriet Tubman Shrine Committee  Search this
Subject of:
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 7/8 in. (22.9 x 14.9 cm)
Type:
portraits
programs
Place depicted:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1955
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Housing  Search this
Social reform  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number:
2009.50.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.50.4
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Program for the Second Pilgrimage to the Harriet Tubman Home

Created by:
National Harriet Tubman Shrine Committee  Search this
Subject of:
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 11 in. (21.3 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
programs
Place depicted:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Housing  Search this
Social reform  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number:
2009.50.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.50.5
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Pinback button for the Harriet Tubman Home

Issued by:
National Harriet Tubman Shrine Committee  Search this
Subject of:
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
metal , cloth
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 x 1 1/4 in. (7.6 x 3.2 cm)
Type:
portraits
buttons (information artifacts)
Place used:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Housing  Search this
Social reform  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number:
2009.50.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.50.6

Banner with motto of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1910  Search this
Subject of:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1896  Search this
Medium:
silk (fiber), wood, paint
Dimensions:
2010.2.1a: 37 1/4 × 31 1/2 × 1 3/8 in. (94.6 × 80 × 3.5 cm)
2010.2.1b: 13/16 × 31 1/2 × 13/16 in. (2.1 × 80 × 2.1 cm)
Type:
banners
Place collected:
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1924
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Communication  Search this
Communities  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
United States--History--1865-1921  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.2.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.2.1abc

Banner used by the Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1896  Search this
Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1910  Search this
Medium:
silk (fiber), wood, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2010.2.2a-d): 38 × 41 × 1 3/8 in. (96.5 × 104.1 × 3.5 cm)
H x W (2010.2.2a): 36 × 29 in. (91.4 × 73.7 cm)
H x W x D (2010.2.bc): 1 9/16 × 36 3/4 × 1 9/16 in. (4 × 93.3 × 4 cm)
H x W x D (2010.2.2d): 1 9/16 × 1 9/16 × 5 1/2 in. (4 × 4 × 14 cm)
Type:
banners
Place collected:
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1924
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Communication  Search this
Communities  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
United States--History--1865-1921  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.2.2a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.2.2a-d

Train car sign from the Pullman Company used by Thomas McCord

Created by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981  Search this
Subject of:
Thomas McCord, American, 1886 - 1967  Search this
Medium:
cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 x 5 in. (7.6 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
information signs
Date:
ca. 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Pullman Porters  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kenneth Victor Young in memory of Thomas McCord, Louisville, Kentucky
Object number:
2010.31.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.31.8

Transit pass for St. Louis Public Service Company

Created by:
St. Louis Public Service Company, American, 1927 - 1966  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (5.4 x 9.2 cm)
Type:
passes (tickets)
Place depicted:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.34.17
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Transit pass for St. Louis Public Service Company featuring Street Y Circus

Created by:
St. Louis Public Service Company, American, 1927 - 1966  Search this
Subject of:
Count Basie, American, 1904 - 1984  Search this
Pine Street YMCA, American, 1919 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/8 x 3 11/16 in. (5.4 x 9.4 cm)
Type:
passes (tickets)
Place depicted:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.18
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.34.18
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Transit pass for St. Louis Public Service Company depicting Duke Ellington

Created by:
St. Louis Public Service Company, American, 1927 - 1966  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Pine Street YMCA, American, 1919 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (5.4 x 9.2 cm)
Type:
passes (tickets)
Place depicted:
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1941
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.19
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.34.19
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American Dance Festival 1988, The Black Tradition in American Modern Dance

Title:
Poster for the American Dance Festival, 1988
Published by:
American Dance Festival, American, founded 1948  Search this
Medium:
ink on printing paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 15/16 x 7 1/4 x 1/8 in. (30.3 x 18.4 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
brochures
Date:
1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
Modern dance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.34.2
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Transit pass for St. Louis Public Service Company depicting Cab Calloway

Created by:
St. Louis Public Service Company, American, 1927 - 1966  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Pine Street YMCA, American, 1919 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (5.4 x 9.2 cm)
Type:
passes (tickets)
Place depicted:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.20
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_2010.34.20
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Picture postcard of a North Carolina Convict Camp

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper and card stock with adhesive
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/4 x 5 3/8 in. (8.3 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
portraits
photographic postcards
Place depicted:
Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1910
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Photography  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.36.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.36.2
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