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Issued by:
Black Star Line, Inc., American, 1919 - 1922  Search this
Printed by:
The Hunt Printing Company, American  Search this
Subject of:
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940  Search this
Universal Negro Improvement Association, American, founded 1914  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (28.6 x 21.6 cm)
Place printed:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1921
A double-sided broadside with photographic images of the SS. Frederick Douglass on one side and the SS. Phillis Wheatley on the other side. The side with an image of the SS. Phillis Wheatley is white with black type. It is bordered with black stars. The image of ship is at top center underneath the words “BLACK STAR LINE / Incorporated / 56 West 136th Street / New York city / Incorporated under the State Laws of Delaware – June 26, 1919 / Capital Stock $10,000,000 (Common) Shares at $5 each.” Underneath the image are the words “Colored Men! Would you like to be Ship Masters? Engineers? Wireless Operators?” Also underneath the image is a quote from H. A. Price and additional contact information. The other side of the broadside has an image of the SS. Frederick Douglass at top center underneath the same headline as the front. Printed below the image is “Invest Your Money in the Most Colossal / Most Prosperous Negro Industry of All Times…”
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Labor  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture