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Written by:
Rev. Emory Ross, American, 1887 - 1973  Search this
Myrta Pearson Ross, American, 1892 - 1985  Search this
Published by:
Friendship Press, American, founded 1935  Search this
Illustrated by:
Eugene Harper Johnson, American, 1916 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product) and thread
H x W x D: 6 × 7 15/16 × 1/2 in. (15.3 × 20.2 × 1.3 cm)
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A softcover copy of Africa Disturbed by Emory and Myrta Ross. The softcover book has an adhesive binding with six sections stitched together. The front cover is dominated by an illustration of a man's face. His head is partially turned towards the left edge of the book, and he is looking at the viewer. To the right of the man’s head is an illustration of a city with gridded streets and tall buildings. On the left side is a rural village with grass huts and wooden rafts floating near the bank of a river. The title of the book, [AFRICA / DISTURBED], and the author’s names, [Emory and Myrta Ross], are printed in white text of varying fonts and sizes at the top center. The spine of the book is blue with black text with the title of the book and the author’s last name. The publisher’s initials, [FP], for Friendship Press, is printed at the bottom of the spine above its illustrated logo of an open book. The back cover of the book is blue and features two large black-and-white photographs of the authors as well as a short authors’ biography printed in white text to the left of the stacked images. The publisher’s information, FRIENDSHIP PRESS ? NEW YORK ], and the price, [paper $1.95], is printed in white and black ink below. The interior pages are white with black text. The contents also include sepia toned illustrations and black-and-white photographs. The book has 183 pages followed by an acknowledgment page.
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Friendship Press, Inc
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture