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Published by:
Victor Hugo Green, American, 1892 - 1960  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D: 6 3/4 × 5 × 1/8 in. (17.1 × 12.7 × 0.3 cm)
Place printed:
Leonia, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
A white, small 8vo, staple-bound booklet titled “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book” by Victor H. Green, with 84 pages of text, illustrations, and photographs. The front cover is an original pictorial wrapper showing Union Station in Washington, D.C., printed in a green tint. On the cover, the title, printed in two lines with two different fonts, appears at the top: [The Negro Travelers’ / Green Book]. At the bottom left corner within a green lined textbox is [Carry Your / Green Book / With You / You May / Need it.]. To the bottom left is black text reading [PRESENTED WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF / JAMES A. JACKSON and WENDELL P. ALSTON / THE ESSO MEN / THE ESSO BUILDING / 15 WEST 51STST. NEW YORK 19 N. Y.]
The back cover is bordered at the top and bottom of the page. At the top is green text reading: [Prestige and Influence / Are the Green Book Assets / in which our Advertisers Share] followed by an illustration of a skyline with an airplane. The text continues, in black, reading: [COVERAGE / Meaning The Percentage Of The Countrys Homes and Business / Places In Which The GREEN BOOK Is Used, Is The Most / Valuable Ingredient We Offer / The Negro Travelers (green text) / GREEN BOOK (green text) / Covering The United States Like a Blanket (green text)]. This is followed by a short black line, where black text continues [This copy of The Green Book is prepared exclusively for the / Esso Standard Oil Co. Extra copies for your friends can be had / by sending for our Regular Edition at $1.25 per copy. Order / direct from publishers. / Victor H. Green & Co., (bold text) Publishers / LEONIA, N. J.].
The content of the book is organized by U.S. states, then countries, subscriptions, and advertisements. Photographs printed include Esso service stations and views of places listed to visit.
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Barbershops  Search this
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture