Two (2) Black Americana posters. 1st item: Chromolithograph poster for "Joseph G. Herbert's Greatest Minstrels" No. 2765, lithographed and printed by Ackermann Quigley Lithograph Company, Kansas City, circa 1890. Depicts a large image of Herbert flanked by two African American minstrel performers on a stage with a green curtain, background. Housed under glass in a black painted frame. Sight – 40 1/2" H x 27 1/4" W. Framed – 43 1/2" H x 30 1/4" W. 2nd item: Chromolithograph theatrical poster for "Uncle Tom's Cabin" No. 2220 with additional caption reading "Let Eliza Go, It's Her Right", lithographed and printed by Ackermann Quigley Lithograph Company, Kansas City, circa 1890. The poster depicts Eliza telling Uncle Tom that he has been sold and that she plans to run away to save her son from being sold, with vignettes of Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe, top left and right. Housed under glass in a black painted wooden frame. Sight – 27 3/4" H x 20 5/8" W. Framed – 30 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Both items late 19th century. Provenance: Living estate and collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with foxing spots, fold lines, to be expected from age. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with foxing spots to be expected from age. Lines extending across width of lower quadrant of poster appear to be imperfections to the plate created during the making process. Not examined outside of frame.
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