Four (4) Black Americana related items. 1st item: Framed Carte de Visite or CDV of an African American nursemaid or nanny and her charge, Ellen Louise Allgood. Female baby named en verso along with the age of 10 1/2 months. Additionally dated en verso "Wed. June 18, 1879". Housed in a tramp art style frame with painted gilt liner. 3 3/4" H x 2 1/4" W. Overall – 8 1/2" H x 7" W. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) Black Americana advertising calendars, one dated 1896 for Ward's Market in Cambridgeport with a photo of a young African American boy (11" H x 11" W) and another dated 1907 for Sears & Dawe real estate company in Boseman, Montana with a photo of a young African American girl holding an umbrella looking nervously at a bee (13 3/4" H x 10 1/2" W). 4th item: Advertising card for Pettit, Christian & Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, titled "A Study in Black and White" depicting a young African American girl atop a barrel of their milling product. 8" H x 11" W. Late 19th century. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Some toning to CDV, overall good condition. 2nd & 3rd items: Repair to crease of larger calendar, water stains, overall toning and some chipping. Toning and some spotting to smaller calendar. Full calendars intact on both. 4th item: Overall light spotting, some chipping to the edges, tear left margin.
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