Nashville, Tennessee: Hatch Show Print, [circa 1937].
Unbound. Poster. Measuring 12" x 22". Abrasions on the edges, tape remnants, small stain and some toning, very good. An original poster advertising a baseball game between the Zulu Cannibal Giants and a "all-star local team." The poster is in bright yellow and black with images of African-Americans dressed as African tribesmen playing baseball. The Zulu Cannibal Giants were a barnstorming baseball team out of Louisville, Kentucky active between 1934 and 1937 who used traditional African dress and face paint as part of their uniform. This meant they often wore grass skirts, no shoes, and used bats made to look like "war clubs." Additionally they all had "native" names they used when playing. Most of their play was intended as comedy.