Inscribed Photograph

[Circa 1935?].

Price: $1,200.00

Unbound. Glossy black and white gelatin silver press photograph. Approximately 8" x 10". Paper remnant on verso from a now perished caption slip, crease in bottom right corner, modest wear, mostly on the margins of the image. Inscribed in the lower margin: "To Onah L. Spencer a born race man. Paul Robeson." Spencer was an African-American journalist who wrote extensively on music and particularly on the history of the blues and African-American jazz. He also wrote on the subject for the WPA. As is probably self-evident, a "race man" is a phrase designating one who stands up for the identity and betterment of his race.

Item #412788

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Inscribed Photograph. Paul ROBESON.