[Broadside]: We Offer For Sale to Colored People in Monk’s Additions Pine Bluff’s Largest and Best Colored Section Both Houses and Lots...

Pine Bluff, Arkansas: J.W. Monk Real Estate, [circa 1920].

Price: $4,500.00

Softcover. Double-sided broadside. Measuring 8½” x 11”. Old folds from mailing, modest wear, near fine. A solicitation to buy property “In Pine Bluff---The Greatest City in the South.” Pine Bluff today has the largest African-American population in Arkansas. The city was marked by racial violence with a number of notable lynchings taking place from 1880-1910; around that same time, the Colored Industrial Institute, one of the first Catholic-supported schools for African American children in Arkansas, opened in 1899 (closed 1912). Pine Bluff became a destination for African-Americans by World War II. The homes and lots being offered by Monk’s “join all the big mills in the Western part of the city” and boasts “eight churches, one large district school, one brick store, two paved streets through Addition…Only a few blocks from car line and the large Veneer Mill and Short Leaf Mill. This Addition has a population of some three thousand or more people. This is a strictly Colored Addition.” The verso includes an Application To Act as Buyer Agent. A single auction result appears for this broadside, from 2022, which tripled its high estimate. *OCLC* locates no copies. A rare 1920s real estate broadside aimed at appealing to potential African American buyers in the South.

Item #578793

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Item #578793 [Broadside]: We Offer For Sale to Colored People in Monk’s Additions Pine Bluff’s Largest and Best Colored Section Both Houses and Lots...