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000bh:
"Admission to U.S. Supreme Court of the First Colored Lawyer." Lawyer Samuel Lowery of Nashville. Wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
10-1/2 x 8 in. $90



001bh:
Broadside "Teaching Uncle Tom to Write." This is an advertisement for the English edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Text under hand colored wood engraving reads, "The Very Best Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin in Lloyd's, price only sixpence, containing every word of the Original Edition by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Illustrations."
22 x 17 in. $90



002bh:
A Mother of Egypt by John S. Davis. This 1875 wood engraving was featured as the cover of The Aldine, The Art Journal of America.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $60



010bh:
 "The First Vote," drawn by A. R. Waud. 
1861image showing the first African American man to vote. Hand colored engraved image from Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 $225
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011bh: 
1878 Blackville print. Hand colored antique engraving from the humorous Blackville series, Harper's. This popular series of prints was sought by collectors. 16x11 in. Color: $60
Black & White: $50



014bh: 
1875 Southern Race contrasts. Two hand colored antique Southern prints on one large page. Shows an interesting contrast: A Gentleman of Color (well-dressed and classy) vs. a poor white (poorly dressed 
and listless) man. 
15-1/2 x 22 in. $80



015bh:
1870 Print: Voting, Flower Selling. Authentic hand watercolored engraving from the June 4, 1870 issue of Harper's Weekly. The print contains two images, both pertaining to black history: 1) "Flower-Sellers in the Market at Washington, DC (shows African-American women selling flowers); and 2) First Municipal Election in Richmond Since the End of the War--Registration of Colored Voters." This print is in excellent condition.
11" x 16" $50



017bh: 
1873 Slave Ship Destruction. Hand colored antique print showing the destruction of a slave ship on the African coast. Harper's. 6-1/2 x 11 in. $30

 

020bh:
1877 Black Family Pulls Up Stakes. Wife explains "Got to go dis time. De Landlode 'fuses to put in de Gas-Works." Hand colored antique engraving from Harper's. 16x11 in. Color: $50; 
Black & White: $40



026bh:
1865 Dutch Gap Canal Construction. Black Civil War soldiers pictured digging the famous canal, which would bypass the strong Confederate positions. Hand colored original front page of Harper's. 
11x16 in. $50



029bh: 
1889 EAST AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE VIEWS.  Views in the Lake Nyassa Region. Shows British missionaries, Consul, Consular Guard and Servants, The African Lakes Company's Halting Station at Mbame on the route from Katunga's to Mandala and others. Authentic professionally hand-watercolored engravings published in the Graphic (London), January 26, 1889.
11" x 16" $80


030bh: 
1876 "No Small Breed Fer Yer Uncle Abe Dis Christmas! Aint He a Cherub." This beautiful black and white engraving is from the January, 1876 edition of Harper's Weekly and shows a family marveling at the Turkey for the nights feast. size: 11" x 16" 
Color: $50
Black & White: $40



031bh:
1881 "Done Brown, Sho's Yo' B'on!" This hand colored colored engraving shows an African American woman serving a turkey. This genuine antique print is from the November, 1881 edition of Harper's Weekly. 
size: 11" x 16" $50
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033bh: 
1881 A Possum Hunt in Old Virginia. Derogatory black history view. This hand colored engraving shows two views of a group of men hunting opossums at night with a small view below of a woman serving the possum meal to her family. This engraving is entitled "Possum Fat and Simmon Beer, Krismus come but Unce a Year." size: 11x16 in. $50
 


100bh:
1878 Black History: Racist Blackville Print. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "New Year's Day in Blackville: The Twins Receive." Shows two young African American women receiving visitors at their home. The characters are drawn in a derogatory fashion, implying that blacks were inferior to whites even when trying to act "civilized." 11x16 in.
  Color: $80
Black & White: $60

 

101bh:
1863 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing the Contrabands Coming into Our Lines Under the Proclamation.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $80



102bh:
1864 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing Negroes Leaving their Home.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $80



103bh:
1876 Scientific American wood engraving showing a Brown's Cotton Stalk Puller in bottom image, surrounded by 
text about it.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $40



104bh:
1866 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing "Noon at the Primary School for Freedmen, Vicksburg, Mississippi" in top image and bottom image shows the "Primary School for Freedmen, in Charge of Mrs. Green, at Vicksburg, Mississippi."
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $80



105bh:
1870 Harper's Weekly wood engraved images with text. Top right image shows: Colored School -- Object Teaching.
16 x 11 in. $40



106bh:
"Water-Millions Is Ripe."1879 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving with text showing a man and a young boy holding heavy watermelons.
16 x 11 in. $40



107bh:
"The Thanksgiving Turkey."  
1876 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $40



108bh:
1887 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving titled, "Paddling for Sora Rail in Virginia."
11 x 7-1/2 in. $30



109bh:
1870 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving titled, "High Life Below Stars,- Dedicated to the Absentees at Saratoga and Long Branch."
16 x 11 in. $40



110bh:
"A Political Discussion" 
1869 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $40



111bh:
"The Long-Suffering and Patient Race." 1880 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $40



112bh:
"The War in Virginia -- Contrabands Coming into the Federal Camp." Hand colored wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $40



113bh:
1881 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving drawn by J.W. Alexander.
16 x 11 in. $50



114bh:
"New York City, -- Incidents of the Water-Melon Trade in the Metropolis." 1880 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 11 in. $80



115bh:
 "Southern Exiles on Their Way North." 1863 Thomas Nast hand colored wood engraving 
featured in Harper's Weekly.
22 x 16 in. $80



116bh:
"Proclaim Liberty All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants Thereof." 1885 Thomas Nast hand colored wood engraving. "Listening to the Sound of Liberty, and Rejoicing that there is no more Slavery." Featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization.
16 x 11 in. $50



117bh:
"Negroes Driven South by the Rebel Officers." 1863 Hand colored wood engraving 
featured in Harper's Weekly.
22 x 16 in. $180



118bh:
1897 Leslie's Weekly half-tone images showing Street Scenes in Washington with small article about "Washington Types."
16 x 11 in. $40



119bh:
 "The National Colored Convention in Session at Washington, D.C." 1869 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving 
sketched by 
Theo. R. Davis.
11 x 7 in. $40



120bh: 
"The Great Union and Emancipation Meeting Held at Exeter Hall, London."

1863 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $50



121bh:
1880 Hand colored wood engraving titled, "The Negro Exodus -- The Old Style and the New." Image shows how negroes used to travel somewhere -- in secret and harm's way and how after they were no longer slaves, could travel in style. Featured in Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $80



122bh:
1867 Hand colored wood engraving proclaming "Slavery is dead" with the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Images of how they used to be treated as slaves show them being sold on left and whipped on right. Featured in Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $80



123bh:
1864 Harper's Weekly wood engraving showing the "Emancipated Slaves, White and Colored. - The Children are from the Schools established in New Orleans, By Order of Major-General Banks."
16 x 11 in. $80



124bh: 
"The Phrenologist at Blackville."

1884 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $40



125bh:
"Colored Emigrants Seeking 
Homes in the North."
1867 Harper's Weekly wood engraving.
10 x 8-1/4 in. $30



126bh:
"Colored People Gathering Fire-Wood -- A Winter Scene 
in Virginia."
1868 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving .
10-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. $30



127bh:
1901 Half-tone image showing "Excitement at the Coonville Wheel Club -- The Finish." Contestants vie for the attractive prize of the first 
watermelon of the season.
11 x 8-1/4 in. $30



128bh:
"Rent-Day in Backville." 1901 Half-tone image from an episode in the New South -- Cheaper to 
Move than to Stay.
10-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. $30



022frem:
"Cavalry in an Arizona Sand-Storm." 1889 Hand colored wood engraved image showing Arizona Buffalo Soldiers.Showing his best of the black Cavalry in the middle of an Arizona sandstorm.
22 x 16in. $250



213bh: 

"Presentation of Colors to the Twentieth United States Colored Infantry. Colonel Bartram, at the Union League Clubhouse, New York, March 5th 1864." 
Hand colored wood engraving from 1864.  Small article below the title about the ceremony and the regiment. 16x11 in. $50



216bh:
 
Anti Racist Cartoon by Thomas Nast. Large, hand-colored engraving by Thomas Nast, from the Aug. 12, 1876 issue of Harper's Weekly. Nast was the most famous American political cartoonist of the 19th century. He drew many cartoons criticizing the treatment of blacks after the Civil War. This item features Justice holding a scale with six blacks on one side and one white on the other. The black men on the scale are heavier than the white man. The cartoon is titled Declaration of Equality. Justice:  'Five More Wanted.' Next to justice there is a sign titled Negroes Shot in Cold Blood at Hamburg, S.C.
16x22 in. $90 
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219bh: 

"Pease on a Trencher. Officers' Mess, 9th US Cavalry (Colored), Port Tampa." 

1898 Black Soldiers in Camp. Uncolored engraving from Harper's Weekly, 1898,  White officers are shown eating, while black soldiers cook and wash dishes. 
11x16 in. $50




 
230bh:
 
1856 Negro expulsion from a railway Car. This page depicts different scenes but important to history is this second scene in the middle left. Showing a white couple making a black man get up and move from the seat. Other images show General Cass in the Senate, Glimpse of Change New York, Close of Business on Wall Street, Young America Boston, Theodore Parking Lecturing in New York. Excellent condition.
11 X 16 in. $50




231bh:  

1856 Black slave auction. This page depicts different scenes but important to history are the scenes showing a slave auction at Richmond, Virginia. The lower two images as well show slaves waiting for sale in Virginia and The Negro Reveilee in Charlestown. The center image is a street scene of Baltimore, Maryland. Excellent condition. 
11 X 16 in. $90

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239bh:
Long Island celebration scene at the horse races. This is a hand colored wood engraving produced July 9, 1881 for a rare German edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated News. Archivally repaired along seam, otherwise in 
excellent condition. 
16x22 in. $150




240bh:
 
American Sketches: Prison Life in Blackwell's Island, New York - Outdoor Work. This is a hand colored wood engraving produced June 17,1876 for The Illustrated London News. Excellent condition. 11x16 in.
Color: $80
Black & White: $60



241bh:
American Sketches: Prison Life in Blackwell's Island, New York - No. 1 Returning from work. This is a hand colored wood engraving produced Feb. 19, 1876 for The Illustrated London News. Excellent condition. 
10 1/2 x 16 in. 
Color: $60
Black & White: $50




243bh: 
American Sketches: Prison Life in Blackwell's Island Penitentiary, New York - Dining Room. This is a hand colored wood engraving produced March 4,1876 for The Illustrated London News. Excellent condition.
11x16 in. 
Color: $60
Black & White: $50



246bh: 
The Slave Ship - Sighting an English Cruiser. The scene represents a slave ship in the Mediterranean where a large cargo of slaves has been taken on board. The unrelated top half of page is on Wilhelm Von Kaulbach, a great German artist. These are hand colored wood engravings produced April 25, 1874 for Harper's Weekly. Very good condition. Overall. 
11x16 in. $40.

 

256bh:
Voting in the South - Rare 1867 "The Operations of the Registration Laws and Negro Suffrage in the South." Eight wood engraved views by Freedman showing: 1. Jury of Whites and Blacks; 2. Freedmen discharged for voting the Radical ticket; 3. Scene in Registration Office, Macon, GA; 4. Potential arguments to the Freedman for his vote; 5. Freedmen voting in New Orleans; 6. Reading the Government Order on Rights and Privileges to the Freedmen; 7. Congratulating each other on the successful result of the election; 8. Discussing the merits 
of the candidates.
22 x 16 in. $300



258bh:
1883 Picture of Frederick Douglass. Beautiful hand colored wood engraving titled, "Frederick Douglass," from Harper's Weekly. Shows picture of Frederick Douglass. 11 x 16in. 
Color: $225
Black & White: $200
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270bh:
"The Fourth in Possumville," drawn by Kemble from Leslie's Weekly. 1897 hand colored, wood engraved image of a "colored" man and woman riding a donkey.
11 x 16in. $60



274bh:
,"The New York Pension Agency," drawn by Kelly from Harper's weekly.1882 hand colored wood engraving which shows scenes from the New York 
Pension Agency.
22 x 16in.

Color: $150
Black & White: $130


275bh: 
,"The Blackville gallery," from Leslie's Weekly.1897 hand colored wood engraving showing a scene of a rehearsal of the Blackville Choir.
11 x 16in. $150


285bh:
1894 Christmas Eve On A Louisiana Plantation - Drawn by B. West Clinedinst. Hand colored half-tone published in a Christmas Number of Leslie's Weekly in 1894. Double-page scene depicts families with children dancing, singing and conversing on a joyful Christmas Eve on a Louisiana plantation. 16x22in. $150



286bh: 
Harper's Weekly "Old Master and Old Man - A New-Year's Talk Over Old Years Gone" January 11, 1890 9x11 in. Hand colored 
wood engraving.
$50



287bh:
Harper's Weekly "A Christmas Gift to Ole Marster and Missus" December 22,1883 13.5x9 in. hand colored 
wood engraving. $50



288bh:
1886 Harper's Weekly "What the Colored Race Have to be Thankful For?" Thomas Na
st 
hand colored image. 

9x12 in. $40



292bh:
Harper's Weekly "The Centennial - Visit of the Small Breed Family" November 4, 1876. Hand colored wood engraving.
13.5x9 in.
Color: $40
Black & White: $30


293bh: 
Harper's Weekly "The English Mania for Private Theatricals Invades Blackville" September 1, 1883 hand colored wood engraving. 13.5x9 in. 
Color: $40
Black & White: $30



294bh:
"Wedding Trip of the Blackville Twins -- Off For Europe." 1878 Blackville Series hand colored wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $50
Black & White: $40




296bh: 
Harper's Weekly "Rebel Negro Pickets As Seen Through A Field-Glass" January 10, 1863 7.25x7.25 in. hand colored 
wood engraving. $50



298bh: 
Harper's Weekly "Cutting The Canal Opposite Vicksburg" August 2, 1862 9x11 in. hand colored wood engraving $40



299bh:
"Morning Mustering Of The Contrabands At Fortress Monroe On Their Way To Their Day's Work" c.1890. Hand colored 
wood engraving.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $50



300bh: 
Harper's Weekly "The Practical Politican's Love for the Negro" Thomas Nast July 25, 1885 9.5x11 in. wood engraving.
Color: $40
Black & White: $30



305bh:
Lesson in History - Decoration Day, 1881." 1881 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving drawn by S.G. McCutcheon." Engraving shows a man explaining to the children gathered around him the meaning of Decoration Day as he shows them one of the
wreathed headstones.
16 x 11 in. $40
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308bh:
"Negro Life in the South -- Drawn by W.L. Sheppard." 1872 Harper's Weekly wood engraving. Engraving on left side shows a seated man listening to a young boy read his paper and scene on right shows a man playing the violin for his family.
16 x 11 in. $50



312bh: 
A New Year's Day Contraband Ball at Vicksburg, Miss." C. 1890 wood engraving showing a group of African American people dancing and socializing.
16 x 11-1/2 in. $40



314bh:
 "I Want You, My Honey, For My Christmas!" 1898 Leslie's Weekly hand colored sepia tone showing a young man climbing a fence to catch his Christmas bird.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $40



315bh: 
"Never Too Late To Mend." -- 
1882 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving drawn by Thomas Hovenden. 
Engraving shows a man 
sewing a garment.
16 x 11 in. $40



316bh: 
"Close of the War -- Babylon Is Fallen, 1865." 1865 Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper wood engraving.  Picture on wall 
shows Lincoln.  
16 x 11 in. $80



317bh: 
"Uncle Tom and His Grandchildren." 1866 Harper's Weekly - A Journal of Civilization wood engraving. Image shows Uncle Tom reading 
to his granddaughter.
16 x 11 in. $40


318bh:
1874
"Running The Rapids of New River, Virginia." Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing a group of men guiding 
their boat safely 
through the rapids.
16 x 11 in.$50



320bh: 
1880 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engravings titled, "A Cotton Blockade At Meridian, Mississippi -- From Sketches by J.H. Moser." Nine sketches in all on one page.
16 x 10.5 in. $80



322bh:
1868 Frank Leslie's Illustrirte Zeitung (German version of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Journal) hand colored wood engraving showing men being ordered to add brush and wood to a fire ablaze 
as two men burn.
16 x 11 in. $60



323bh: 

"Colored Orphan Asylum, Memphis, Tennessee -- A Group of Portraits Sketched From Life."
1866 Harper's Weekly - A Journal of Civilization hand colored 
wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $50



324bh:
1863 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engravings. Top engraving is titled, "Our Colored Troops -- The Line Officers of the First Louisiana Native Guards," and bottom engraving titled, "Our Colored Troops At Work -- The First Louisiana Native Guards Disembarking At Fort 
Macombe, Louisiana."
16 x 11 in. $50



329bh: 

"Turning the Meat -- A Georgia Barbecue at the Atlanta Exposition."

1895 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $50



330bh: 

"A Flying Trip South, No. 3 -- The Eve of Election in Georgia -- A Grand Political Barbecue."

1887 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 11 in. $60



331bh:
"A Joyous Way of Taking Politics -- A Typical Campaign Barbecue in the South and Middle West." 1896 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly. Drawn by A. Hencke.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $60




332bh:
"Roasting An Ox For a Democratic Barbecue -- A Scene
at Midnight."
1884 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. 
16 x 11 in. $50



333bh:
."Weighing the Christmas Baby in Blackville." 1898 Photogravure by Knaffl & Bro., Knoxville, Tenn. featured in Leslie's Weekly Authentic portrait of a family at home trying to weigh a baby with their makeshift scale. A woman at left pours some water from an old kettle which was heated in the stovepipe as a child has a
bite to eat at center.
22 x 16 in. $300



334bh:
"What Uncle Sam Says, Goes!" 1898 Photogravure featured in Leslie's Weekly showing the Blackville tough riders starting for the front with sword, flute and drum ready. Copyright by 
Knaffl & Bro.,
Knoxville, Tennessee.
22 x 16 in. $300



335bh:
1897 Photogravure featured in Leslie's Weekly titled, "The Blackville Gallery, -- No. II." Image shows a wedding taking place and caption reads, "A Blackville Wedding," -- "Honey, Does Yo' Lub Yo' Man?"
Copyright by Knaffl & Bro., Knoxville, Tenn.
22 x 16 in. $300



336bh:
 "The Blackville Gallery, -- No. III." Caption reads, "The Blackville Cotillon, -- "Mr. Johnsing, Turn Me Luse!" Image shows a small jazz ensemble playing for some dancers as a man claps to the rhythm of the music. The sign above his head reads, "Welcum." Copyright by Knaffl & Bro.,
Knoxville, Tennessee.
1897 Photogravure featured in Leslie's Weekly.
22 x 16 in. $300



337bh:
 "The Blackville Gallery, -- No. IV." Caption under titled reads, "A Blackville Fortune Teller," -- "Lawd, Chile! Yo Gwine to Marry Rich." Image shows a fortune teller reading the palm of a society lady as the fortune teller's partner smokes a long pipe next
 to the fireplace.
1897 Photogravure featured in Leslie's Weekly.
Copyright by Knaffl & Bro., Knoxville, Tennessee.
22 x 16 in. $300



339bh:
C.1890 Hand colored lithograph by Thomas Worth in the Blackville Series of Racist Cartoons. Title is, "Black Duck Shooting." French mat. Fine condition.
Image size is: 13 x 10 in. $495



047nci:
"Bound To Smash!! Or Caught by the Wool." Part of the Blackville Series of Racist Cartoons. French mat. Worth was one of
the most prolific of
Currier & Ives artists.
C.1890 Hand colored Thomas Worth lithograph published by S. Lipschitz & Son, London.
Image size is: 13 x 10 in. $495



048nci:
"De Fust Blood!" In boxing, it is part of the Blackville Series. C.1883 Hand colored lithograph published by
S. Lipschitz, London. 
16-3/4 x 12-7/8 in. $425



049nci:
"De Fust Knock-Down!" Part of the Blackville Series. C.1883 hand colored lithograph published by S. Lipschitz, London and Thomas Worth. Image is in fine condition.
16-3/4 x 13 in. $425



092ci:
1887 Currier & Ives hand colored lithpgraph titled, "Initiation Ceremonies of the Darktown Lodge - Part Second. The Candidate Charging the
Grand Boss."
16-3/4 x 13 in. $425



093ci:
1887 Currier & Ives hand colored lithograph titled, "Initiation Ceremonies of the Darkroom Lodge - Part First. The Grand Boss Charging the Candidate."
16-3/4 x 12-3/4 in. $425



095ci:
1881 Currier & Ives/Thomas Worth hand colored lithograph titled, "Breaking In. A Black Imp-Osition." Image is in very good condition with some
slight toning.
16 x 12 in. $425



097ci:
1882 Currier & Ives/Thomas Worth hand colored lithograph titled, "On The Homestretch." Part of the Blackville Series. The side margins are cut to edge and there are small margins on top and bottom of image.
12-7/8 x 10-3/4 in. AS IS:$300



350bh:
"The Blackville Billiard Club -- A Menace To Vignaux." 1888 Hand colored wood engraving showing the famous series by Sol Eytinge, Jun. It was featured in
Harper's Weekly.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $80



351bh:
1860 Winslow Homer wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly showing, "Expulsion of Negroes and Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts, on December 3, 1860" in top engraving.
16 x 11 in. $50



356bh:
1929 Theatre Magazine vaudville sketch with half-tone inset of Eddie Cantor drawn from life by Samuel Rogers. Burnt cork was used as face paint for Mr. Cantor who performed at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. $50



357bh:
1881 Hand colored wood engraving titled, "Negro Laborers at Work Under the "Storm King," Hudson River." Drawn by John Alexander. Featured in
Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $80



358bh:
Dixie Boy Brand Fruit Label - Chromolithographed original fruit label from Waverly, Florida.
8-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $20



 
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