Black Americana postcard ‘The Darkey Preacher’ @1950s

Image of preacher in top hat and overcoat, holding Holy Bible. At right, sermon in stereotypical language. Preaching against drinking, gambling, gossiping and makeup.

On front:

Verse copyrighted by Ashville Post Card Co. 46089’. At top ‘D 154

On back: 

Published by Ashville Post Card Co, Asheville, N. C.
Metrocraft Everett Mass.

Some words rubbed out at bottom: "…pass the plates aroun'. And if you don't help out de collection…"

Unused. Linen-like finish.

 

I do not support the sentiments expressed in this document. I offer it as a testament of the culture of those times.

Asheville Postcard Company (1915-1977)

 

 


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