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Black Americana postcard ‘Does yo’ want a little Honey?’ c. 1910s

Image of bashful African-American boy. Image by Charles Twelvetrees.

Titled at bottom ‘Does yo’ want a little Honey?

Publisher name bottom border: ‘© Edward Gross Co. N.Y.’ Resold in UK.

On back ‘SMILE MESSENGERS’ and series ‘COMIC No.7’ Also overprint with ‘The “ALPHA” Publishing Co., Ltd. 2 to 8 Scrutton St. London E.C. 2


Light corner scuffs, paper toning. Toning on back.

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


Edward Gross  (1908-1951) 
118 East 16th Street, New York, NY

A publisher and important distributor of prints and postcards. Many of their cards were comics or artist signed by notables such as C.H. Twelvetrees and Rose O’Neill, and they were produced in a variety of manner. They were often issued in serries.