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This beautiful African American
culture series of historic art prints is from wood engravings of the 1800's. Each scene
required hundreds of hours for the hand-engraver to complete. There is very little rare,
affordable African American art available with which we can decorate our homes,
classrooms, or offices...or give as lifelong, cherished gifts to friends and family. Our
prints fill those needs.
Nowhere else can you purchase such
beautiful, decorative, interesting, historic works of art, of such high quality, for such
a reasonable price and at the same time derive so much pleasure from them.
This African American Culture
Series portrays part of the amazing drama of our human experience with its courage and
endurance, its dignity and pride. This collection of art is a bridge across time, and is
significant not only for adults, but for the whole family.
- #53-Zulu Attack, dated May 24, 1879. Here the artist has captured in excellent detail the dramatic power,
strength, running motion, and costumes of the Zulu advance.
- #54-Baseball At
Blackville, dated July 27, 1878. Full of action, this is the first black baseball
game ever captured in picture form.
- #55-First Black
Vote dated November 16, 1867. Though there would be still so many rivers to cross
and mountains to climb, this was indeed a glorious, inspiring, landmark event. We can
sense the many years this gray-haired man has waited for this moment to cast his ballot.
In line are others, including a military man.
Camp Meeting, dated August 10, 1872. They gathered in the woods to praise God and
to sing gospel hymns. Shaded by a cloth canopy, the pastor with open book, preaches to
men, women, children and babies among the trees.
Colorline Still Exists - In This Case, dated January 18, 1879. An illustration of
the ignorance of prejudice. The white man is spelling and writing, "eddikashun
qualifukasun - the blakman orter be eddikated afore he kin vote with us wites." The
black man smiles to himself at such absurdity.
- #59-Ain't He a
Cherub, dated January 1, 1876. He has brought home a large turkey for Christmas
dinner. Represented here are several family members...notice Grandmother smoking her pipe.
- #60-The Twins
Receive, dated January 12, 1878. Portrays etiquette, generosity, joy, and family
pride as the two girls in their long, pretty dresses, receive young men guests at the
family New Year's dinner party. In a rocking chair is Grandmother wearing a ruffled
- #61-The Wooing
Of the Twins, dated May 11, 1878. Demonstrates moral values, innocent young
romance, and the importance of the family unit. In the kitchen, Mother knits and smiles,
while Father keeps a watchful eye over his twin daughters and their suitors.
Each scene carries the original
date and caption. As the borders are part of the prints, mats are not needed unless
desired. This black and white art blends beautifully with any decor and is timeless in its
appeal. Black and white also retains the authenticity of the hand engraver's work during
the 1800's. Thank you again, and may God keep His arms around you.
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