Printed & Manuscript African Americana: March 2021 Auction Highlights
Lot 198: Frederick Douglass, carte de visite with his signature on verso, albumen photograph by Samuel M. Fassett, 1878. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.
Catalogue Table of Contents
Slavery & Abolition, Lots 1 to 47
Africa, Lots 48 to 50
Art, Lots 51 to 67
Beauty, Lots 69 to 73
Black Panthers, Lots 74 to 129
Black Power, Lots 130 to 139
Business, Lots 140 to 145
Civil Rights, Lots 146 to 184
Featured above, Lot 68: Benjamin Banneker, Banneker’s Alamanack and Ephemeris for the Year of our Lord 1793, Philadelphia, 1792. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.
John W. Cromwell Library, Lots 185 to 197
Frederick Douglass, Lots 198 to 206
Education, Lots 208 to 217
Dance, Film & Theater, Lots 218 to 234
Martin Luther King Jr., Lots 246 to 257
Literature, Lots 258 to 273
Malcolm X, Lots 274 to 277
Military, Lots 279 to 294
Featured, Lot 218: Diary, photographs and correspondence of modern dance legend Katherine Dunham, 1935-2002. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
Music, Lots 295 to 312
Photography, Lots 316 to 323
Politics, Lots 324 to 330
Reconstruction, Lots 331 to 339
Religion, Lots 340 to 342
Sports, Lots 343 to 347
Women’s History, Lots 348 to 355
Featured, Lot 264: Black Opals, four issues, legendary limited-edition literary journal, Philadelphia, 1927-28. Estimate $5,000 to $7,500.
What You Need to Know on Auction Day
This auction will be held live and conducted remotely.
There will not be bidding in the room, though we accept order bids, and interested buyers will be able to participate live via the Swann Galleries App. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play, which can also be accessed on a desktop at live.swanngalleries.com.
Please note: phone bidding registrations will close the day before the sale at 4pm.
At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed to the public. Private viewings are available by appointment only, and must be arranged in advance. To make an appointment please contact the specialist.
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