HIGGINBOTHAM, C: The Urban Scene: Race, Reginald Marsh, and American Art

Higginbotham, Carmenita. The Urban Scene: Race, Reginald Marsh, and American Art. Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, 2015. ISBN: 9780271063935. Factory sealed. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30731) $70.00

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By focusing on the works of urban realist Reginald Marsh and his contemporaries, this book offers a significant and innovative reassessment of the ways in which race is deployed and read in interwar American art.

Measures 8×10 inches. 36 color and 44 black-and-white illustrations. 224p.

WINCH, J: The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson’s Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia

Winch, Julie (editor). The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson’s Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia. Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, 2000. ISBN: 0271020210. Factory sealed. Like New. Paperback. (#30730) $26.00

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First published in 1841, this book predates W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Philadelphia Negro by more than half a century. Written by Joseph Willson, a southern black man who had moved to Philadelphia, to convince whites that the African-American community in his adopted city did indeed have a class structure, and he offers advice to his black readers about how they should use their privileged status.

Extensive notes and introduction by Julie Winch. 216p. 9 black-and-white illustrations. Measures 5.5×8.5 inches.

WILLES, B: Tales from the Elmwood: A Community Memory

Book Cover: Tales from the Elmwood: A Community MemoryWilles, Burl. Tales from the Elmwood: A Community Memory. Berkeley Historical Society, 2000. Unmarked.

Illustrated. Second edition. 158p.

The Elmwood is a Berkeley, CA neighborhood. This book looks back at its beginnings and some of the early inhabitants. Topics include the Ashby brothers, extant Victorians, the Elmwood Theatre, Ishi, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Jane Fonda, the Kelsey St. Press, and more.

Very Good. Paperback. (#30218) $20.00

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