Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 256

Price Realized: $ 2,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(CIVIL RIGHTS--SEGREGATION.) TRAVEL. Booker T. Motel. COLORED. Humboldt Tennessee. Red and white painted metal sign, 15-1/2 x 23-3/4 inches; some surface rust to the reverse, a few dents and "dings"; a plain wooden frame. Tennessee, 1950s

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A classic instance of a business catering to African American travelers. During the Jim Crow period in America's deep South, one had to plan long trips carefully in advance in order to find accommodations. There were even guides like Victor Greene's rare "Greene Guide" that aided black travelers.