Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 303

Price Realized: $ 3,240
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
SCARCE WWI ACCOUNT (MILITARY--WORLD WAR I.) MCCLOUDY, MME. JOSEPHINE. Our Colored Soldiers Fighting in France. Volume One, First Edition, 1918. Illustrated. 63 pages. 8vo, original printed stiff brown wrappers, stapled; some foxing throughout; last leaf with a small tear to the margin, not affecting text; some childish pencilling to the last blank. Dallas, 1918

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first and apparently only edition. A very unusual, and personal, history interspersed with original poetry, photographs and music. Some photographs, like "The Girl I Left Behind," show local boys in uniform with their wives or girlfriends. Part "Uplift" and part personal and local history, Mme. McCloudy's little book chronicles the participation of black troops in WWI. The early portion of the book deals with black history and the invention of a "Cotton Stalk Cutter," the work of Mr. Henry Reeves of Forney, Texas. No copies located by OCLC; no copy in the Schomburg Collection.