Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 521

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
LIKE NEW (TRAVEL.) GREEN, VICTOR H. The Negro Motorist Green-Book for 1941. 48 pages, one small illustration for the Louisiana section. Small 8vo, original pale green stiff, printed wrappers; small "complimentary" stamp on the front cover. New York, 1940

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a virtually pristine example of victor green's travel guide for african american families, a modern rarity. There was a time when black families in the North-East and Midwest of the country would be filled with apprehension about a car trip "down home." Finding lodging or even someplace to fill the tank and relive oneself could present a real problem. Victor Green's little guide provided a solution. Friendly service, hotels, restaurants and even night clubs on all the major and minor arteries leading to and from the old south were provided. This guide was in every African American glove compartment until the Civil Rights struggle began to bear fruit. The last guide was printed in 1966. Curiously enough, for something as common as the guide was at one time; copies of it--in any condition--are rare. This one is exceptional.