Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 466

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
(TRAVEL.) GREEN, VICTOR. The Negro Travelers' Green Book, Hotels, Restaurants, Tourist Homes, Vacation Resorts. 80 pages. Small 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, some wear; spine with a partial split. still a very good copy of this scarce guide. New York, 1958

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a very scarce example of victor green's indispensible travel guide for african american families. 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 some place to fill the tank and relieve oneself could be a real problem. Victor Green's little guide solved the problem. Friendly service stations, hotels, night clubs and restaurants on all the major and minor arteries leading to and through the old south were provided. This guide was in virtually every African American glove compartment until the Civil Rights struggle began to bear fruit. The cover of this particular guide states "Carry Your Green Book With You. You May Need It." The last Green guide was printed in 1966. Curiously enough, for something as common as the guide was at one time, copies of it are very scarce today.