Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 348

Price Realized: $ 1,140
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
GARVEY, MARCUS. GARVEY, AMY ASHWOOD. Group of 60 photographs taken in Africa in the 1940's, and 50's belonging to Marcus Garvey's first wife, many with notations on the reverse. condition varies, various sizes, should be seen. Vp in Africa, 1940's

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Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897-1969) feminist and pan-Africanist, was Marcus Garvey's first wife and in 1914 co-founded the U.N.I A with him in Jamaica. However in New York, months after their marriage in 1919, the couple broke up because Garvey was having an affair with Amy Jacques, the first Amy's bridesmaid. There was a very nasty separation, lawsuit etc. and Amy Ashwood moved to London, where for years she worked as a pan-Africanist and women's rights advocate. In 1946 she moved to Africa where she remained for some years, traveling through Nigeria and Ghana, continuing her work for women's rights. In Liberia she began a relationship with William Tubman, the country's president. This group of photographs shows Garvey and various people she knew, many of them notables. A number of the photographs bear inscriptions on the reverse. One photograph shows a man being hung from a tree in what appears to be a lynching. Amy Ashwood Garvey to her dying day maintained that she was the only true wife of Marcus Garvey.