Kemble's Coons EW Kemble Racist Illustration Book 1896 Edward W Black Americana. Published in 1896 by RH Russell & Son. 33 pages (pages are not numbered), two are completely detached but still there, and the spine is loose.
There is also discoloration and some spots that have torn or stuck together over the years. The cover has wear and discoloration as well, but this book is very hard to come by.See photos for more detail. Edward Winsor Kemble (January 18, 1861 - September 19, 1933) was an American illustrator, best known for illustrating Mark Twain's 1880s novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Kemble was born in Sacramento, California.
In 1875, he was enrolled at a boarding school in Philadelphia, which was a center of artistic activity. His artistic talent was such that he was a successful contributor to periodicals by 1881. He became the major political cartoonist for the New York Graphic while receiving his only formal artistic training at the Art Students League of New York. When Life magazine was founded in 1883, Kemble became a frequent contributor to its early issues. He was a staff political cartoonist for Collier's from 1903-07, and then Harper's Weekly from 1907-12, before returning to Collier's, Leslie's Weekly and Judge in the late 1910s.His lively cartoons, some of the magazine industry's most mature work, attracted the attention of Mark Twain, who employed Kemble to illustrate Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Kemble subsequently illustrated several other famous books, including Twain's Puddin' Head Wilson, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Washington Irving's Knickerbocker History of New York, and many of Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories. Kemble is best remembered for his cartoons of African Americans.
Kemble died in Ridgefield, Connecticut in 1933, aged 72. Must include your zip code. This is already included in the calculated rate. Some items are unable to be combined because of size constraints. We pride ourselves in prompt and detailed replies.
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The item "Kemble's Coons EW Kemble Racist Illustration Book 1896 Edward W Black Americana" is in sale since Friday, September 26, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Books". The seller is "auctionpros-cahem" and is located in Hemet, California.
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