[Portrait Print of Black Abolitionist and Writer, William Wells Brown, issued by Associated Publishers].


Captioned the “Historian and Antislavery Lecturer of the Crisis”, this reprinted portrait commemorates Black abolitionist William Wells Brown (c.1814–1884), author of the 1847 best-seller, Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself.

The image is copyrighted 1927 by Associated Publishers, Inc. of Washington, D.C., a Black publishing concern founded by Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History”, but the print was certainly produced in the latter-half of the 20th century. The firm had a long history of publishing portraits of prominent African-Americans, mostly from photographs, in small, mid-sized (as seen here), and large formats. 

The print is not separately-catalogued in OCLC.


Description: [Portrait Print of Black Abolitionist and Writer, William Wells Brown, issued by Associated Publishers].

[Washington, D.C.:] The Associated Publishers, Inc. [ca. post-1950s]. Photomechanical, captioned portrait print after an engraving. Approx. 12 x 9½ inches. Printed on orange-yellow paper stock. Faint creasing and a small closed tear in margin; Very Good.

[3729918]

Price: $50.00