Lot 151: (CIVIL RIGHTS.) Group of press photographs and ephemera relating to the Scottsboro Boys.

Swann Auction Galleries

March 29, 2018
New York, NY, US

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Description: (CIVIL RIGHTS.) Group of press photographs and ephemera relating to the Scottsboro Boys. Various sizes; condition strong except as noted. Vp, 1933-36 and 1950
Notes: The six press photographs, each about 8 x 7 inches, include: Haywood Patterson at trial, 3 April 1933 * "Violence Threatens Scottsboro Negroes," 6 April 1933 * Ruby Bates, one of the accusers, 3 May 1933 * Victoria Price, one of the accusers, with another witness, 1 December 1933 * "Guilty; Must Die: Haywood Patterson" ( 1/2-inch chip in image), 2 April 1935 * Lester Carter, one of the witnesses (slight water damage), 23 January 1936. They have a variety of captions, stickers, and inked stamps on verso.
Also included are "Scottsboro: The Shame of America." 30-page pamphlet. New York, 1936 * "Save Our Lives, They Must Not Burn Dec. 7, Join the Fight to Free Them!" 4-page flyer, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; quite worn on lower edge. New York, [November 1934] * Full-page advertisement for Haywood Patterson''s book "Scottsboro Boy," clipped from a newspaper''s book review section, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, 4 June 1950.
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