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    Description

    Two Men in a Butcher's Shop (circa late 1910s/early 1920s).
    Untitled
    Image: 6.25" x 4.5" (15.87 x 11.43 cm)
    Mount: 9.25" x 7.5" (23.49 x 19.05 cm)
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    A photograph of two African American men standing amongst Armour Star products, including ham, poultry, and "Simon Pure" leaf lard. In the background, you can see the Armour Star's advertisement sign, featuring a black butcher. During the early quarter of the 1900s, the company had hired immigrants and African Americans as a way to break strikes, and finally became fully interracial in the 1930s.

    Condition: Silvering and light foxing throughout. The left half of the photograph has faded slightly.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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