Lot 19 of 559:
1944 GI Map of segregated World War II Washington, DC  

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Service Men’s Map of Washington / Full Information on Service Clubs, entertainment and Sightseeing...


Washington, D.C.

War Hospitality Committee, Civilian War Service, courtesy of the Pepsi Cola Co.

May 15, 1944


Revised edition. 4 x 7.5”, expanding to 14.5 x 16”. 2pp., with map on one side, keyed to number text on verso.


Rare.  WorldCat locates only one institutional copy -  at the Library of Congress, a 1943 printing.


Among the many clubs, canteens, churches and other recreational sites for men and women in uniform visiting the nation’s capital during World War II were a dozen specifically designated “Negro”: 2 [Benjamin] “Banneker Service Clubs”, 2 YMCAS,  the “Phyllis Wheatley YWCA”, a Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and Congregational Church, USOs in Alexandria, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland,  and one for the Negro Women’s Battalion No. 2.

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