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

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$510
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Service Men’s Map of Washington / Full Information on Service Clubs, entertainment and Sightseeing...
Author:
Place:
Washington, D.C.
Publisher:
War Hospitality Committee, Civilian War Service, courtesy of the Pepsi Cola Co.
Date:
May 15, 1944
Description:

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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Condition:
Very good.
 
Item number:
271680
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