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1938 Black pictorial magazine, only known copy  

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Early Black pictorial magazine of the Depression-era, only known copy
Wilmington, Delaware

Edwin K. Anderson, Managing Editor. Candid, Negro Photo-News / The Negro Monthly for ALL The People. Vol. 1, No. 8, January 1939.  9 x 12”. 23pp.+original wrappers. Illustrated with photographs.

One of the first three Black “pictorial news” magazines in the United States, along with Flash and Silhouette. Both of those survived longer than Candid, which may have ended with this issue; WorldCat shows no copies of this or any subsequent date held by any American institution. 

Perhaps the most notable article is “Negro Popular Music / From Minstrelsy to Swing” by civil rights pioneer (and Paul Laurence Dunbar relative) Paula Alice Young.  Anderson, the editor, was a man of many parts, a graduate of Lincoln University who directed Black theater and was later a professional photographer

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