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Catalog Number 1967.263.003
Object Name Lithograph
Scope & Content Color lithograph advertising the Detroit Free Press from 1883. The lithograph advertises a subscription to the Detroit Free Press at $1.00 per year. It features an illustration of "The Lime-Kiln Club," based on a column by Charles Bertrand Lewis, who went by the pseudonym M. Quad. The illustration depicts a caricature of Lewis' fictitious African-American society holding a meeting in "Paradise Hall." The meeting is being led by "Bro. Gardner," and the minutes are being taken by "Way-Down Beebe," the club's secretary. Visible along the walls of the room are "Bar Traps," a museum, the club's Rules and Regulations, and a library. Text underneath the bottom right corner of the lithograph reads "H. Bencke, Lith. N.Y." The lithograph is printed on paper, which is mounted on board.
Date 1883
People Lewis, Charles Bertrand
Lewis, Charles B.
Extent of Description 15.5" x 11.5"
Collection African American History
Search Terms The Detroit Free Press
Lime-Kiln Club
Bro. Gardner
Way-Down Beebe
Paradise Hall
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