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Banjo created for Charles P. Stinson, late19th centruy. Creator: John H. Buckbee Featured 21 Jun 2021 Print

Banjo created for Charles P. Stinson, late19th centruy. Creator: John H. Buckbee

Charles P. Stinson's minstrel credits include working with Callinder's Georgia Minstrels, the World's Minstrels, and Harvey and Frohman's Minstrel Companies as a banjo player, actor, and drum major. He made his name through banjo competitions though, notably in an 1888 competition in Kansas City when he beat eleven white competitors to become the first known African American to win such a competition in a southern state.;After touring through the 1880s, Stinson returned to Pittsburgh and set up a studio teaching amateur musicians. He taught parlor music to his middle-class students eager to join banjo, mandolin, and guitar orchestras playing arrangements of popular songs. Through his role as a teacher, Stinson also sold student-level banjos to his students. This banjo likely made by J.H. Buckbee in New York was the result of a collaboration between Stinson and Buckbee to create banjos for Stinson to assemble and distribute to his students; a common arrangement in the late nineteenth century as the instrument became popular

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Lavender tweed swing coat designed by Arthur McGee, mid 20th-late 20th century Featured 21 Jun 2021 Print

Lavender tweed swing coat designed by Arthur McGee, mid 20th-late 20th century

Lavender wool tweed swing coat designed by Arthur McGee. The fabric has multi-colored wool woven flecks. The coat has a spread collar, full-length flared sleeves, and falls just below the knee. It closes at the center front neck with one (1) snap and one (1) large round metal decorative brooch-like button with a purple rhinestone at the center. The rest of the front center opening does not fasten. There is one (1) horizontal pocket sewn at the proper left front waist. Pleats are sewn at each underarm to create additional flare at the sides. The back is made extra full with a deep box pleat sewn at the center back just below the shoulders. The coat is fully lined in green silk satin. The body has an additional lining between the facing and the satin made from green wool. The linings of the body are not seamed to the interior bottom hem, but are instead left loose with a turned hem finish. The wool lining is slightly shorter than the satin lining. There are no labels. In 1957, Arthur Lee McGee (1933-2019) was the first African American designer hired to run a design studio on Seventh Avenue in the Garment District in New York City

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Folk art model of a slave ship on stand, 1890-1950. Creator: Unknown Featured 21 Jun 2021 Print

Folk art model of a slave ship on stand, 1890-1950. Creator: Unknown

This model was made by an unknown artist in the first half of the 20th century. The ship and the figures are not to scale. Nor are the figures arranged in an historically accurate way. Yet the object speaks an emotional truth. Most of the artist's work has been poured into the carving of the figures on board the ship. They are each hand-carved and represent different people in different states - some with ribs showing, others with rounded bellies, tall, short, male and female. The emotion invested in the carvings is palpable.;Scholars estimate that of every group of 100 people seized in Africa, only 64 would survive the march from the interior to the coast; only 57 would board ship; and just 48 would live to be placed in slavery in the Americas.;Source: Nancy Bercaw, Curator, Slavery and Freedom

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