AfriGeneas Discuss! Forum Archive 2
Re: Farms & Farming/Memorabilia, etc.
In Response To: Re: Farms & Farming ()
Thanks for the very thorough overview of the C-Span programming. I caught just a little bit of the farm program the other day but couldn't stay to watch it all. Thanks for the "heads-up" regarding the Underground Railroad programming. I will be sure to watch.
I find the original African American memorabilia fascinating but I don't care too much for the attempts of modern day artists to copy the original pieces. So I haven't run into any pieces that I would want to purchase for a collection, even if I could afford them.
Funny thing, my mother has a large Aunt Jemima Cookie jar that has been in our family for years and I know it is valuable. She keeps it high on top of her kitchen cabinets. I have never seen another one like it. Instead of the traditional red polka dot outfit, this Aunt Jemima is dressed in green and her skin coloring is a pretty dark chocolate brown. She looks dignified. I like it because it doesn't "mimic" or "insult".
What I pick up when ever I see them at antique stores are old photographs of African Americans. I have several. My favorites are of mother's holding babies and little children. One day I found and bought a painting of an old African American doctor tending to a sick child. The setting looks like a cabin the late 1800s. The painting is called "The Physician" and is in a very unusual wood frame.
My major collections are of postage stamps depicting famous African Americans and books written by African Americans.