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"Colored Americans Who Have Served in the United States Congress" Broadside

c. 1901 Illustrated Broadside, "Colored Americans Who Have Served in the United States Congress," Printed by the Indianapolis Recorder known as "Indiana's Best Negro Newspaper", on One Double-page Sheet measuring 19.25" x 15", Very Good.

This rare original Printed Poster with Portraits of 20 African American Congressmen, printed by the Indianapolis Recorder, known as "Indiana's Best Negro Newspaper." Joseph Rainey was the first such elected, directly following the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870. The list continues through to George Henry White whose term was up in 1901. The Indianapolis Recorder, the paper which issued this broadside, was a weekly founded in 1895 and is the fourth oldest surviving African-American newspaper in the United States. This print is Extremely fragile, tightly trimmed margins slightly cut into the outer design in places. Some dampstaining, small edge chips and closed tears, small hole in one portrait. An amazing, quite outstanding and very rare example of Black American pride being advocated at the turn of the century.
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