Travel guide of Negro hotels and guest houses

Collection: Osher Map Library Sheet Map Collection

Title: Travel guide of Negro hotels and guest houses

Alternative Title: Afro-American Travel Map

Barcode: 50379

Publisher: Afro-American Newspapers

Publishing Location: Baltimore

Date Produced: 1942

Language: English

Historical Context: Hotels and guest houses east of the Mississippi River listed by state; also includes list of YMCAs across the United States, and map entitled "Afro-American Travel Map" showing United States east of the Mississippi.

Dimensions: 36 x 25 cm on sheet 44 x 44 cm

Brief Description: Travel brochure geared toward the emerging African-American middle class. Lists dozens of ads for hotels and entertainment venues by state. One panel urges readers to travel arguing that it is their patriotic duty during wartime because "the better prepared we are with good health and fresh minds the better work we will be able to do."

Physical Description: 1 sheet : map ; 44 x 44 cm folded to 21 x 11 cm

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