Milwaukee Wisconsin: Pabst Brewing Co., . Item #1398
13¼” x 9½”. Stapled self wrappers. Four leaves printed both sides. Very good: lightly worn, horizontal fold near center, tiny separation at center staple. A rare promotional of the Pabst Brewing Company with a few dozen images celebrating African Americans. The introduction tells the story of Dorie Miller stating he “typifies the loyalty and courage of his race . . . So, too, are the men and women of the home front, pictured on the following pages. ” Images of Joe Louis, Count Basie, Billie Holiday and other celebrities complement a centerfold that highlights the serving of Pabst at upscale (but seemingly segregated) black establishments. OCLC locates no copies. Neither our print references nor internet searching provide illumination on this item's background, but it stands on its own as a corporate attempt to ease racial tensions soon after the United States' entry into World War II. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.