Istanbul, Turkey: Resimli Gazete, 1926. Item #2290
14¾” x 10½”. Newspaper in Turkish. Eight pages. Very good: removed from a bound volume with remnants along the spine; toned with supple leaves. The July 31, 1926 edition of the Turkish newspaper, Resimli Gazete, with a front page drawing of a pistol-waving throng lynching an African American man. The headline reads, “How some of Those Bigoted Americans Nurturing Hatred Against the Negroes Lynch That Poor Man. ” The caption goes on to state: “This man, who has committed no fault and bears no blame other than to have been born a negro, is being lynched by a gang of out-of-control bigoted Americans. This poor creature, very tightly bound to the gallows, has committed no murder or theft. Just because his color is black [...] God knows how many hundreds of negroes have been sacrificed for years due to this disturbed and ignorant mentality. [...] They have violently protested the savagery of the white people, and many governments have sought to put an end to this senseless mentality. American governments that give consideration to the appeals of the negro delegations promise that they will from now on prevent such murders from occurring, but despite this an incident recently took place in Mexico. We are inserting an image of this lynching incident above. ” A visceral visual accompanying a Turkish view on the ugliest aspect of American race relations. 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.