Harlem Book Of The Dead By James Van Der Zee, Post Mortem Photographs In Harlem For Sale

HARLEM BOOK OF THE DEADby James Van Der Zee (with Owen Dodson and Camille Billops)
1978 rare out of print softcover book. This book is a study of the very famous post mortem photographs of a master of modern photography James Van Der Zee, who photographed the human condition in Harlem in the first half of the 20th century. His photographs are poignant and touching, very professionally done, and quite unusual. He employed artistic conventions and inserted scripture, verses, etc into the negatives of his photos to make some pretty touching memento mori. Set against verses and poems, the images are sad and touching and document the beauty of this powerful genre.
Book in good to VG condition. No marks tears or major damage. Front cover has some dog ears and minor creases. Pages are clean and sharp. Edge and binding has slight wear, mentioned only to be thorough.
Postage/handling $7.



Harlem Book Of The Dead By James Van Der Zee, Post Mortem Photographs In Harlem

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Harlem Book Of The Dead By James Van Der Zee, Post Mortem Photographs In Harlem:
$100




Vintage Pulp Fiction Avon Pocket Book Nigger Heaven Carl Van Vechten 1951 Negro picture
Vintage Pulp Fiction Avon Pocket Book Nigger Heaven Carl Van Vechten 1951 Negro


Malcolm X Unauthorized Biography Comic Book (1993) Millennium New Never Read picture
Malcolm X Unauthorized Biography Comic Book (1993) Millennium New Never Read


Blackness Of My Skin Kinkiness Hair Saggittarus Hc Dj 1972 1st African-american picture
Blackness Of My Skin Kinkiness Hair Saggittarus Hc Dj 1972 1st African-american


1932 Little Black Sambo & New Story Of Little Blk Sambo Nina Jordan Art Whitman picture
1932 Little Black Sambo & New Story Of Little Blk Sambo Nina Jordan Art Whitman


1919 - Scott's Official History - The American Negro In The World War Book picture
1919 - Scott's Official History - The American Negro In The World War Book


100 Amazing Facts About The Negro With Complete Proof, J.a. Rogers 1957 picture
100 Amazing Facts About The Negro With Complete Proof, J.a. Rogers 1957


Vintage 1952 The Negro Yearbook Tuskegee Institute Rare Book Black Americana picture
Vintage 1952 The Negro Yearbook Tuskegee Institute Rare Book Black Americana


Antique African American~childrens Book~zehn Kleine Negerlein Vintage picture
Antique African American~childrens Book~zehn Kleine Negerlein Vintage


The Ku Klux Kraze 1924 Paperback Book By Aldrich Blake picture
The Ku Klux Kraze 1924 Paperback Book By Aldrich Blake


Brown Angels Book Walter Dean Myers Poems Vintage Pictures African American Kids picture
Brown Angels Book Walter Dean Myers Poems Vintage Pictures African American Kids


Follow Us!