An important collection of African Americana heads to auction later this month in Chicago. It all started with a photograph that collector Steve Turner bought at an antique show in 1996 and now encompasses hundreds of historical treasures, including the last known studio portrait of
Washington, D.C. -- Newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 and became a voice for abolitionists as a journalist, orator, and author, have been digitized and are now available online from the Library of Congress.
The collection is comprised of 568 issues of three weekly newspaper titles dating between 1847 and 1874: The North Star in Rochester, New
Chicago — Cowan’s, a Hindman Company, is pleased to offer Part I of The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana at Hindman's Chicago salesroom on February 20, 2020. Part I of this remarkable collection features over 300 lots