JOSEPHINE BAKER – above photograph from “La Creole” (1934)
Walter Film.com offers a range of vintage African-American Collectibles or Black Memorabilia that celebrate the achievements of actors, artists, musicians, athletes, politicians, and other members of the black community.
Vintage African Americana (vintage original star photographs, posters, lobby cards, film scripts, newspaper articles, rare books and advertising or marketing collectibles) identified with all types of black celebrities is highly valued, as exampled by Walter Film’s own offerings that includes the following:
Many people don’t want “Mammy” items in their home because of the negativity they represent. The same thing goes for advertising memorabilia or any other type of collectible shedding a less-than-favorable light on black history.
Others have a completely opposite reaction. They want to own all types of Black Americana because those items reflect their cultural heritage. A collection reflecting both difficulties and triumphs embrace important aspects of lineage and interest in our nation’s history. It’s reported that Oprah Winfrey is among the celebrity collectors interested in black memorabilia, so other collectors are in good company.
Choosing items produced by black artists, or featuring musical or literary talents, actors, and sports figures in a positive light, can serve to balance a collection while entertaining and educating the owner. There are many items you can choose to collect that offer inspiration and help to banish negativity. From “The Spruce Crafts”