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EUBIE BLAKE - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED CIRCA 1972 - HFSID 142076

EUBIE BLAKE Eubie Blake hand-addressed this yellow manila envelope to Francis Schillinger of New York in 1972. With return address for Eubie Blake Music in Brooklyn, New York stamped on envelope in balck ink. Envelope unsigned. 12½x9½ manila envelope. Postmarked Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 1972.

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EUBIE BLAKE
Eubie Blake hand-addressed this yellow manila envelope to Francis Schillinger of New York in 1972. With return address for Eubie Blake Music in Brooklyn, New York stamped on envelope in balck ink.
Envelope unsigned. 12½x9½ manila envelope. Postmarked Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 1972. Hand-addressed "To Mrs. Francis Schillinger", New York City. With return address for Eubie Blake Music stamped in black ink twice in upper left corner and once on verso. With three 8¢ American flag stamps affixed.The son of slaves, Blake (1883-1983, born James Hubert Blake in Baltimore, Maryland) met musician Noble Sissle in 1915. Together they helped create the Broadway show Shuffle Along, whose cast included Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson. Many of Blake's most famous songs came from Shuffle Along, including I'm Just Wild about Harry and Love Will Find a Way. Performing at concerts until he was 99, Blake died five days after his 100th birthday. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Address bled slightly but is still legible. Envelope was closed with metal fastener and opened neatly on left edge. Folded once near bottom edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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