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FREDERIC BANCROFT - POST CARD SIGNED 05/25/1900 - HFSID 273065

FREDERIC BANCROFT. Postcard signed: "Sincerely yours,/Frederic Bancroft/Paris, May 25, 1900", 3½x5½. French postal card with imprinted postage, postmarked Paris, May 28, 1900. Addressed by Bancroft to: "[M]r Wm H. Fry, Harrisburg, Penn, Etats Unis

Sale Price $136.00

Reg. $160.00

Condition: lightly creased
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FREDERIC BANCROFT. Postcard signed: "Sincerely yours,/Frederic Bancroft/Paris, May 25, 1900", 3½x5½. French postal card with imprinted postage, postmarked Paris, May 28, 1900. Addressed by Bancroft to: "[M]r Wm H. Fry, Harrisburg, Penn, Etats Unis". Also bears Harrisburg postmark of June 6, 1900". Magazine photograph, b/w, 3x4¼, affixed at lower margin of signature side. Imprinted signature at lower portion of image, imprinted caption at lower margin. Historian Frederic Bancroft (1860-1945) devoted his life to researching and chronicling slavery in the American South. His works include Slave Trading in the Old South (1931) and The Colonization of American Negroes, 1801-1865. Bancroft, whose bequest established the Bancroft Prize at Columbia University, also served as Librarian of the U.S. Department of State from 1888-1892. Lightly creased and soiled. Worn at edges. Photograph has ½-inch tears at lower corners, partially separating it from the postcard. Mounting remnants on address side (no show through). Pencil note (unknown hand) at upper right corner. Overall, fine condition.

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