"The Unwritten History": Alexander Gumby's African America

Gumby's Past > "The Negro in Stamps"


Scrapbook 97:
"The Negro in Stamps,"
p. 21 [recto]

Gumby's sense of continuity between past and present is most clearly on display in pages where he juxtaposed historic and contemporary items of a similar nature or on a similar theme. This is the case in the page reproduced at right, which featured both a nineteenth-century engraving of the Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture and twentieth-century postage stamps issued by Haiti and featuring a similar likeness.


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