Lot 19: 1944 GI Map of segregated World War II Washington, DC
15th December 2016
Author: N/A; Title: Service Men’s Map of Washington / Full Information on Service Clubs, entertainment and Sightseeing...; Place Published: Washington, D.C.; Publisher: War Hospitality Committee, Civilian War Service, courtesy of the Pepsi Cola Co.; Date Published: 16207; Description: Revised edition. 4 x 7.5", expanding to 14.5 x 16". 2pp., with map on one side, keyed to number text on verso. Rare. WorldCat locates only one institutional copy - at the Library of Congress, a 1943 printing. Among the many clubs, canteens, churches and other recreational sites for men and women in uniform visiting the nation's capital during World War II were a dozen specifically designated "Negro": 2 [Benjamin] "Banneker Service Clubs", 2 YMCAS, the "Phyllis Wheatley YWCA", a Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and Congregational Church, USOs in Alexandria, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland, and one for the Negro Women's Battalion No. 2.
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