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Book Catalogue Reviews - March - 2013 Issue

75 Exceptional Books and Manuscripts from Peter Harrington

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Depession South Carolina from Roll, Jordan, Roll.

Item 65 offers a photographic look at one of America's poorest areas at the height of its most difficult time, the Great Depression. Doris Ulmann was a photographer from New York of healthy means. Julia Peterkin was a native of South Carolina who grew up with a black nursemaid and later married the owner of one of the most substantial plantations in the state. Together, the two set off in a chauffeur-driven limousine to explore the country around her estate, along the Gullah area of South Carolina. Ulmann's photographs give us a look at the lives of poor blacks trying to survive off the land in these most trying of times. The two published their account in 1933. Offered is a copy of the limited edition large paper copy, signed by the author and photographer, of Roll, Jordan, Roll. £24,500 (US $43,196).


Peter Harrington may be reached at +44 (0)20 7591 0220 or mail@peterharrington.co.ukTheir website is www.peterharrington.co.uk.

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