Little Black Sambo 3 Dimensional Picture
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This fantastic 3 dimensional picture of "Little Black Sambo" is one of six that hung in the Sambo Restaurant in Dallas, Texas in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It has its original frame and measures 13 1/2" high and 10 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" thick. It is absolutely a rare and wonderful piece of history. The artist, Keith Ward (1906-2000), was a great American artist who also illustrated Little Black Sambo, Dick & Jane Primers, etc. A little history of Sambo's Restaurants - On June 17, 1957 the first of Sambo's nationwide chain of family restaurants was opened. The name derived from a combination of the original owners Sam Battistone and Newell Bonette who commonly were referred to as Sam and Bo. When they discovered the book "Little Black Sambo" written by Hellen Bartrum in 1899, they thought it was the perfect match - thus "Sambo". This Little Black Sambo framed 3-D picture is in very good to excellent condition. It would make a great addition to anyone's Black Memorabilia collection!! "Click" on the photo to the left to see an enlargement and any other photos we may have of this exceptional piece. Please use the "Ask A Question" button to the right if you have any questions concerning this item and remember - all sales are fully guaranteed!
L & J Antiques
- Terrell, Texas
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- Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
- Width: 10.5 inches
- Height: 13.5 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
- Very Good to Excellent
- Celluloid/Plastic/wood frame