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Photograph. Martin J. Dain.
[Faulkner's Grave]. 7 July 1962. 20 x 30 cm.
A successful commercial photographer in New York, Martin Dain visited Lafayette County several times in the early 1960s, attempting to capture on film scenes evoking Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha. In the spring of 1962, he returned to Oxford to document Faulkner's funeral--including this previously unpublished glimpse of gravediggers preparing the author's final resting place in St. Peter's Cemetery. Dain's photographs of Faulkner and Mississippi have achieved wide circulation over the last thirty years, notably in his book Faulkner's County: Yoknapatawpha (1964) and the work Faulkner's World: The Photographs of Martin J. Dain (1997). The University of Mississippi acquired the Dain Collection, comprising over 8,000 negatives in 1993.
Sheet Music. Mosquito. By Flo Field Hampton; arranged by Harry L. Alford. Crystal Springs, Mississippi: Flo Field Hampton Publishing Co., c. 1926.
Eudora Welty illustrated the cover for this musical piece written by Flo Field Hampton, her English teacher at Jackson Junior-Senior High School: "O Mos-qui-ta, Mos-qui-ta, you bi-ta my feet-a!" This rare piece of Welty juvenilia is the only recorded copy.
Broadside. "You are cordially invited to a Cocktail Party and Literary Evening in honor of Richard Wright author of 'Uncle Tom's Children'/ Harlem I.W.O. Center-317 West 125th Street/ Saturday/ June 4th 1938." 21x14 cm.
Among the list of sponsors for this subscribed event are Langston Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilkins, Arthur Schomburg, and Ralph Ellison.
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