Here is a great piece of vintage Black Americana probably from the 1940's. It is a dish towel featuring an African American butler in uniform holding a tray with coffee. Most of these towels that I have seen in the past are printed with an image. This one is hand appliqued and embroidered on a red and white striped background. Among the details that are impressive is the steam coming from the coffee, the yellow finial on the coffee pot, the yellow buttons down the white jacket and the hair. The towel measures 24.50" including the fringe X 16.75". It is really in incredible condition considering its age. The only issues are some stitches missing from the napkin that he is holding and some very tiny white dots on the bottom right hand area.
Vintage Black Americana Dish Towel With Butler