A Vintage Black Americana memorabilia ashtray complete with advertising is presented that is quite rare. This Vintage Black memorabilia ashtray appeals both to the collector of Black Americana Memorabilia as well as Advertising Memorabilia.
Circa 1940’s-50’s, this Black Americana ashtray measures 5 ¼ inches in diameter. The outer border is painted in gold, which enables the subject matter to stand out even more. In the center, which is recessed, is a Black child near a fence apparently trying to escape a large bird that is after him. The caption on the bottom says "Help, Help". This young African American child is attired in off white pants and a red shirt and one can clearly see him yelling for help! The background coloration of this vintage tobacciana ashtray is an off white, so the subject matter stands out very well. There are three recessed areas towards the outer edge for placement of a cigarette. BE SURE TO SEE ALL PHOTOS.
The advertising portion reads: M. J. Pirolli & Sons, Inc, Building and Plasterers Supplies, WA. It is complete with the phone number with the requisite number of digits of the era. This is a perfect cross-over vintage collectible for both its black Americana memorabilia subject matter and vintage advertising. It is in perfect condition, ready for the collector!
All painted colors are bright and vivid free of any damage or fading whatsoever. The entire vintage ashtray is also free of any cracks or crazing.
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