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Muskogee: Phoenix Directory Company, 1915. [6],500,[4]pp., plus [32]pp. designated "Memoranda" Later green buckram, black spine titles. Mild edge wear and soiling to boards. Ex-Sutro Library, with shelf mark on spine, bookplate on front pastedown, barcode on front free endpaper, and small ink stamps on front free endpaper, first ad leaf, and titlepage. Minor toning to text, with a few small notations in colored pencil. Overall, a very good copy. A scarce edition of a very useful and informative Muskogee, Oklahoma directory published just before World War I. The work includes an alphabetical residential directory; another arranged by streets; a street and avenue guide; a list of federal, state, and local officials; an "Appendix of Miscellaneous Information regarding Commercial Institutions, Churches, Schools, Clubs, Secret Societies, etc.;" plus a "Complete Classified Business Directory" arranged by business type. A short advertisement section at the front touts businesses such as J.C. Scruggs Practical Horseshoer, Street Eicholtz Furniture Company, and the Hyde Park Greenhouses. A legion of businesses advertise in the headers, footers, and margins around the text throughout. One such advertiser is the Right Way Laundry, which asserts they are "the Only Laundry in Muskogee that Washes for WHITE PEOPLE ONLY." The directory includes entries for fourteen "Colored Societies" from the Hiram Masonic Lodge to the "Young Men's Christian Association (colored)." Also, as with other directories published in Oklahoma (and other places) at this time, African-American residents are de … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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