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  • We acquired this object.

1927

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Book, God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, 1927

This is a book. It was written by James Weldon Johnson and illustrated by Aaron Douglas and published by Viking Press.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Esperanza Spalding Selects.

It is dated 1927. Its medium is book, page 20b.

Trombones, not generally associated with spiritual preaching, carry the theme of James Weldon Johnson’s book of poetic sermons.

It is credited Collection of Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt, PS3519.O2625 G6.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (book open): 20 × 24 cm (7 7/8 × 9 7/16 in.) H x W x D (book closed): 20 × 18 cm (7 7/8 × 7 1/16 in.)

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