Project Gado is pleased to support the efforts of the City Lit Project by donating three professional printed photographs from the Afro American Newspapers’ World War 2 collections. The photographs will be raffled off as part of the CityLit Raffle. Many thanks to the Afro for supporting this donation.
The CityLit Raffle continues until the evening of Tuesday, April 17th, when they draw the winners. To enter, go to CITYLITPROJECT.ORG and click on donate. Donate $10 for each entry. City Lit will create raffle slips for each $10 you contribute.
Winners will be contacted by email/phone. They will also be announced on CityLit’s website and Facebook page. Please LIKE CityLIt Project on Facebook for a list of winners.
The raffle items are:
1) A private tour of literary Baltimore through rare books and manuscripts. Gabrielle Dean, Curator of Modern Literary Rare Books and Manuscripts at Johns Hopkins, will give your group an exclusive look at materials that helped to create the careers of some of Baltimore’s best-known (and least known) literary denizens. This tour can be scheduled for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, depending on availability, from May 15 to October 15. We can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we’ll meet in the glorious George Peabody Library—itself a crucial landmark in Baltimore’s literary history. (Value — Priceless)
2, 3, 4) Three lucky people will win one of three superb 20×30 professional prints of World War 2 images from the Afro American Newspaper’s archival collections. Dating to 1942, these images depict the daily lives of African American soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The images were digitized by Project Gado, using an innovative archival scanning technology developed here in Baltimore. They are the generous gift of the Afro American Newspapers and GadoImages.com” “The Afro American Newspapers are the oldest African American news source in the country, with archives dating to 1890. GadoImages.com is a newly-launched website which allows scholars and community members to purchase professional prints of images from the Afro’s extensive and historically rich collections. The website currently showcases 1,100 of the paper’s images, with 40,000 more coming online by July 2012.” The value of each print is $75.00 (if you could find one!)
5) A pair of tickets to both the opening and closing night of Maryland Film Festival 2012 (May 3 & May 6) as well as a 2012 Maryland Film Festival poster signed by John Waters. Donated by the Maryland Film Festival (Tickets valued at $150; Poster — priceless.)
6) Free 3 month trial membership @ Brick Bodies Downtown — (expires 9/2012)
7) A bag of books from the Johns Hopkins University Press (The Rockets’ Red Glare — An Illustrated History of The War of 1812; Gilbert Sandler — Home from Baltimore; Dining on the B & O and Baltimore Trails)
8 A bag of children’s books from The Ivy Book Shop (The Everything Kids Astronomy Book (soft cover); The Big Bigger Biggest Book (hardback); The Book of Why(hardback); Puff the Magic Dragon (hardback, including the music CD)