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Limited edition print featuring Alice Walker signature and excerpt from "The Color Purple", 1999

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 12, item: 3

Scope and Contents

A limited edition print measuring 20 x 10 cm created in 1999, consisting of an photographic image (in the background) of an oil lamp and feather pen, printed in duotone shades of brown and black. Printed in the foreground is a brief passage from Alice Walker's The Color Purple: "I'm pore, I'm black, I may be ugly and can't cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I'm here. Celie." The image is signed by Alice Walker in gold ink and numbered seventeen out of forty-nine editions made. The print is contained in a brown, faux leather folder, stamped in gold, which reads “Limited Edition from ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker.” Accompanying the print is a folder with embossed seal of Parchment Gallery Graphics, in which more information about the print is provided from the publisher.


  • Creation: 1999


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.


From the Collection: .167 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA