The Strange Face of Jim Crow

From Sambo ads to Mammy jars to lynching postcards, the propaganda that reinforced segregation.

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    E. Riley/Saxx Music Co./Jim Crow Museum

    Justifying Racism With Images

    The following historical images and photos of memorabilia may be disturbing, but they show the foundation being laid for negative stereotypes of African Americans that persist to this day in a less overt fashion. This slideshow is not meant to glorify, but rather to teach. Read more about how these images came to be in “Should Blacks Collect Racist Memorabilia?

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    Jim Crow Museum
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    M. Whitmark and Sons
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    E. Riley
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    Library of Congress
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    Saxx Music Co./Wikimedia Commons
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    Keppler, illustration from Puck, v. 46, no. 1190 (Dec. 27, 1899)
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    Library of Congress
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    Wikipedia Commons
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    Harkrider Drug Co., Center, Texas, 1908
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    The Cochrane Co., eBay
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    Postal Card & Novelty Co., eBay
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    Jim Crow Museum
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    Jim Crow Museum
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    Small Town Antiques, eBay
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    Kate Upton, 1895, Wikimedia Commons
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    Sharon Cumings, Pinterest
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    Hartmann-Schneider Co.;
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    Ullman Manufacturing Co., 1662, eBay
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    E.C. Kropp Pub. Co., Milwaukee,
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    By H. Horina, published by J.I. Austen Co., Chicago
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    Cole Book Co., 1906, eBay
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    Wilder Puck, Dec. 3, 1913, page 9, copyright Keppler & Schwarzmann, Library of Congress
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    Jim Crow Museum
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    Circa 1899, Library of Congress
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    Color halftone reproduction of drawing signed in lower left Erhart; copyright Keppler & Schwarzmann. Illustration in Puck, Feb. 26, 1913 

    For the Sunny South. An Airship With a 'Jim Crow' Trailer

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