Justifying Racism With Images E. Riley/Saxx Music Co./Jim Crow Museum
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? 1904 Watermelon Coon Card All Coons Look Alike to Me
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Thomas D. Rice as Jim Crow 1832 Life in Philadelphia Plate Jemima's Wedding Day, Boston 1899 Saxx Music Co./Wikimedia Commons Our Christmas Tree (Puck, 1899) Keppler, illustration from Puck, v. 46, no. 1190 (Dec. 27, 1899) Wm. H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee Imperial Minstrels Postcard, 1906 Chlorinol Soda Bleaching Ad The Dogwood Tree Postcard, 1908 Harkrider Drug Co., Center, Texas, 1908 A Joy Ride in Florida, Early 1900s The Contest, 1908 All-in-Gator Lunch in Florida Postal Card & Novelty Co., eBay Black Figure and Alligator, Ceramic Chicken Inn Bellhop Cookie Jar, Ceramic Mammy Cookie Jar Small Town Antiques, eBay Jolly Bank The Adventures of 2 Dutch Girls and a Golliwogg Kate Upton, 1895, Wikimedia Commons Mammy Cookie Jar Sharon Cumings, Pinterest 2 Loving Hearts Nuff Stuff Overalls, 1924 Hartmann-Schneider Co.; union-made.blogspot.com Who's Dat Say Chickun, Little Coons Series Ullman Manufacturing Co., 1662, eBay A Bird in the Hand Postcard, 1907 A 'Fowl' Proceeding Postcard E.C. Kropp Pub. Co., Milwaukee, eBay.com A Dream of Paradise Postcard, 1910 By H. Horina, published by J.I. Austen Co., Chicago Sambo in a Watermelon Brings Greeting From Dixieland Cole Book Co., 1906, eBay Little Rastus's Idea of Grandpa in Heaven, 1913 Wilder Puck, Dec. 3, 1913, page 9, copyright Keppler & Schwarzmann, Library of Congress Hot Mikado With Bill Robinson Anheuser-Busch Black and Tan Prepared Only by Anheuser-Busch Brew'g Ass'n Circa 1899, Library of Congress For the Sunny South. An Airship With a 'Jim Crow' Trailer Color halftone reproduction of drawing signed in lower left Erhart; copyright Keppler & Schwarzmann. Illustration in Puck, Feb. 26, 1913 Like The Root on Facebook . Follow us on Twitter .