1904 RACIST STEREOGRAM (STEREOSCOPIC CARD)

DSC06444This stereogram, reinforcing racist caricatures, shows a white farmer holding a pitchfork in one hand  and grabs the shoulder of a black youth.  Titled “No Massa, I don’ steal yo chickens!“–yet somehow Massa has his suspicions.”  There appear to be young chicks peeking through holes in the young man’s hat.

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Stereoscopy is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision.  Any stereoscopic image is called stereogram. Originally, stereogram referred to a pair of stereo images which could be viewed using a stereoscope. Stereoscope (below) not included.

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