Just like the weird connection American culture had in associating blacks with watermelon (see watermelon postcards in this collection), they also associated African-Americans as bait for alligators with a common theme of African-Americans running from alligators.
1) Unknown date: Caption reads “Alligator Bait” 3 black children being eyed by an alligator.
2) 1916 “A Darky’s Prayer, Florida” Postcard shows a black man in tears as he runs from 3 alligators. Postcard reads “Dese gaters looked so feary, And yet dey ‘peered so tame. But now that I done met ’em, I’ll never be de same.”
3) 1944 Black man is chased up a tree by 3 alligators. Caption reads “Come On Down. I’se Waiting For You In Florida.”