“A Nutsplitters Vacation or A Mechanical Tourist – All the Latest Railroad Talk – Highball All the Way” by Carl C. Davis. Copyright 1907. Front cover and 2 front pages detached. It seems like two other pages may be missing, judging from the numbering, but they are probably end papers or illustrations as the booklet seems complete. Half of spine missing. Obviously this booklet has condition problems, but the value is in the front cover. 82 pages. 5″ x 7″.
This Lifesavers advertisement from 1950 uses a minstrel/blackface representation (caricature of a black man) to advertise. Quite a large add and in excellent condition; slight yellowing from age and uniform foxing.
This 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. Continue reading
An anti-Civil Rights view of what happened in Selma, Alabama in 1965 is contained in this book “Selma” by Robert M. Mikell. Book also shows an unusual preoccupation with alleged interracial relationships (see photo of back cover). The photo of the car where Civil Rights heroine Viola Liuzzo was murdered is in particular poor taste (especially with how the publisher has “colorized” it).
This matchbook cover came from the Golden West Hotel in San Diego, CA in or about 1925. The graphics are excellent and it is in great condition.
This is a segregationist booklet from 1957 titled “Segregation and the South” by Judge Tom Brady. A very interesting document from the infamous White Citizen’s Council of Greenwood, Mississippi. Interesting illustrative reference to the Little Rock Crisis of 1957 on the back showing a soldier with a bayonet “forcing” children to integrate, with the slogan “REMEMBER LITTLE ROCK.” Continue reading
This is a New York Sun newspaper from June 29, 1913. Amazing 2 column prominent headline: “I am Fighting to Eliminate Negroes and Whiskey, says Senator Vardaman. The new Senator from Mississippi says they are the twin evils of our civilization. Proposes to wipe Negroes Continue reading
This is a 1954 tourism advertisement (from Department of Conservation and Development) that reinforces the stereotype of African-Americans as servants.
Measures a large 5 1/4″ x 13 1/2″.
This racially stereotypical cartoon in the October 9, 1926 edition of the Columbus Dispatch, shows a personification of the sun seated above a stereotypical image of a black-faced character (minstrel-style). This is approximately a quarter page drawing and is still on the full single sheet of the newspaper.
Black stereotype advertisement for ham in Munsey’s Magazine. The entire advertisement is written in a stereotypically “ignorant Negro”-style dialect. Back side is a Dennison ad. 1906.
This rare 78 album (heavy cardboard “book”) has several attached Victor record sleeves with records. VG/EX condition. Very presentable.
I’m guessing the age to be 1930’s or 1940’s.
In 1962, Crayola voluntarily changed their “flesh” crayon. Guess what color of flesh it represented? They changed it to “peach” in an attempt to avoid any legal issues.
This 24 count box of Crayola Crayons is missing 4 colors. The box is in good condition, though you can see wear and scribble marks in the photos.
6″x12″ metal license plate marked “I went all de way wit L.B.J.” and pictures a racist caricature of a pregnant black woman. 1964.
Lyndon Johnson’s campaign slogan was “All the Way With LBJ.” His opponent came up with a racist play on words: “I Went All De Way Wif LBJ.” Continue reading
A Thomas Nast political print from Harper’s Weekly, July 11, 1868. This is large (see the wristwatch in the photo to see the size). Caption under photo says “Would You Marry Your Daughter to a Nigger?” It is a magazine edition and in VG condition. The original print is matted in black. It shows the Democratic Party being wed to a black man with the Press looking on.
Scottsboro The Firebrand of Communism by Files Crenshaw, Jr., and Kenneth A. Miller. This is a very racist account of a famous trial known as the “Scottsboro Nine”–Nine blacks accused of attacking and raping 2 white women on March 25, 1931 on a freight train in Scottsboro Alabama (Jackson County). Of course the men were railroaded (see explanation below). The women, years later, recanted their story.
This is a racist postcard from South Africa. It says “K was a Kaffir afraid of the sun”. In South Africa today, the term is regarded as highly racially offensive, in the same way as “nigger” in the United States and other English-speaking countries. It is seldom used as an isolated insult, but rather is used systematically by openly racist individuals when talking about black people, and as such was very common in the apartheid era. Use of the word has been actionable in South African courts since at least 1976 under the offense of crimen injuria: “the unlawful, intentional and serious violation of the dignity of another”.
I found this framed print in a local antique store.
Written by Albert C. Persons, this is a very biased/racist account of the Civil Rights events that occurred in Selma, Alabama in 1965. The booklet is titled “The True Selma Story” with the subtitle “Sex and Civil Rights“. It was published in 1966. The author states “The greatest obstacle in the Negro’s search for “Freedom” is the Negro himself and the leaders he has chosen to follow.” Publication includes “unsavory police and court records of the leaders of the civil rights movement.” Continue reading
This sheet music from 1906 is titled “Carry Me Back To Old Virginny”. Cover art is a famous painting showing a plantation scene. A portion of the lyrics say “There’s where the old darkey’s heart am long’d to go. That’s where I labor’d so. There’s where this old darkey’s life will pass away. Massa and missis have…”
The date printed on the sheet music says 1906; someone has written 1921 in pencil at the top.
Just like the weird connection American culture had in depicting blacks running away from alligators (see alligator postcards in this collection), they also commonly associated African Americans with watermelon.
Caricature of black individual with mouth wide open made into an ashtray. It has protective flannel circles on the bottom and is marked “John 62” (I assume that means made in 1962). Continue reading
This 1925 insurance coupon is from The Insurance Company of North America and is about the size of a large bookmark. It includes a stereotypical image of the grinning “Negro Porter” who is all-too-happy to serve.
This 1950’s brochure titled “The Ugly Truth About the NAACP” is an address by Attorney General Eugene Cook of George before the 55th Annual Convention of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia which was held in Atlanta.
These racist caricatures depicting Japanese as animals (look at the hands and feet) reflect racist attitudes during World War II…the kind of attitudes that likely led to the Japanese Internment Camps. Magazine is in Very Good condition, complete, spine solid, no writing or tears, has a few small dog-ears on pages.