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[Calendar or trade card featuring an African-American shoeshine in New York, 1885?]

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Advertiser:
Clarence Brooks and Co
Physical description:
Ink on paper, 3" x 4-3/4"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Cartoons (humorous images)
Calendars
Date:
1885
Summary:
Clarence Brooks and Co. trade card showing two African-American men with an African American shoeshine boy. The boy is pointing to the shoes of one man, who wears a red and yellow suit. Caption: "Elderly gent, 'Why does he want to shine 'em up for nuffin? Spect de little nigger tinks deyd be a big advertisement for him.'"
Topic:
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Business Advertising--Calenders
Racism
Local number:
040060112.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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