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Published by:
Newspaper Enterprise Association, American, founded 1902  Search this
Illustrated by:
James Robert Williams, Canadian, 1888 - 1957  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 5 5/16 × 5 3/4 in. (13.5 × 14.6 cm)
This comic features an illustration of an interaction between a black cowboy and two white cowboys. The black cowboy is on horseback and his holding a hat in his hands. He as a second horse behind him who's reins he has tied to the other horse's tail. The two white cowboys are also on horseback and are wearing hats. Two text bubbles appear above the men and read [WHY, ICK, THET'S / REDICKLUS, KEEPIN/ / A HOSS FROM BUCKIN' / THETAWAY! WHY, TH' / HULL COUNTRY WILL / BE A LAUGHIN' AT / YUH!] and [WELL, I'D SOONER / HAB DEM LAUGHIN' / AT ME ON DE HOSS / DAN ON DE GROUND!]. The title of the comic is printed in the bottom center [THE BRAKE]. Date and copywrite information is printed in the bottom left corner [COPR. 1940 BY NEA Service, INC. T.M. REQ. U.S. PAT OFF]. The illustrator's name is printed in the bottom right corner [J.R. WILLIAMS / 5-3]
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Racist and Stereotypical Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture