You are viewing a racist picture of a
Negro playing the trombone. The lithograph was created by the U.S.
Printing Company in 1899, and reveals many of the racist attitudes of
the day. The illustration portrays the black man with
stereotypical facial features, and he is portrayed somewhat as a
buffoon. He is shown to be careless, as he stomps on a valuable
violin. Images such as this were common at the turn of the century.
At this time, Blacks were often the object of ridicule.
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