At the turn of the century, African
Americans were most often portrayed in a very racist manner. The
image above is a lithograph advertising a Minstrel show, which is a
typical racist image of the day. The black man is portrayed as a
fat lazy man, guarding his watermelon patch. Three black children
are shown attempting to steal the black man's watermelons. The image was
created by the Strobridge Lithograph company in 1900, and portrays
Blacks in a very negative manner.
Archival grade prints of this image in 8X10 or 13X19 are available for a
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