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|An additional trade card for H.B. Cook is found on page 157 of the|
Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection
|"clear the track"|
|Note some of these facial expressions. Some kids are concentrating on their work.|
One looks annoyed, another, mischievous.
Card printed by William Boell, Photographic, Lithographic, Drawing, Engraving & Printing Office. W. Boell. Practical Lithographer, 311 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
S.D. Sollers was among many who exhibited their products on the occasion of the centennial of the United States, as per this Google Books report:
We need to take a second look at one of these cards. What's portrayed here?
|"Sollers & Co's Minstrels"|
- Interlocutor: I'm astonished at you, Why, the idea of a man of your mental caliber talking about such sordid matters, right after listening to such a beautiful song! Have you no sentiment left?
- Tambo: No, I haven't got a cent left.
For a good summary of racist stereotypes in American media, the use of such stereotyping across many racial boundaries and how such a shortcut in our understanding of "others" has given us "permission" to behave like barbarians (yet another stereotype, I'm afraid) I highly recommend Ken Padgett's site,
|"There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.|
She had so many children, she knew not what to do...."
(except buy more shoes, evidently)
|from Library of Congress|
Title: J.O. Whitehouse's boot and shoe factory, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / The Major & Knapp Engr. Mf'g & Lith. Co., N.Y. Summary: Exterior view of factory; wagons and other street commerce in foreground. Contributor Names: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co. Created / Published New York : [187-]
J.O. owned a newspaper! (Google Books):
...and bred a trotting horse! (Google Books):
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