African American Resources at the CHS


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Ephemera

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1900) for E. E. Osborne of Bridgeport, CT, showing an African-American man and baby.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1890) for Rising Sun Stove Polish showing an African-American man and woman in the kitchen. She is berating him for the inferior quality stove blacking he purchased.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1870) showing an African-American maid serving watermelon slices to two white children.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1870) for Pierce's paints. Shows African-American man in mule wagon.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1880) for Czar Baking Powder showing an African-American woman and child in kitchen admiring the prodigious size of a loaf of bread, apparently made with the product.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1880) for Holbrook and Taylor of Danbury, CT, showing an African-American boy being dumped off a mule's back into a watering trough.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1920) for Boston and Waterbury Clothing Company of Waterbury, CT, showing an African-American man using a telephone.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1880) for J. A. Godfrey of Waterbury, CT, showing an African-American child dressed in hunter's top hat, holding a riding crop, and reading the Sporting News.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (ca. 1880) for J. A. Richardson of Waterbury, CT, showing ten African-American children riding a toboggan.

Polychrome lithographed advertising card (1884) for J. Temple of Thomaston, CT, showing an African-American man riding a mule and playing polo.

Monochrome advertising card (ca. 1900) for The David House of Waterbury, CT, showing an African-American couple courting while children look on.

Monochrome advertising card (ca. 1900) for Williams' Yankee Corn Killer, showing an African-American man before and after using the product.

Polychrome valentine postcard (1915) showing an African-American boy carrying a large red heart. The legend reads: "Valentine Greetings. Mah heart am your'n."

Polychrome stand-up valentine card (ca. 1920), printed by Tuck in Germany, showing African-American girl holding a slate, upon which is written: "If u luv me I'm sure that I luv you much more!"

Polychrome valentine (ca. 1920) depicts African-American boy holding sign reading "Ah needs you fo' ma valentine." The boy's hat moves.

Polychrome birthday card (ca. 1920) showing an "Aunt Jemima" figure with a plate of steaming pancakes.