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Trade card for J. & P. Coat's spool cotton, ca. 1885

MS014.TMP.001 (RS13170)

Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card promotes J. & P. Coats thread. A boy sits on a spool of thread, with crows at his feet. A large anthropomorphisized sun frowns. The text "We never fade!!" is written in the upper left-hand corner.

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Details

Collection Name
Jewett family papers
Collection Code
MS014
Dates
ca. 1885
Physical Description
1 trade card
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0093
GUSN
190935
Reference Code
MS014.TMP.001

Record details

Originator
J. & P. Coat (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
advertising
illustrations (layout features)
racial discrimination
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
African American boys
Places
New England (United States) [general region] (Probably)
Notes
Included in the Boston African Americana Project.
Location Note
Library and Archives: Stacks: Jewett House Collection: Trade Cards: Racial Stereotypes

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