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Advertisement for Riggins soap, 1880-1890

EP001.01.021.01.01.011 (RS13175)

Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This advertisement, or label, promotes Riggins soap and depicts a woman using a washboard: "Der's no use talking missus. Riggins soap am de soap."

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1880-1890
Physical Description
1 trade card : chromolithograph
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0098
GUSN
190939
Reference Code
EP001.01.021.01.01.011

Record details

Originator
Riggins Soap (Firm) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
clothing
racial discrimination
soap (brick)
washing (cleaning)
washtubs (housekeeping containers)
Material Type
advertisements
Subjects
African American women
Washboards
Places
New England (United States) [general region] (Probably)
Notes
Included in the Boston African Americana Project.
Location Note
Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Cleaning: Household Soaps and Polishes
Physical Access Restrictions
Mounted on linen.

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