Trade card for B.B. Roberts' Lodging House, Lawrence, Mass., 1880-1890

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1880-1890

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Hotels and Taverns: Massachusetts

GUSN

GUSN-189457

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Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card for B. B. Roberts' Lodging House at 439 Essex Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts, depicts two boys tripping a woman in a field while other people pick cotton.

Details

Descriptive Terms

racial discrimination
hotels (public accommodations)
taverns
trade cards (advertising)

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0006

Physical Description

1 trade card: chromolithograph

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.062.04.01.006

Image Dimensions

2 13/16 x 4 9/16 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Lawrence (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

B.B. Roberts' Lodging House
J.H. Bufford & Co. (Lithographer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Subjects

African Americans
Cotton picking

Accruals Note

Included in the Boston African Americana Project.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Hotels and Taverns: Massachusetts