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

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

ca. 1885

Location Note

Library and Archives: Stacks: Jewett House Collection: Trade Cards: Racial Stereotypes

GUSN

GUSN-190935

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

racial discrimination
illustrations (layout features)
advertising
trade cards (advertising)

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0093

Physical Description

1 trade card

Collection Code

MS014

Collection Name

Jewett family papers

Reference Code

MS014.TMP.001

Places

New England (United States) [general region]

Record Details

Originator

J. & P. Coat (Manufacturer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Subjects

African American boys

Accruals Note

Included in the Boston African Americana Project.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Library and Archives: Stacks: Jewett House Collection: Trade Cards: Racial Stereotypes