Advertisement for Riggins soap, 1880-1890

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1880-1890

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Cleaning: Household Soaps and Polishes

GUSN

GUSN-190939

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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."

Details

Descriptive Terms

racial discrimination
soap (brick)
washtubs (housekeeping containers)
washing (cleaning)
clothing
advertisements

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0098

Physical Description

1 trade card : chromolithograph

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.021.01.01.011

Places

New England (United States) [general region]

Record Details

Originator

Riggins Soap (Firm) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

advertisements

Subjects

African American women
Washboards

Accruals Note

Included in the Boston African Americana Project.

Restrictions

Mounted on linen.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Cleaning: Household Soaps and Polishes