M-244: African American Images

This collection is comprised of images pertaining to the social and political lives of African Americans. The collection is divided into four series: Political, Lifestyle, Advertising and Entertainment. The majority of the images are of 19th century origin and were published in major magazines at the time, such as Harpers Illustrated, Puck and Ladies Home Journal. Major artists include Nast and Sheppard.
A Government of the People, for the People, and By the People - That Cannot Protect the People, Shall Perish From the Earth
Political cartoon illustrated by T.H. Nash. "A Government of the people, for the people, and by the people" - that can not protect the people, shall perish from the earth. "GO ON" -- U. S. Grant The constitution of the United States must and shall be preserved - and protected.
A Trial of Patience
A TRIAL OF PATIENCE. - Drawn by S. G. McCutcheon.
Ain't we Cute Cream of Wheat Kids?
Cream of Wheat advertisment. Painted by Harry Stacey Benton for Cream of Wheat Co.
Christmas in Virginia
CHRISTMAS IN VIRGINIA - A PRESENT FROM THE GREAT HOUSE. - [Drawn by W. L. Sheppard.]
Cotton - Its Cultivation and Preparation in America
1, Cotton Plant. 2, Sowing of Cotton. 3, Hoeing Cottong. 4, Cotton Picking. 5, Cotton Ginning. 6, A Cottong Press. 7, Train laden with Cotton. 8, River Steamer laden with Cotton. 9, Cotton Shoot, conveying bales to the wharf.
Execution of Gordon the Slavetrader, New York, February 21, 1862
Originally appeared in Harper's Weekly March 8, 1862.
Great Union and Emancipation Meeting Held at Exeter Hall
Originally appeared in Harper's Weekly on March 14, 1862.
Let Us Clasp Hands Over the Bloody Chasm
H. G. "Let us clasp hands over the bloody chasm." "A Great Victory has been won in Georgia..... The verdict in Georgia is certainly conclusive." - New York Tribune, October 3, 1872. Illustrated by T. H. Nast.
Man and Boy Rabbit Hunting
Man and boy rabbit hunting, by A. B. Frost, 1904.
Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which They Were Captured
MISSISSIPPI KU-KLUX IN THE DISGUISES IN WHICH THEY WERE CAPTURED. [From a Photograph.], M-244-1-06a (location)
Negro Cabin
Negro Cabin. Description of the State of Virginia.
Outside of the Galleries of the House of Representatives During the Passage of the Civil Rights Bill.
Originally appeared in Harper's Weekly April 28, 1866. Page 269., M-244-1-04 (physical location)
Paddling for Sora Rail in Virginia
PADDLING FOR SORA RAIL IN VIRGINIA. -- Drawn by W. L. Shepard.
Standing back of Uncle Sam
Standing back of Uncle Sam. Cream of Wheat is Economical - One package will make ten quarts of cooked food.
The Blainiac White-caps.
THE BLAINIAC WHITE-CAPS. Illustrated by J.K.
The Hon. Robert Brown Elliott, of South Carolina
THE HONORABLE ROBERT BROWN ELLIOTT, OF SOUTH CAROLINA. From a Photograph by Gardner, Washington, D. C.
The Lion and the Unicorn Fighting
"THE LION AND THE UNICORN FIGHTING" - AGAIN (?) British Lion (to Lord D - Unicorn). "What! give up the Fugitive Slave, and not the Criminal Fugitive!"
The Mississippi Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
William Murrill, J.M Bryant, H.G. Jackson, Emporer Williams, E.H. Dicery, R.M. Small, Henry Green, J. Goodwyn, J.P. Newman, Hanly Ryan, Bishop Thomson, N.L. Drakeman, Scott Chitin, W.M. Henry, David Knala, Samuel Osborn, Thomas Kennedy., M-244-1-03 (physical location number).
The National Colored Convention in Session at Washington, D.C.
Sketched by Theo. R. Davis., M-244-1-05 (location)
The Poor Little Bride of 1860
Aunt Jemima advertisement.
The Song of the Kettle
THE SONG OF THE KETTLE - AN EVENING REVERIE.
Two Souls with but a single Thought!
Cream of Wheat advertisement. Painted by James Leslie Wallace for Cream of Wheat Co.
Wilful Slavery Makes Woful Suffering
Wilful Slavery Makes Woful Suffering. Colored Labor to White Labor. "No sooner am I really set free than you enslave yourselves, at the expense of your families too." Illustrated by T. H. Nast.
Wood-sellers, Richmond, Virginia
WOOD-SELLERS, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. -[Drawn by W. L. Sheppard.], M-244-1-06b (location)

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