SCARCE VERY RACIST BLACK AMERICANA POSTCARD

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  • Item Category: Advertising
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 01, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Black Americana postcard with a colorful and very racist depiction of a Black family enjoying bathing in the ocean, all in the water up to their chests, with a skinny father, wearing glasses & smoking a corn cob pipe, his big wife, and young son & daughter. T is another Black child in the water, with only the legs sticking up. Captioned above: "OH MAMMY! IS WE HAVIN' A ELEGANT TIME! EXCUSE IT DE' BLOTS! (a rather racist pun, with the Black people being the blots, instead of ink blots).

Postally used, with 1936 dated FAR ROCKAWAY N.Y. postmark tying 1c stamp.

Scarce.

Very Fine.