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Stereotypes, Racism, Performances, Minstrelsy, Black America, Song and Dance
United States: 1829-19074.19. A gathering of twenty-three (23) items promoting performances by and/or exploiting Black entertainers spanning the years 1829 and 1907. Most of the items are sheet music, with one printed flyer and one illustrated printed flyer. White people in black face and Minstrelsy are well represented, as well.....
Ethnic, Cultural, Indigenous
1920s-1930s. A 9" x 12" broadside with an image from a photograph of "Chief Strong Fox", Nationally Known Indian Chief Lecture. It boasts "This is the Original Troupe" "Historical Entertainment - A Troupe of Five American Indians in Costumes - Direct from the United States Indian Reservation--Introducting all the Ceremonial.....
Camp Fire Girls, Scouts, Youth Groups, Diversity and Inclusion, Women and Friendship
New York, New York: Camp Fire Girls, 1920s. A gathering of nine (9) items from the 1920s relating to an Iowa branch of the youth organization Camp Fire Girls. Highlights include three bound gatherings of typewritten meeting programs with lists of members and officers, as well as a handwritten copy.....
Made by Hand, Transformation, Paper Dolls, Overlay, Ethnicity, Metamorphosis
[1860s]. A 3 1/8" somewhat naive watercolor paper doll drawn and cut from pith paper and applied to a plain paper backing. Also includes eight (8) different costumes of various nationalities including Old English, Bohemian, Polish, Circassian, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Prussian. Each in traditional attire with head ware. Each.....
Patriotism, Oaths, New York State
Binghamton, New York: Defenders of the Flag, c.1896. Printed oath card (3.25"by 5", printed on both sides in red and blue) with large American flag, faintly signed in pencil by Edna A.H. Minger in 1896, cementing her promise to "to always defend the flag" as a member of the Defenders.....