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Sackett & Wilhelms Litho. & Prt. Co. (Lithographer)
Gillam, Victor (Artist)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

African-American Cartoons

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899-07-11
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC AFRA-Car
African Americans
Cross dressing
Topsy (Fictitious character)
Uncle Sam (Nickname)
Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964
Philippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902
Cartoons (Commentary)
Ethnic stereotypes
Content : Printed on border: "Entered at the post office at New York as second class matter. Copyright 1899. By Arkell publishing company. Title registered as a trade mark." "Topsy (Aguinaldo)--'I's so awful wicked there cain't nobody do nothin' with me. I keeps Miss [Feeley] a-swearin' at me half de time, 'cause I's mighty wicked, I is.' " Printed on image: "Iloilo" "Aguinaldo"

Source identifier: JG (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Form: Lithographs ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Note: Image damaged at bottom corners.
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 31 x 22 cm. (12 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1686811
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17625804
Barcode : 33333159329461
UUID: ae1a1020-c52e-012f-8784-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Our new Topsy." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899-07-11. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-fb90-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Our new Topsy." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-fb90-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1899-07-11). Our new Topsy. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-fb90-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Our new Topsy.