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Overestimated Intelligence. "Talk 'bout cats not hevin' 'telegence! Dey knows I hab fish in dis yeah baskit's well's I do myse'f. G'long off, you scound'els, an' wait fur de bones."

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Cartoons and stereotypes.

Scrapbook of cartoons (1880s-early 1900s)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: [188-?]-[19--]
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Cartoons and Stereotypes
Topics
African Americans
Notes
Content : Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.

Content : Cartoons and Stereotypes consists of caricatures and stereotyped images of African Americans from the 1830s to the 1960s. Similar images can be found in Entertainers, the Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection, and in the Stereograph collection.

Content : Three-fourths of the collection consists of a 146-page unbound scrapbook of cartoons (1880s-early 1900s) clipped from various newspapers and magazines including Harper's Bazaar, Godey's Magazine, and the Baltimore American, accompanied by captions written in black dialect. The majority of the cartoons are by Peter Newell, however, also included is work by C. M. Coolidge, D. K. Este, E. W. Kemble, F. T. Richards, W. L. Sheppard, and L. H. Stephens.

Content: The collection consists of half-tone prints and photographic reproductions of sheet music covers and prints. Subjects depicted include Blackface minstrelsy, political satire, and racist portrayals of African Americans in various domestic and social situations. Also included are political and editorial cartoons relating to such issues as black labor, Jim Crow, and racial violence.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG06-F344
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b16387761
UUID: 73b99f10-c60a-012f-feb3-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • : Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Overestimated Intelligence. "Talk 'bout cats not hevin' 'telegence! Dey knows I hab fish in dis yeah baskit's well's I do myse'f. G'long off, you scound'els, an' wait fur de bones."" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/668166e4-ca6d-ee4f-e040-e00a18067574

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Overestimated Intelligence. "Talk 'bout cats not hevin' 'telegence! Dey knows I hab fish in dis yeah baskit's well's I do myse'f. G'long off, you scound'els, an' wait fur de bones."" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/668166e4-ca6d-ee4f-e040-e00a18067574

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. Overestimated Intelligence. "Talk 'bout cats not hevin' 'telegence! Dey knows I hab fish in dis yeah baskit's well's I do myse'f. G'long off, you scound'els, an' wait fur de bones." Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/668166e4-ca6d-ee4f-e040-e00a18067574

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Overestimated Intelligence. "Talk 'bout cats not hevin' 'telegence! Dey knows I hab fish in dis yeah baskit's well's I do myse'f. G'long off, you scound'els, an' wait fur de bones."