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Our new Topsy.

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Our new Topsy.
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
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
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ae1a1020-c52e-012f-8784-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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 September 22, 2017. 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.