A Darky’s Prayer, Florida

Darky's Prayer PostcardDarky's Prayer PostcardTwo variations of “Darky’s Prayer” postcards, the first mailed in 1929 and the second in 1961. Countless versions of this theme were produced over at least forty years, with slightly differing images and “prayers”. Always offensive, the content of the prayer was toned-down somewhat over the decades, as can be seen in these two examples.

Old Slave Market

Slave Market PostcardThis linen postcard provides a look at the old slave market in St. Augustine, Florida. On the back is an interesting caption:

OLD SLAVE MARKET, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
The old slave market in the east end of the Plaza is an interesting landmark of antebellum days. Built in 1840 for a public market. Called “slave market” by an enterprising photographer to make his picture sell.