This postcard is part of a series from Curt Teich that they called the “Chocolate Drop Comics”.
Published by Sandoval News Service in El Paso, Texas, this linen postcard is tasteless on multiple levels.
Mailed in 1912, this postcard distinguishes itself by not only being extraordinarily tasteless, but also by the poor quality of the print work. It was published by The Ullman Manufacturing Co. (1901-1915) as part of their “Kute Koon Kids” series.
This “Black Americana” postcard (somehow I’ve never been comfortable with that term) was mailed within Nebraska in 1914.
It seems that “African-Americans in Peril” was a frequent subject of postcards back in the day, most often pertaining to Florida and its alligators. That’s one big ‘gator, but these kids look like they’ve got things under control.
From a set of postcards featuring black children, a series to which Curt Teich applied the unfortunate name, “Chocolate Drops Comics.”
This divided back postcard, or what’s left of it, is just wrong. Published by T.P. & Co. of New York, the card was mailed in 1910.
Two 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.
This 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.