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Stock# 54378
Description

Rare racist caricature, published in London by W.H. Issacs and engraved by Charles Hunt.

As noted described by the Library Company of Philadelphia:

Racist caricature of an African American town crier performing his duties on a busy Philadelphia street. The raggedly dressed crier wearing a yellow straw hat holds up his bell in one hand, and the news in the other. He calls out the upcoming events, including sales of merchandise, a "sarmont on Temperance," and a "Colored Ball at Mrs. Johnsons." Several spectators listen including an African American belle, an African American urchin boy, a white peddler who walks a dog that has torn the crier's copy of the news, and a white shopkeeper in his store's doorway. Contains five lines of dialogue below the image which reflects the crier's news.