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1880nonsports

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is not new to anyone. Not even Allen & Ginter. When I was going through my archives I found an adv. including Pet cigarettes and their manufacture. With China in the news - offered without comment.


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Casual racism is a feature of 19th century cards; can't escape it.  

1880s Sullivan Minstrel Show Trade Card.jpg 

A minstrel show was a perfectly acceptable vaudeville experience for Sullivan.  The Irish got it too:

1880s trade card Sullivan Ye Bruiser.jpg  1880s Trade Card Sullivan Ye Jolly Miller 1.jpg 

Note the booze bottles; the 'paddies' were known as drunks (though Sullivan actually was an alcoholic).  But people of African descent got the worst of it:

1890s French Racist Boxing Trade Cards 1 - Copy.jpg  1890s French Racist Boxing Trade Cards 1.jpg  1890s French Racist Boxing Trade Cards 2 - Copy.jpg  1890s French Racist Boxing Trade Cards 2.jpg  1890s French Racist Boxing Trade Cards 3.jpg 

it was not just American, as these French cards show.  

History is fugly, but instructive...


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