African Americans -- Caricatures and cartoons
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Currier & Ives Darktown Prints
Call Number: JWJ MSS 158
Scope and Contents: A collection of caricatures of African Americans published by the firm Currier & Ives as a series of "Darktown" comics. The drawings were made by artists associated with the firm, primarily John Cameron (1828-1906) and Thomas Worth (1834-1917). Also present are restrikes of "Darktown" images published later by Joseph Koehler in New York and S. Lipschitz & Son in London.At the folder level, references are provided to the two standard Currier & Ives...
Dates: 1880-1907, bulk 1880-1896
Peter Newell collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 63
Overview: The collection contains 73 drawings by illustrator Peter Newell which were acquired by the library, either by purchase or gift, primarily through funds left to the library by Newell's grandson Alfred Z. Baker (1907-1987). They include illustrations created for the Harper and Brothers firm and their periodicals Harper's Weekly, Harper's Monthly, and Harper's Bazar; illustrations created for other publishers; examples of Newell's personal artwork, such as a self-portrait and portraits of his wife...
Dates: 1878-circa 1920