Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Photograph "Unique, picturesque pageant of the Dwarfed Pine"

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Title

Photograph "Unique, picturesque pageant of the Dwarfed Pine"

Description

This April 29, 1920 image depicts students from Westhampton College and Richmond College staging a pageant of the "Dwarfed Pine." Corresponding articles in The Richmond Collegian explain the pine as an emblem in "the East" of "long life and endurance." Nearly 100 students were part of this production, and the image appears to show white students adopting yellowface to perform an Americanized depiction of Japanese culture.

Source

Rosenbaum, Claire Millhiser. A Gem of A College. Edited by Don J. Beville. Richmond, Va.: William Byrd Press, 1989.

Publisher

William Byrd Press

Date

1920-04-29

Contributor

Rosenbaum, Claire Millhiser

Format

Language

English

Identifier

AGemOfACollege.1989-27.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“Photograph "Unique, picturesque pageant of the Dwarfed Pine",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 12, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2914.