Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Advertisements [Illustration]

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Title

Advertisements [Illustration]
The Spider 1914

Description

This page is the introduction page to the advertisements section of the 1914 yearbook. The page features an illustration of an African-American man wearing a tattered suit pulling a donkey with the sign “advertisements” hung on it. The illustration portrays the African-American man in a lower class position because he is pulling a donkey behind him. During this time, the yearbook would never include an illustration of a white man pulling a donkey because it would contrast with time period’s stereotypical racial roles in society.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, Virginia

Date

1914

Contributor

Campbell Crochiere

Files

Collection

Citation

Senior Class of 1914, “Advertisements [Illustration],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed January 27, 2021, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/97.