Portrays a black couple in New York; it appears within the context of Trollope's discussion of free blacks in the city, particularly their dress, taste, and comportment. "On one occassion," Trollope wrote, "we met in Broadway a young Negress in the extreme of fashion, and accompanied by a black beau, whose toilet was equally studied; eye-glass, guard-chin, nothing was omitted; he walked beside his sable goddess uncovered, and with an air of the most tender devotion. At the window of a handsome house which they were passing stood a very pretty white girl, with two gentlemen beside her; but alas! both of them had their hats on, and one was smoking!" (p. 279), Plate in Frances Trollope's Domestic Manners of the Americans (London: Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, & Co.; New York: Reprinted for the booksellers, 1832), p. 278., Fels Afro-Americana Image Project, Scenes from Daily Life.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Books & Other Texts | Rare Am 1832 Tro 8678.O p 278, https://digital.librarycompany.org/islandora/object/Islandora%3A2732
Racist satiric print comprised of a watercolor drawing and a photograph showing a white man in civilian clothes feeding an African American doll. The man, attired in a white shirt, a black bowtie, a gray vest, gray pants, and black shoes, sits on a wooden chair and holds a spoon to the doll, costumed in a white layette gown. A bowl labeled "Bounty" is set upon a wooden chair in the left. A photograph cut-out of a head, presumably of a white commander of an African American regiment, rests on the drawn body of the man., Title from manuscript note written on the recto., Date inferred from content., Originally part of a McAllister Civil War scrapbook of humorous views and photographs. McAllister Collection, gift, 1886., Created postfreeze., RVCDC, Description revised 2021., Access points revised 2021., Part of digital collections catalog through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, 2013-2014.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department Drawings & Watercolors - unidentified - R [5780.F.5c]