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    Outrageous 1870 Racist Broadside, Satirizing the Recently-Adopted 15th Amendment An advertisement for a night of entertainment with the double-entendre title "Hedgehog's Grand Combination of the Powers of Darkness," on May 5, 1870 scheduled songs included "Nigs, I want to be Sheriff," by "Prof. Hedgehog," and "XVth Amendment Exemplified, Benefits of the Civil Rights Bill." It continues "The whole to conclude with Hedgehog's celebrated feat of swallowing A LIVE NEGRO. During the performances of this celebrated troop, the Roost will be hermetically sealed so as to retain the delightful odor of the Negroes.... No white folks admitted without special permission of PROFESSOR HEDGEHOG". Measuring 6.25" x 10", and in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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