DescriptionTregear's Black Jokes: Venus and Adonis.
10" x 14"
London; circa 1834
Published by Gabriel S. Tregear, a hand-tinted etching marked "No. 5". Tregear published nineteen total "Jokes", which were a series of prints that mocked free blacks. The full title of the published works, first published in 1834, was "Black Jokes, being a series of laughable caricatures on the march of manners amongst blacks." Tregear was inspired by Edward W. Clay's series of racist prints entitled Life in Philadelphia (1828-1830), which ridiculed the rise and successes of the freed blacks in Philadelphia.
Condition: Light toning and soiling at the margins. Two small strips of tape at the top corners on verso.
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