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    Three Racist Postcards. All measure 5.5' x 3.5", published by Detroit Publishing Company, circa 1903. All are postmarked Savannah, GA., November 22, 1905. "Discovered" depicts two young black men, with the inscription "How would you like a piece of sugar cane PHIL", addressed to Mr. Carlyle Spicer. "Bliss" depicts two black boys eating watermelon, with the inscription "How would you like to be hear [sic]", addressed to Mr. Carlyle Spicer. "Six Little Pickannies" depicts six black children dressed in colorful clothes, addressed to Miss Gertrude Spicer. All postcards also have a 1-cent Benjamin Franklin stamp, which was introduced into circulation in February 1903.

    Condition: Usual wear and toning, else good.

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