"Martha, the Good Negress", Anon.
Subject: Comic Strip
Period: 1860 (circa)
Publication: Humoristic Publishing Co.
Color: Printed Color
11.8 x 15.7 inches
30 x 39.9 cm
Uncommon, Civil War era comic strip. This is the story of a slave and her young mistress. The planter and mistress are both good people and of course Martha is very thankful to have such a kind mistress. The final panel ends "Long live the good Whites!" And her young mistress who was not ungrateful responded "Long live the good Blacks!"
Paper is a bit fragile as it was printed on early newsprint, but unblemished with bright colors. Short marginal tears and a few chips closed with archival tape.