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Auction 92, Lot 431

"Martha, the Good Negress", Anon.

Subject: Cartoons

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Humoristic Publishing Co.

Color: Printed Color

11.8 x 15.7 inches
30 x 39.9 cm
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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!"


Condition: A

Paper is a bit fragile as they are printed on early newsprint, but unblemished with bright colors.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2000