Tregear's Black Jokes. N.11.Miss Whites birth-day, Party.
London Published by GS Tregear 123 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 254 x 355mm. 10 x 14". Some holes and tear into upper edge.
A party of black children and adults seated around a table. Some of the children are grabbing for food while one girl spills a drink and another knocks over a candlestick as a man pours water over her head. From a series titled 'Black Jokes, being a series of laughable caricatures on the march of manners amongst blacks', and it was published in 1834. The prints derive from an American publication, Edward W. Clay's 'Life in Philadelphia', of 1828-30.
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