The St. Louis Beef Canning Co. [Man With Beef Can Hammer]
This African-American racial stereotype trade card, one of a set of five, has a color drawing of a barefoot African-American young man holding a hammer with a can of St. Louis Cooked Corned Beef as its head. He is wearing red and white checked pants, a white shirt, yellow bow tie, blue jacket and a tiny white hat. At the bottom in a white background is "Go way Honey!! dis hammer jus smashes 'em all."
Donor: Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Endowment Fund
Printer: Wemple and Co. (New York, N.Y.)
Brand Name: St. Louis Beef Canning Co.
Publisher: St. Louis Beef Canning Co. (St. Louis, Mo.)
12.4 x 7.5 cm
- Drawn Illustrations Color
- Corned Beef
- Ethnic Illustrations
- Ethnic Stereotypes
- Trade Cards
- African Americans
Copyright: This item is in the public domain.
Citation: The St. Louis Beef Canning Co. [Man With Beef Can Hammer] . The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at http://www.lib.msu.edu/exhibits/sliker/detail.jsp?id=6581