The St. Louis Beef Canning Co. [Man Sitting And Leaning On Cans of Beef]
This African-American racial stereotype trade card, one of a set of five, has a color drawing of an African-American young man holding a can of St. Louis Solid Corned Beef with his right hand while sitting on a larger can with two cans stacked on either side. He is wearing blue and brown pants, a red and white striped shirt, black shoes and has an empty can is on his head. At the bottom on a white background is "Well fixed!! what more can a Nigger want."
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 Sitting And Leaning On Cans of Beef]. 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=6587