Thursday, July 16, 2009

Little Man, 1946

Found at the Laughing Cat antique shop in Genoa, Illinois, last weekend. The owner of the shop guessed that it was a page from a calendar salesman's sample book. I love this picture, not only for the humane portrait in an era when caricature of African-Americans was more common (and this no doubt was shown to potential black customers only) but because of the title, "Little Man," a phrase I've heard black families use to describe boy toddlers in the present day.

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