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Hambone's Meditations rascist comic....
Item # 649471
April 7, 1921
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, April 7, 1921
* Hambone's Meditations racist cartoon
* James Pinckney Alley - cartoonist
* Ex-slave Tom Hunley of Misssissippi
James Pinckney Alley was the creator of the syndicated cartoon panel, Hambone's Meditations, and the first editorial cartoonist at The Commercial Appeal in 1916. The character of Hambone was inspired by J. P. Alley's encounter with a philosophical ex-slave, Tom Hunley, of Greenwood, Mississippi. Hambone's Meditations ran on the front page of The Commercial Appeal. When the elder Alley died April 16, 1934, Cal Alley and his brother James took over Hambone's Meditations. Pressure from Civil Rights groups brought the long-run cartoon series to an end in 1968.
Here is an early example of this cartoon at the bottom of the front page headed: "Hambone's Meditations" (see)
You get the complete issue with 38 pages, light toning and some wear at the margin, should be handled with care.
Category: The 20th Century