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"Jim Crow" Imagery

The fame of Thomas Rice's Jim Crow performance helped to advance the marketability of what was termed "Jim Crow Images," with depictions in various media such as literature, advertisements, cartoons, and designs on food containers and other caricature-labeled merchandise. For more see the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia website and the collection at Ferris State University in Michigan; and The Shadow as Substance: Black Photographic Representation in Response to Jim Crow Iconography [theses], by B. M. Collins. See also the entry The Character Jim Crow.

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“"Jim Crow" Imagery,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 6, 2023,

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