The Object Collection

Title

The Object Collection

Description

A Collection of Racist Objects

Publisher

The Black Archives

Type

Koloniale Boekjes en Artefacten

Source

Collection of Colonial Booklets, Memorabilia, etc. from around the world.

Collection Items

Makeup Kit
Blackface makeup kit including 11mL black face paint, triangular face sponge, and 1.8g tube red lipstick.

Hot Chocolate Tin
Rectangle-topped yellow metal tin containing 1kg hot chocolate powder, illustrations of a black man (Senegalese Rifleman), and instructions on how to use the mix.

Hot Chocolate Tin
Rectangle-topped yellow metal tin containing 1kg hot chocolate powder, illustrations of a black man, and instructions on how to use the mix.

Hot Chocolate Tin
Square-topped yellow metal tin with a background of bananas, containing 1kg hot chocolate powder, illustrations of a black man, and instructions on how to use the mix.

Hot Chocolate Cardboard Box
Cardboard Box lined with metal interior (500g) including a caricature of a Senegalese Infantry Man, instructions on how to use, and a history of the Banania brand.

Zwarte Piet Cards
Set of 31 'happy families'-style cards in packaging labelled with Zwarte Piet and a caricature of the blackface figure. The cards depict white children engaged in a variety of hobbies, including chimney sweep, telephone, generic play, playing sports,…

Cigarros Cadena
Small box of matches emblazoned with the figure of a black man holding a large leaf in a green (natural) background, presumably a plantation. 'Cigarros Cadena' is on the head and foot of this image.

The Palmtree Impregnated Safety Match
Small box of matches emblazoned with a black figure in front of several palm trees on a beach. The black figure is holding a sickle and has a yoke across his shoulders with water jugs. The words 'The Palmtree' are in a stylised ribbon, with the text…

Le bon Café
Small box of matches with a graphic of a black woman drinking coffee. Her lipstick is bright red, matching the background of the image. The text, top to bottom, reds: "le bon Café - Schweizer & Co Thun & Oberburg - der gute Kaffee."

Jolly Nigger Bank
Castiron coin bank made to resemble blackface caricature of a black person. The figure has an arm outstretched which acts as a lever. When raised, the arm 'opens' the figure's mouth (by removing the 'tongue') and causes its eyes to roll back in its…

Zwarte Piet Doll
Small Zwarte Piet doll dressed in the traditional Zwarte Piet clothing in yellow and orange. His hands are out in a 'shrug,' and his left hand forms a point. The arms are articulated at the shoulder, but not easy to move.

Zwarte Piet Doll
Small Zwarte Piet doll dressed in the traditional Zwarte Piet clothing in two shades of blue. His hands are at his sides, his left arm slightly out. The arms are articulated at the shoulder, but not easy to move.

Zwarte Piet Doll
Small Zwarte Piet doll dressed in the traditional Zwarte Piet clothing in pink and purple. His hands are out in a 'shrug,' and his left hand forms a point. The arms are articulated at the shoulder, but not easy to move.

Sinterklaas Doll
Sinterklaas doll dressed in his traditional attire. He holds a staff and a Bible.

Amerigo Doll
Amerigo doll wearing a gold bridle and red saddle with the letter S on it. Amerigo is a white horse with a white mane and tail.
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