'Neger' Cigar Tin

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Identifier

TBAFB0001

Title

'Neger' Cigar Tin

Description

Hinged metal tin used to contain around 100 cigars with wooden-style patterning and a caricature of a young Black man smoking a cigar on the top overlapped by the word "Neger", container is decorated by Art Deco bordering and font which writes "Handwerk" on the front, "100" on either side, and "Flor Fina" ('Fine Flower" - In Spanish) on the back.

Creator

W.G. Boele Sr.

Type

Metal Tin

Relation

Facing Blackness is a multimedia exhibition that takes the public through the obscure history of portraying Black people from the colonial period to contemporary society. Using unique archive material and visual art, we show how anti-black racism became part of the Dutch 'cultural archive' and our everyday ideas, customs and utensils. On the other hand, the exhibition shows how there has always been 'everyday resistance' to various forms of racism and how Black people themselves have given and continue to give meaning to their culture and identity.

Source

The Black Archives

Format

Cigar Box

Subject

Black Man, Black Caricature

Coverage

Cigar

Date

c.1900

Physical Dimensions

11x22x9.5

Country of Production

Netherlands

Place of Production

Kampen

Keywords

Cigars, Black Man, Smoking, Tin, Art Deco, Borders, Advertising

Rightholder

Neger

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Bibliography

http://www.tincollectors.nl/EN/details/76/71/1/268/_%20W.G.%20Boele%20Sr.html

Citation

W.G. Boele Sr., “'Neger' Cigar Tin,” The Black Archives, accessed May 22, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3435.
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