The Palmtree Impregnated Safety Match

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Identifier

TBADC0006

Title

The Palmtree Impregnated Safety Match

Description

Small box of matches emblazoned with a Black figure in front of several palmtrees 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 in yellow. At the bottom of the image is another navy blue banner with the words "impregnated safety match manufactured in Sweden" in a lighter blue.

Type

Cardboard Box

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

Box of Matches

Subject

Black Slave

Coverage

Palmt Tees, Sickle, Sand, Beach, Yoke, Water Jugs

Date

c.1930s

Physical Dimensions

4x1.5x5

Country of Production

Sweden

Keywords

Matches, Cigarettes, Slaves, Plantations

Rightholder

The Palmtree

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Bibliography

http://strabic.fr/Graphisme-Philumenie-matchbox-The-Palmtree

Citation

“The Palmtree Impregnated Safety Match,” The Black Archives, accessed September 30, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3448.
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