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[Unidentified Boy]
Date: ca. 1890
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Dimensions: Image: 3 5/8 x 6 in. (9.2 x 15.3 cm) Mount: 3 15/16 x 6 15/16 in. (10 x 17.7 cm) Mat: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Medium: Gelatin silver print cabinet card
Credit Line: Gift of Daniel Cowin, 1990
Description: This photograph by the Jacksonville, Florida, photographer John S. Mitchell of a young boy posed on what appears to be a stuffed alligator engages a widespread and particularly vicious trope of American racist humor. Although untitled, it is part of a vast range of drawings and photographs of black children with the title "Gator Bait."
Accession Number: 884.1990