Raynors HCA 2018-10
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“The Great National Game” print within the graphic newspaper “Punchinello.” New York, N.Y., April 23, 1870, 16 pp. 9 x 13 in. VG. Exceptionally unique print. The Great National Game,” satirizes the recently-passed constitutional amendment granting African-American men the right to vote. The baseball motif, popularized in presidential politics, depicts a black man with stereotyped features holding a bat labeled “15th amendment” about to hit a ball stylized with the stars and stripes. The image caption heralds the arrival of African Americans to full political rights “Our colored brother: ‘Hi Yah! Stan back dar; its dis chiles innins now.’ ” Also, in the background are the women hold a bat titles 16th Amendment. They would need to wait 50 years for the 19th amendment. Just a powerful engraving!
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“Our Colored Brother” Comes Up to Bat with the 15th Amendment .... The Woman Are Ready For the 16th Amendment

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