|Title||Simple addition by a little nigger ([pp. 3-4]) |
|Publisher Location||United States -- New York -- New York |
|Publication Date||ca. 1880 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with chromolithographs.|
Part of the "Uncle John's Drolleries" series. This series was advertised in McLoughlin Bros. publisher's catalogs between 1876 and at least 1886. This copy is in publisher's color printed stiff yellow paper wrappers; title in green and red, series statement, imprint, and statement of responsibility in black; cover illustration of child holding up slate, reverse of p.  with a different background; back cover illustration reverse of p.  with variant details.
An abbreviated version of the well-known counting rhyme "Ten Little Niggers" in which the couplets are written in dialect, the depictions are stereoptyical, the stupidity of the subjects is implied, and there is derogatory reference to "nigs" throughout the song.
The first illustration depicts the two young boys shaking an apple tree until another boy falls out of the tree. The accompanying verse is "Two little nigger boys shook an apple tree, down fell another nig, and that made it three.
The second illustration depicts the three young boys collecting the fallen apples in their hats while a fourth boy approaches them. The accompanying verse is "Three little nigger boys wanting one more, had hardly any trouble in getting number four."
|Contextual Notes||McLoughlin was the major publisher of chromolithographed toybooks for children in the United States during the last half of the 19th century. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Addition -- Juvenile poetry|
African Americans -- Caricatures and cartoons
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
|Category||Discrimination and bigotry|
Mathematics and arithmetic
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1180 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. QA115 S556 1870 |
|Physical Description|| p.: illustrated; 26 x 19 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit Checklist L.140 |