Antebellum Period Images
Edwin Forrest in the title role of Metamora by John Augustus Stone. Engraving by T. Johnson after a photograph by Mathew Brady, circa 1859
Lithograph advertising "Mr. T. Rice as Jim Crow," circa 1830s.
Detail from sheet music cover of "Sich a Getting Up Stairs," featuring Thomas D. Rice.
The"Zip Coon" blackface minstrelsy character.
A Five Points district oyster cellar, from George Foster's New York by Gas-light (1850).
The cover of the American Phrenological Journal, March 1848.