Posts Tagged: Collectors Weekly
You may have heard of the doll test, during which black children, given the choice between a black doll and an otherwise identical white doll, often identified the white one as prettier and nicer.
If so, you probably understand what a difference it makes to black kids to see representations of people who look like them (as we were reminded recently during certain Oscars scandals)....more
Before social media, people spread ideas with postcards.
Collectors Weekly features an article of the double-edged sword variety. Lisa Hicks provides a selection of Suffrage-era postcards (both pro and against), but her accompanying essay is a far cry from a casual discussion of turn-of-the-century illustration and rhetoric....more
Collectors Weekly interviews artist and historian Kirk Demarais about his book Mail-Order Mysteries, which archives the novelties sold at the back of vintage comic books. Demarias discusses the appeal and disappointment that these bizarre products brought to childhood.
“They weren’t just toys....more