Tags: racism

Weekend event -- canned foods

Probably my favorite canned-foods ad of all time.  Good Housekeeping, December 1933:



There's so much going on here.  Her silk peignoir and high-heeled slippers.  Her body language.  The NRA Blue Eagle in an ad featuring two people who are obviously completely unaware that there's such a thing as a Depression going on.  The wreath in the window, and poinsettias on the table:  they're eating pineapple in December. His smoking jacket and that pencil-thin mustache.

And the maid there in the background, calm and collected, with the faint composed smile of someone who has just spit in your fucking center slices. Ma'am.

Christian Anti-Jewish Party flyer, circa 1950

Edited: (I would have included an antisemitism tag if were available for this one.) <<= added after mods made that available, Thanks!

Christian Anti-Jewish Party flyer, circa 1950. Ralph McGill papers, Emory University Special Collections.

This hatred-stirring campaign eventually culminated in the Atlanta Temple Bombing:

On the morning of Sunday, October 12, 1958, shortly after 3:30 a.m., an explosion ripped through the Reform Temple on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Although no one was hurt, the blast, which woke people from their sleep several blocks away, caused almost $200,000 of damage.

Within fifteen minutes of the blast, staff at United Press International received a call from an individual identifying himself as "General Gordon of the Confederate Underground." "We bombed a temple in Atlanta," intoned the voice. "This is the last empty building we will bomb . . . Negroes and Jews are hereby declared aliens."