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CATALOGUE - CLOTHING. E. ROSENBURGER, NEW YORK CITY. - A Dark Secret is Let Out By [cover title; inside:] The Clothing Specialists of America. E. Rosenburger & Co.

 1383656579,
NY, the company [c1890]. Large octavo (26x18cm) publisher's illustrated wrapper; [16]pp, illustrated by wood engravings throughout. A vertical fold, a rumpled but very decent copy. ¶ A splendid example of the value that even the most casual racism adds to any advertising. Who could resist opening this to find out what could so shock this mammy? What is it about images like this that made them so successful? It can't just be that they were funny, nor that they comforted one race nursing a fear of another. And what makes them so magnetic now. It can't just be that they shock us? And what is the dark secret? I've been right through this and I'm still not convinced there isn't some secret beyond Rosenburger's cheap suits for men and boys. I can't find this or any Rosenburger catalogue in Romaine, McKinstry or anywhere else I can think of looking.
AUD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 221.25 US$ 258.13 | £UK 198.25 | JP¥ 28997] Book number 9783

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