Monarch Lightning Sawing Machine, Easy Running! Broadside.
Chicago: 1884. Illustrated large folding advertising broadside with wonderful engraved images of the sawing machine in use by Native Americans and "the colored people of the South".
The advertising copy boasts, "the Indians were among the first to discover the great labor saving qualities of the ... Sawing Machine, and we are shipping hundreds to the Choctaws, Cherokees, and other tribes in the Indian Territory ..."
The third column, illustrated with a racist image of a black family using the machine, states "The Colored People ... are buying the ... Sawing Machine by the thousands, and this picture illustrated the genuine surprise of "Sambo and Dinah" while watching its easy
Printed both sides in black in a variety of type fonts, with text and illustrations in 3 columns and red borders & rules. 19 1/4 x 25 1/2". Period folds flattened, faint marks at center fold of front not obscuring text, small perforations at top and bottom (outside the border) where the poster was mounted. Very good overall. Item #24433