Comic illustrating an interaction between cowboys

Published by
Newspaper Enterprise Association
Illustrated by
Williams, James Robert
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 5 5/16 × 5 3/4 in. (13.5 × 14.6 cm)
Type
comics
Date
1940
Description
This comic features an illustration of an interaction between a black cowboy and two white cowboys. The black cowboy is on horseback and his holding a hat in his hands. He as a second horse behind him who's reins he has tied to the other horse's tail. The two white cowboys are also on horseback and are wearing hats. Two text bubbles appear above the men and read [WHY, ICK, THET'S / REDICKLUS, KEEPIN/ / A HOSS FROM BUCKIN' / THETAWAY! WHY, TH' / HULL COUNTRY WILL / BE A LAUGHIN' AT / YUH!] and [WELL, I'D SOONER / HAB DEM LAUGHIN' / AT ME ON DE HOSS / DAN ON DE GROUND!]. The title of the comic is printed in the bottom center [THE BRAKE]. Date and copywrite information is printed in the bottom left corner [COPR. 1940 BY NEA Service, INC. T.M. REQ. U.S. PAT OFF]. The illustrator's name is printed in the bottom right corner [J.R. WILLIAMS / 5-3]
Topic
African American
American West
Caricature and cartoons
Race relations
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.37.35.26
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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