[6 Cards from "72 Pictured Party Stunts"]

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Six cards taken from a 1930s party game called "72 Pictured Party Stunts." Each card has an illustration and lists an action or activity that is stereotypical or attributed to a particular ethnic group. The backs of the cards are decorated with a geometric design in blue, with a portrait of a woman in the center.

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6 cards : col. ill.

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Whitman Publishing Company 1935.

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  • Added Title: [Game “72 Pictured Party Stunts” with racial and ethnic stereotyping]
  • Main Title: [6 Cards from "72 Pictured Party Stunts"]

Description

Six cards taken from a 1930s party game called "72 Pictured Party Stunts." Each card has an illustration and lists an action or activity that is stereotypical or attributed to a particular ethnic group. The backs of the cards are decorated with a geometric design in blue, with a portrait of a woman in the center.

Physical Description

6 cards : col. ill.

Notes

Text of the cards, in order: "Go through the motions of a colored boy eating watermelon." "Show how fast a Scotchman walks on his way to pay taxes." "Demonstrate how an Italian fruit peddler sells his wares." "Tell a funny Scotch joke, like a Scotchman telling it." "Penalty Card: Imitate a foreigner using a telephone for the first time." and "Show how a hungry colored boy would go for roast chicken."

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  • Accession or Local Control No: AR-A-001-box239-item1
  • Patent Number: 1569945
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth712479

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Niles-Graham-Pease Papers

The materials in this collection relate to multiple generations of three notable American families, all connected to former Texas Governor Elisha Pease and his wife, Lucadia (née Niles).

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  • 1935

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Whitman Publishing Company. [6 Cards from "72 Pictured Party Stunts"], text, 1935; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth712479/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.