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Rare 1910s "Comic Series - The Darktown Baseball Club" Glass Lantern Slides (12 Different)

Lot Number 15

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An ideal (and almost never seen) counterpart to the popular 19th-century "Darktown Battery" mechanical banks, this 12-slide set begins with a title image reading, "Comic Series / The Darktown Baseball Club / Produced by Novelty Slide Co." Exaggerated figures and racist motifs shine a light on the Jim Crow Era in our nation...and in our national pastime. The dozen glass slides measure 4 x 3-1/4" with all but three retaining their original tape binding—and one of those three being the sole cracked example. Otherwise, EX-MT/NM image areas overall.

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