Chopped Up Niggers: Puzzles to Put Together

Chopped Up Niggers: Puzzles to Put Together
Title
Chopped Up Niggers: Puzzles to Put Together
Date 
ca. 1875
Medium 
Wood, cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 7/8 x 8 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. ( 4.8 x 22.2 x 27 cm )
Description 
"Chopped Up Niggers: Puzzles to Put Together" with sixteen paper covered cardboard picture puzzle pieces belonging to two different puzzles; paper covered wooden box chromolithographed with a caricature of an African-American minstrel ringing a bell dressed in a blue jacket and red and white striped pants and shirt with two other figures in the background; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "CHOPPED UP NIGGERS/ PUZZLES/ TO PUT/ TOGETHER/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. PUBLISHERS NEW-YORK".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.389
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "CHOPPED UP NIGGERS/ PUZZLES/ TO PUT/ TOGETHER/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. PUBLISHERS NEW-YORK"
Gallery Label 
McLoughlin Brothers introduced the blatantly sadistic jigsaw puzzle Chopped Up Niggers in 1874.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group