These garish postcards of racist stereotypes were once American keepsakes
Brendan Seibel

While some of these are staged and overtly racist, others appear to be a documentation of the times.

I saw a postcard in a Glacier National Park gift shop in the early 1980’s. It was a holdover from the 1950’s they were still printing and selling. The park borders the Blackfoot Indian Reservation. The card depicted a fat white main golfing with a Native American boy in full traditional garb as his caddy. Now that’s racist.

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