Q: Does the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia contain any objects related to fashion? I am a fashion historian researching how racist stereotypes and caricatures were perpetuated in fashionable clothing and accessories. I know the museum has some costumes and t-shirts, but I'm wondering if you have fashionable clothing — possibly made of textiles that feature racist imagery, buttons with racist caricatures, etc.
A: Thanks for the question, aside from Klan robes, the Jim Crow Museum has a number of items that could qualify as “racist” clothing or accessories. Here are some pictures and descriptions of some items.
The Jim Crow Museum has items related to minstrel shows, masks, gloves and wigs
White supremacy baseball caps
Apron with a Longwood Plantation’s syrup label attached
Savage caricature purse
White Golliwog sweater
Blue Golliwog sweater
Golliwog sweater knitting patterns (the museum does not own a copy of the patterns)
“I heart Niggers that are dead!” bib
"The Nigger Family Tree” t-shirt
Confederate battle flag head wrap.
"I'ze figna vomick!" bib
Richards & Pringle’s Famous Minstrels thong underwear and Nappy-Headed Hose boxer briefs
"No Niggers" apron
"White Pride World Wide" tie and hat
The Jim Crow Museum has numerous racist t-shirts
"Nappy Headed Pimps" cap
Savage caricature aprons
Picaninny caricature apron
Caricatured savage skirt
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