Life Sentence

Random thoughts about publishing, stamp collecting, politics, popular music of the 60s and 70s, mooses, and my motley other obsessions.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Sometimes you see something that just....!

This postcard is in Lot 274 of this month's John Talman auction. John really goes out on a limb with his description: "what I would call a racist card featuring Indian squaw used from Gotebo, Okla. Nov 23/1907." The handwritten-looking message on the card is part of the design. G.A. Rismer in Oklahoma in 1907 thought this card was funny. (Gotebo, by the way, was named in honour of a Kiowa Indian man.) I don't really need to say anything about the card, I don't think. It is simply unbelievable.