Venable’s postcards provide a view of a benign world by which racial humor occurs to reign.
Jennica: “She would not like me as a result of she thinks I attempt to act white.”
Clients at Milton’s barbershop joke, rib one another,
and generally speak critically.
Scottish triathlete Lesley Paterson puzzled if “this massive man who’s all muscle-y” would respect her.
Peggy and York Mitchell, with sons York Jr. and Duke, c. 1940. My father had the meaty attractiveness which might be now not in style, the type that helped make younger Ernest Hemingway well-known and Clark Gable a matinee idol.
About her postcards of blacks drawn to look moronic as they slaver over juicy slices of watermelon, she says that is historical past.
Vernon Sukumu’s gumbo feasts are legendary. He has included them into fund-raisers for the political campaigns of Representatives Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee
Photograph by Sandy Huffaker, Jr.