This was an advertisement for a piece of art back in the 1920s. It is a picture of an infant-like African-American holding onto their stereotypical favorite food, a watermelon. It is wearing a diaper and holding a bottle, like a baby. It looks like a baby because babies are lower down on the human pyramid, implying that people in the 1920s had thought all black people were lesser than the white. Slavery may have been abolished, but black people were still looked down upon.
Dig for victory: vegetable growing during WWII in pics
Shop assistants from Boots the Chemist hoe and weed a field of mangold, September 1942. The women worked on the land in their spare time as part of a scheme set up by Cheltenhams shops to help in the war effort.
The Gullah/Geechee people speak a creole language similar to the Sierra Leone Krio of their origin.The southern way of frying foods came from the Gullah. photo: Charleston SC Gullah street vendor, about 1900.