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Encounter with an Elephant Glass Slides

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00299
Scope and Contents Twelve glass plate slides depicting a cartoon scene of a native African American shooting a spear into the back end of an elephant. Rather than wounding the animal, it provokes it. The following scenes show the elephant holding the native underwater, almost feeding it to a crocodile, and then finally deciding to throw the native onto a prickly bush. The last scene of the cartoon slide shows the elephant walking off and the native covered in thorns. The scenes depict the African American in a...

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  • Names: Gary Alonzo Barranger X
  • Subject: Arts and racism X