servantPompeyvinyard worker

While "Cigar Store Indians" relied on the mythical source of tobacco, the real sources were largely ignored. Though white sharecroppers may not have held any romantic value in the marketplace, there are some examples of store figures representing Africans. These either relied on romantic mythical ideals of Africans (hence the tendency to call them "Blackamoor" or "Pompey") or presented them as minstrel characters.

Click on either image to reveal a larger version accompanied by a description.

Return to home