Images galore at the NYPL…

The New York Public Library recently made more than 187,000 digital images available, all in the public domain and free for use!

I couldn’t help doing a quick search for “Philippines” and “war”; some photos and art below show U.S. portrayal of Filipinos, including depictions of Filipinos through a racial (and racist) black/white binary. (Topsy was the wild slave-child in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s abolitionist novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Philippine rebel leader Emiliano Aguinaldo is compared to Topsy in the image from Judge.)


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