Uncle Tom's Cabin
This image of a black family grieving emphasizes the ideas that blacks too can feel the same human emotions as anyone else.
In this image Uncle Tom is seen as being a father and a husband, two very human characteristics, yet the slave owners do not hesitate from splitting the family apart.
Here, a black family is shown cooking a meal and talking together, a scene that is a staple of family life.
This picture of Uncle Tom shows him acting as a fatherly figure to Eva, proof that slaves can also feel the same emotions.
This image shows a group of young black boys playing around, just like any other kid having fun.
In this picture two slaves dance together and have a good time, celebrating their own culture while showing they too have pride in their heritage.
b) The most surprising thing about the images was that even though Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an anti-slavery book, several of the ads and shows were blatantly racist and depicted blackface.
b) The most surprising thing for me was that the images were very varied in style and color. Considering that these were all made for the same book, it was interesting to see how the same scenes and characters were drawn in different ways.