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 Thomas B. Worth  (1834 - 1917)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: sport genre illustration-horse racing

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1834 (New York City)
1917 (Staten Island, New York)

New York

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An illustrator, Thomas Worth was one of the best-known artists for the New York lithography firm of Currier and Ives, beginning that association in 1855.   Much of his popularity was tied to his comical genre scenes, especially for his Darktown series, which was "overtly racist"  (Reed 27) with depictions of African-American figures.  Called 'The Darktowns', these drawings that became lithographs were humorous interpretations of nearly every aspect of 'Negro' life:  h (showing 500 of 3505 characters).

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