(1834 - 1917)
Thomas B. Worth was active/lived in New York. Thomas Worth is known for sport genre illustration-horse racing.
Biography Thomas Worth
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: horse racing, watermelon-eating contests, bicycle
rides, and banjo playing. These prints attracted a wide following
including The Duke of Newcastle from England who, seeing some of the
"Darktown" prints in a window of a Currier & Ives sto
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