rkyjockdn saidIronically, the graphic that you use to illustrate American racism was published by an international company that was founded by Germans in 1865.
The company released beautiful, coloured lithograph trading cards throughout its history (and well into the OXO days.) There are over 7,000 sets in all, in different languages. The earliest cards in English date from somewhere between 1873 and 1878, appearing both in England and in America. Many of the cards were advertising, but many were also meant to be educational on topics from plants to fish to music, at a time when many families couldn't afford books. They were produced up until about 1964 in most places; 1974 in Italy.
If you don't mind, I'd just tweak your post by noting that I had not used the pic as opposition but in illustration of the point so that the pic wound up derived from Germany, where you properly intimate came the worst of fascism and racism would not be an irony but rather would be at the least coincidentally or maybe in compliance or, more the point, pointedly.
I knew it to be racist art but I was not aware of those details. Interesting, especially that they would call it educational. Now that's ironic!