Chronicling America's Dog in Words and Pictures
The era, the locale, and the conventions of newspaper "humor" at that time suggest that Mrs. Parsons and her daughter may have been among the former slaves who settled nearby after emancipation. In other words, this commentary was probably not just obnoxious, but racist. It would be useful to have further information about the attack and the victim, but if this was a black family, probably the published record will be sparse.
Horrible. Horrible. Horrible.
hmmm.why is this old blog post getting so much attention?
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