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Prejudice Collection

"Unveiling the Dark Veil: A Historical Journey Through Prejudice" In the court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials in 1692

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692
Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
Mr Darcy finds Elizabeth Bennet tolerable

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
I have not an instant to lose says Elizabeth Bennet to Mr Darcy

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
Mr Darcy enters a room in which Elizabeth Bennet is seated at her writing desk

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s

Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s
Punishing heretics by exiling them from Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr Darcy

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s

Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s
Trial of a suspected witch at Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Mrs Giles Borrett, first female BBC radio announcer

Mrs Giles Borrett, first female BBC radio announcer
Mrs Giles Borrett (her stage name as an actress was Sheila Stewart), first female BBC radio announcer. She had a three-month trial, and received good notices, but her contract was terminated

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868

Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868
Reconstruction depicted as equal rights reform, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imagePrejudice Collection: White men bringing cleanliness to native cultures, 1890s

White men bringing cleanliness to native cultures, 1890s
" White mans burden" is to teach cleanliness, described in a Pears Soap ad, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Cartoon, The Church and Stage Guild

Cartoon, The Church and Stage Guild -- Playful Kittens! The Church and Stage Guild was formed in May 1879, with a view to breaking down prejudice against the theatre and its performers

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Leader in civil rights

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Leader in civil rights

Background imagePrejudice Collection: John Baggridge; commonly called Jack Double-head (w / c on paper)

John Baggridge; commonly called Jack Double-head (w / c on paper)
3504920 John Baggridge; commonly called Jack Double-head (w/c on paper) by Dempsey, John Church (c.1803-77); Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: portrait of the Bristol character)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Foot-Races at the annual festival of the Asylum for Idiots, Earlswood, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Foot-Races at the annual festival of the Asylum for Idiots, Earlswood, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Foot-Races at the annual festival of the Asylum for Idiots, Earlswood, 1864. The annual festival provided by a kind and judicious management for the inmates of the Earlswood Asylum, near Redhill

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Playing cards

Playing cards
2603930 Playing cards; (add.info.: Resentment of the Chinese in gold mining areas of the United States. The "Heathen Chinee" accused of cheating at cards)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: The modern women, role reversal, 1894

The modern women, role reversal, 1894
3479885 The modern women, role reversal, 1894; (add.info.: The modern women, role reversal, 1894.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Color-Types of the Races of Men, British Association scale (colour litho)

Color-Types of the Races of Men, British Association scale (colour litho)
2800895 Color-Types of the Races of Men, British Association scale (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Color-Types of the Races of Men)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Gossip Birds

Gossip Birds
Illustration of four blue birds sitting on a branch. One of the birds is mocked and made fun of by the others. Concept for bullying and intolerance

Background imagePrejudice Collection: The crucifixion of a child

The crucifixion of a child
5616133 The crucifixion of a child by Wolgemut or Wolgemuth, Michael (1434-1519); (add.info.: Woodcut depicting the crucifixion of a child named Richard by Jews at Pontoise)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: A Difficult Crossing (colour litho)

A Difficult Crossing (colour litho)
3646241 A Difficult Crossing (colour litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Difficult Crossing)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: The men in sacks, plate 8 of Proverbs, 1819-23, pub. 1864 (etching)

The men in sacks, plate 8 of Proverbs, 1819-23, pub. 1864 (etching)
IND82108 The men in sacks, plate 8 of Proverbs, 1819-23, pub. 1864 (etching) by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828); 24.8x35.9 cm; Private Collection; Index Fototeca

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Degradation of Captain Alfred Dreyfus at the Ecole Militaire, Paris (engraving)

Degradation of Captain Alfred Dreyfus at the Ecole Militaire, Paris (engraving)
2789318 Degradation of Captain Alfred Dreyfus at the Ecole Militaire, Paris (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus (colour litho)

The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus (colour litho)
2818597 The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus (colour litho) by Meyer, Henri (1841-99) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus. Le traitre)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell (colour litho)

Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell (colour litho)
2818601 Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell. Alfred Dreyfus dans sa prison)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus (colour litho)

The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus (colour litho)
2818598 The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus (colour litho) by Meyer, Henri (1841-99) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The degradation of Alfred Dreyfus. Le traitre)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Alfred Dreyfus in prison at Saint-Martin-de-Re, France (engraving)

Alfred Dreyfus in prison at Saint-Martin-de-Re, France (engraving)
2789335 Alfred Dreyfus in prison at Saint-Martin-de-Re, France (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alfred Dreyfus in prison at Saint-Martin-de-Re, France)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell (colour litho)

Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell (colour litho)
2818600 Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alfred Dreyfus in his prison cell. Alfred Dreyfus dans sa prison)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Body of the Jewish Pawnbroker Guarded by Angels

Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Body of the Jewish Pawnbroker Guarded by Angels and Devils, c
ALG80443 Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Body of the Jewish Pawnbroker Guarded by Angels and Devils, c.1468 (tempera on panel) (detail) by Uccello, Paolo (1397-1475); Palazzo Ducale

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Christian Woman Forced to Redeem her Cloak at

Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Christian Woman Forced to Redeem her Cloak at the Price of the Consecrated
ALG80440 Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Christian Woman Forced to Redeem her Cloak at the Price of the Consecrated Host by a Jewish Pawnbroker

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Refugees, 1927 (oil on canvas)

Refugees, 1927 (oil on canvas)
5917393 Refugees, 1927 (oil on canvas) by Bauer, Konstantin (1852-1928); 150x221 cm; Vychodoslovenska Galeria, Kosice, Slovakia; (add.info.: Szilard Bauer Vychodoslovenska galeria, VSG); German

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Repentant Christian Woman is Hanged for

Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Repentant Christian Woman is Hanged for
BEN80445 Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Repentant Christian Woman is Hanged for Pawning the Consecrated Host, c.1468 (tempera on panel) (detail) by Uccello

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Pope Returning the Consecrated Host to

Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Pope Returning the Consecrated Host to
BEN80444 Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Pope Returning the Consecrated Host to the Altar, c.1468 (tempera on panel) (detail) by Uccello, Paolo (1397-1475); Palazzo Ducale, Urbino

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Jewish Pawnbroker Roasting the Consecrated

Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Jewish Pawnbroker Roasting the Consecrated
ALG80442 Predella of the Profanation of the Host: The Jewish Pawnbroker Roasting the Consecrated Host in the Fire Which Streams with Blood Arousing the Attention of the Bailiffs who Batter Down

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Types of Races

Types of Races
LLM456508 Types of Races by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Types of Races. Illustration fom The New Popular Educator (Cassell, c 1890).); © Look and Learn

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Taken from the stage of an audience at a 'coloured party'

Taken from the stage of an audience at a "coloured party"
MNY380951 Taken from the stage of an audience at a " coloured party" in the auditorium of the New York Association for the Blind, 111 New York East 59th Street, New York

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Alfred Dreyfus imprisoned on Devils Island (colour litho)

Alfred Dreyfus imprisoned on Devils Island (colour litho)
2818782 Alfred Dreyfus imprisoned on Devils Island (colour litho) by Meaulle, Fortune Louis (1844-1901); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alfred Dreyfus imprisoned on Devils Island)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Cartoon, The Working-Man, Royal Westminster Exhibition

Cartoon, The Working-Man, Royal Westminster Exhibition
Cartoon, The Working-Man, from the Royal Westminster Exhibition. A satire on the Royal Academy Exhibition, where many paintings depicted working men

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Cartoon, A Parcel of Old ------ Frightened at a... Bill

Cartoon, A Parcel of Old ------ Frightened at a... Bill
Cartoon, A Parcel of Old ------ Frightened at a Nasty! Great! Ugly! Jew Bill. A satirical comment on the House of Lords rejection of the Jewish Disabilities Bill

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Barbarian Indians, c. 1715 (oil on canvas)

Barbarian Indians, c. 1715 (oil on canvas)
470243 Barbarian Indians, c.1715 (oil on canvas) by Juarez, Juan Rodriguez (1675-1728); 80.7x105.4 cm; Breamore House, Hampshire, UK; (add.info.: Indios barbaros); Mexican, out of copyright

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Nurse holding a baby (colour litho)

Nurse holding a baby (colour litho)
3103930 Nurse holding a baby (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nurse holding a baby)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Adam Warner Hooted as a Wizard

Adam Warner Hooted as a Wizard, exhibited at the Royal Academy by H B Roberts. 1872

Background imagePrejudice Collection: At his own ball Mr Bingley offended two or three young ladies by not asking them to dance

At his own ball Mr Bingley offended two or three young ladies by not asking them to dance
3625591 At his own ball Mr Bingley offended two or three young ladies by not asking them to dance, through being wholly engrossed with another (engraving) by Thomson

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Presentation, published by H R Robinson, New York, 1839 (litho)

Presentation, published by H R Robinson, New York, 1839 (litho)
AQS336609 Presentation, published by H R Robinson, New York, 1839 (litho) by American School, (19th century); 22.1X32.4 cm; American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Hoodlums pelting Chinese Emigrants on their Arrival at San Francisco (engraving)

Hoodlums pelting Chinese Emigrants on their Arrival at San Francisco (engraving)
2812851 Hoodlums pelting Chinese Emigrants on their Arrival at San Francisco (engraving) by Sala, George Augustus (1828-95); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Prejudice, Illwill and Godlyman (chromolitho)

Prejudice, Illwill and Godlyman (chromolitho)
2791299 Prejudice, Illwill and Godlyman (chromolitho) by Selous, Henry Courtney (1811-90) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prejudice, Illwill and Godlyman)

Background imagePrejudice Collection: Too Close for Comfort, 1869 (oil on canvas)

Too Close for Comfort, 1869 (oil on canvas)
828444 Too Close for Comfort, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Barrett, Jerry (1824-1906); 47.6x37.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Too Close for Comfort. Jerry Barrett (1824-1906). Oil on canvas



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"Unveiling the Dark Veil: A Historical Journey Through Prejudice" In the court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials in 1692, prejudice took center stage as innocent lives were shattered by baseless accusations. Similarly, Jane Austen's renowned novel "Pride and Prejudice" shed light on societal biases that hindered love and understanding. During the colonial era, a family was banished from Puritan Massachusetts in the 1600s due to their differing beliefs, showcasing how they are tear communities apart. The Salem witchcraft trials in the 1690s further exemplified this destructive force, as fear and ignorance fueled unjust persecution. Mrs Giles Borrett made history as she became the first female BBC radio announcer, challenging gender prejudices prevalent during her time. Meanwhile, a thought-provoking cartoon by The Church and Stage Guild highlighted how even institutions perpetuated bias through their portrayal of certain groups. The Reconstruction period following the Civil War aimed to uphold equal rights for all citizens in 1868. This pivotal moment marked progress against racial prejudice but also revealed lingering challenges that persisted throughout history. John Baggridge, commonly known as Jack Double-head (w/c on paper), faced discrimination based on his appearance or physical attributes—an example of how prejudiced judgments extend beyond race or ethnicity alone. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett emerged as a leader in civil rights activism during her time—a beacon of hope amidst systemic racism and injustice. From historical accounts to literary masterpieces and courageous individuals who fought for equality—these glimpses into our past remind us of humanity's ongoing struggle with prejudice. As we reflect upon these stories spanning centuries, let us strive towards a future where acceptance triumphs over bias—a world where every individual is judged not by preconceived notions but by their character alone.