Punch, 25 (1853), 194.
Paying Culprits through the Nose
Chemistry, Crime, Race, Cultural Geography, Commerce
Discusses a report in the New York Journal of Commerce concerning a scheme for marking the noses of white convicts with black dye. Believes that if 'Chemistry [...] could afford' a 'cosmetic' for leaving a white mark on black convicts' noses, 'it would emancipate several millions of persons in America' who could 'obtain their freedom as easily as insolvent debtors' if they could whitewash themselves.
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