A racist photo, depicting the selling of black people, which was drawn by famed children’s author Dr. Seuss bombed at an auction in California, and struck a major blow to the writer’s legacy.
TheRoot reports the 1929 photo was created for Judge magazine. In the picture, black people are on sale with a sign in the background that reads ‘Take Home A High-Grade N****R For Your Woodpile. Satisfaction Guaranteed’
According to BET, the opening bid for the photo was $20,000, at Nate D. Sanders Inc., which offers “fine autographs and memorabilia.” At the end of the auction, no bids were made on the photo, but the picture could receive a post bid, according to Laura Yntema, the auction manager.
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