|I learned that a Chinaman has no talent for blacking boots, and makes
a miserable job of it. When you desire the services of a real artist, always
choose one of the three natural gifted species of boot-blacks--a freedman,
or a colored citizen, or a nigger. They understand the business.
- "On Boot-blacks," Golden Era, 3/11/1866. Reprinted by Franklin Walker in The Washoe Giant in San Francisco.
From NEW YORK JOURNAL AND ADVERTISER,
November 11, 1900,
AMERICAN MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT
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