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Ad for 1915 dancing man toy (warning: ad is racist) fabric by edsel2084 on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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This is an ad offering a toy which lets a child push a button to make an African American man (called a "coon" in the ad) dance. It calls what he does a plantation breakdown.
The Break-Down was an African-American slave dance that was popular around the 1880-90's. The Breakdown was later mixed with other dances such as tap, Jazz and Swing dances.
-- Basic Step for: The Cincinnati Breakdown (9/1927- Dance Magazine) ...
Feet apart, Hop up and come down with one knee bent. Come up with short jerks. It is optional as to whether one or both knees are bent on coming down. This can be mixed with other movement to lengthen the dance.

Ad for 1915 dancing man toy (warning: ad is racist)

By: edsel2084
This is a 1915 ad offering a toy which lets a child push a button to make an African American man (called a "coon" in the ad) dance.
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