From the Past: Five Races of Mankind

Published in 1911 by a German magazine, this poster is a sad, yet artistically interesting, example of European exceptionalism and racism. Originating in the Age of Discovery, this Eurocentric mentality flourished in the Age of Reason and imposed itself on the world with the start of the Industrial Revolution. The Chinese Empire and the Muslim world have witnessed both their own periods of growth, development, stagnation and regress. The illustration was made by G. Ellka.

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