These figurines were not something that would typically be found in Goldsboro homes. The mammy collection was used for display and in some homes of people that would collect them. Black memorabilia, or as it was sometimes called, Black Americana, describes objects that somehow related to African American history. For the most part, all of these items were produced and made between the 18th and 20th centuries. These items would depict racist ideas of African American people by using dehumanizing characteristics. These were also found to be very offensive collectible pieces.