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    • J. H. Haverly.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Color lithograph of Col. Jack H. (Christopher) Haverly wearing a full mustache, suit jacket, and tie. Born June 30, 1837 in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, J. H. Haverly led a series of minstrel and operetta troupes, which performed at Macauley's...
    • George "Honey Boy" Evans, circa 1912.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Portrait of George Evans wearing a suit jacket and tie. Welsh-born George "Honey Boy" Evans became famous in the United States as a blackface minstrel, vaudeville comedian, and songwriter who performed with the "Honey Boy" Minstrels. George Evans'...
    • Compliments of Al G. Field, Maple Villa Farm.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Farmhouses; Men; Women; Children
    • Men, women, and children relax on the lawn or porch of a large frame house, with barns and horses visible in the background. The farm, located outside Columbus, Ohio, belonged to minstrel showman Al G. Field (who is probably the man on the left)....
    • George W. Wilson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes
    • Portrait of actor George W. Wilson in blackface. He wears the collar of his shirt up, and rests his chin on his left hand. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many viewers; the University of...
    • Dan Quinlan.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Portrait of performer Dan Quinlan with hair parted in middle and bushy mustache. He wears a tuxedo jacket and shirt with white box tie. He costarred in Quinlan and Wall's Imperial Minstrels at Macauley's Theatre on February 18, 1904, and performed...
    • Al G. Field.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Portrait of left profile of Al G. Field, performer and proprietor of Al G. Field's Minstrels, wearing a mustache and tuxedo with plaid bow tie. Born Alfred Griffith Hatfield in Virginia on November 7, 1848, he had his last name legally changed to...
    • George Wilson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Three-quarter length portrait of minstrel performer George Wilson. He wears a topcoat and holds his right hand behind his back. George Wilson's Ideal Refined Minstrelsy performed at Macauley's Theatre on September 3-5, 1888; he returned with George...
    • George Wilson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Portrait of actor George Wilson wearing a tuxedo with white tie. George Wilson's Ideal Refined Minstrelsy performed at Macauley's Theatre on September 3-5, 1888; he returned with George Wilson's Reorganized Minstrels on December 24-26, 1888; and...
    • Charles F. Brown, circa 1908.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men
    • Portrait of Charles F. Brown, with gray hair parted in the middle, wearing a suit jacket and bow tie. His reference to "The Honey Boys" may indicate that he managed the George Evans and his "Honey Boy" Minstrels, which performed at Macauley's...
    • Al G. Field.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Theatrical producers & directors; Men
    • Three-quarter length portrait of Al G. Field, performer and proprietor of Al G. Field's Minstrels, seated and wearing a hat, suit jacket, white vest, and necktie. Born Alfred Griffith Hatfield in Virginia on November 7, 1848, he had his last name...
    • Scene from a minstrel stage show.

    • Theatrical productions; Minstrel shows; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Production photograph of a scene from a minstrel stage show, with an outdoor backdrop and picnic props. One man in blackface points a shotgun at another man in blackface, while a man in the middle, with long sideburns and wearing a hunting cap and...
    • George M. Cohan.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Retouched portrait of George M. Cohan in suit jacket and tie. Performer/producer/composer/lyricist/writer Cohan's life story was immortalized in the 1943 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy," starring James Cagney as Cohan. Cohan was born July 4, 1878 in...
    • The Progressive Minstrel.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Portrait of producer and musician William H. West, known as "The Progressive Minstrel." He is seated, wearing a jacket with tails; tie; polka dot vest; and striped pants, and holding a baton and a pair of leather gloves. Born June 18, 1853, West...
    • Dan Bryant.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Oval-shaped portrait of Dan Bryant, minstrel performer and manager of Bryant's Minstrels, wearing a suit jacket, wide tie, and overcoat. Born Daniel Webster O'Brien in Troy, New York, in 1833, he died in New York City on April 10, 1875. Location of...
    • Jerry Bryant.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Portrait of man wearing black hat, suit jacket, and ascot. Jerry Bryant was likely the brother of Dan and Neil Bryant, who performed together as Bryant's Minstrels. Annotation on print, lower center: "Our brother Jerry Bryant died April 8th 1861...

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