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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Old Jim.

    • Minstrels; Violins; Stone walls; Men; Dogs; Tramps
    • Portrait of a man and his dog next to a vine-covered stone wall. The bearded man wears ragged striped tuxedo pants, a tuxedo jacket with tails and a top hat. He carefully holds a fiddle and bow in his arms. The man is Jim Felton, a wandering...
    • 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)....
    • 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...
    • Lew Dockstader.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Portrait of minstrel show performer, producer, and director Lew Dockstader with balding hair and mustache, wearing a suit jacket and necktie with stickpin. Born August 7, 1856 in Hartford, Connecticut, Dockstader died October 26, 1924 in New York...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Sam Devere.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter length portrait of minstrel performer Sam Devere leaning on the arm of a velvet-upholstered chair, wearing a mustache, overcoat, and three-piece suit with bow tie, and holding a top hat. Location of photo studio: New York (N.Y.)
    • Paul Allen, Mayor of the Ohio River "Yea Boe Roe".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length portrait of actor Paul Allen in blackface costume for a minstrel show. He wears a plaid suit and cap and appears to be pointing or beckoning. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many...
    • Billy Barry 1865.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men
    • Three-quarter length seated portrait of minstrel and comedic performer Billy Barry. He has dark wavy hair and wears a three-piece suit with pocket watch fob and large white bow tie. As William Barry, he starred in "The Rising Generation" at...
    • Paul Allen, Mayor of the Ohio River "Yea Boe Roe".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length portrait of actor Paul Allen in blackface costume for a minstrel show. He wears a top hat and white coat over a velvet jumpsuit, and points to a glass bottle held in his left hand. He sits cross-legged on a stool, smoking a stogie. This...
    • J. Daly.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length character portrait of minstrel performer John Daly wearing a hat and patched pants held up by suspenders, and carrying a satchel, possibly for his role in "A Bowery Girl". Inscription on mount verso, upper center: To my friend Mr....
    • 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'...

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