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    • Nadja, circa 1933.

    • Nadja, circa 1933.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Women

    • Portrait of burlesque star known as "Nadja." She wears her hair parted in the middle, long earrings, thin eyebrows, and dark lipstick. Nadja performed numerous times at the Gaiety Theater in Louisville before it was destroyed by fire in...
    • Scene from a minstrel stage show.

    • 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 W. Wilson.

    • 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...
    • One of Anna Held's fencing girls.

    • One of Anna Held's fencing girls.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Women; Costumes; Posing; Daggers & swords

    • A woman in a short velvet dress with an emblem of a heart holds a fencing epee. She sits, with one leg crossed over the other, on a brocade divan, surrounded by pillows. A fencing helmet rests beside her. Judging by the title, she performed with...
    • The Progressive Minstrel.

    • 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,...
    • Al G. Field.

    • 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...
    • J. H. Haverly.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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...
    • McGibeny Family.

    • McGibeny Family.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Families; Entertainers; Men; Women; Boys; Girls

    • Composite of single portraits of the Musical McGibeny Family, a musical and sketch entertainment ensemble that toured the United States in the late 19th century. They are identified from top row, left to right, as: Viola, Allie, Mrs. Frank, Victor,...
    • McGibeny Family.

    • McGibeny Family.

    • Group portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Families; Men; Women; Boys; Girls

    • Family portrait of the Musical McGibeny Family, a musical and sketch entertainment ensemble that toured the United States in the late 19th century. They appear before a backdrop with folding screen, potted plant, and fireplace. The four young men...
    • Helen French Hoey.

    • Helen French Hoey.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Women

    • Portrait of Helena French, also known as Mrs. William Hoey and as half of the French Twin Sisters dance team (with sister Minnie French, who married William Hoey's theatrical partner, Charles E. Evans and is pictured in ULPA 1980.20.0236). She is...
    • Minnie French Evans.

    • Minnie French Evans.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Women

    • Portrait of Minnie Evans, also known as Mrs. Charles E. Evans and as half of the French Twin Sisters dance team (with sister Helena French, who married Evans' theatrical partner, William Hoey). She is wearing a high-collared dress with brass...
    • Adelaide Herrmann.

    • Adelaide Herrmann.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Women

    • Full-length portrait of dancer and magician Adelaide Herrmann wearing a long dress. Born Adelaide Scarsez in London, on August 11, 1853, she married magician Herrmann III (Alexander Herrmann) and performed with him, including four appearances at...
    • Sam Devere.

    • 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.)
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