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    • 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...
    • Al G. Field.

    • 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...
    • Charles F. Brown, circa 1908.

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dan Quinlan.

    • 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...
    • Doc Quigley.

    • Doc Quigley.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Entertainers; Men

    • Seated portrait of Doc Quigley, who performed at Macauley's Theatre with the Al Field Minstrels, for which he also served as manager. He wears a double-breasted wool suit jacket and pants with a seersucker vest and black silk cravat with pin....
    • George M. Cohan.

    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • George Wilson.

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Jerry Bryant.

    • 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...
    • Julian Eltinge.

    • Julian Eltinge.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing; Cross dressing

    • Actor and female impersonator Julian Eltinge was born William Dalton in Newtonville, Massachusetts on May 14, 1883 and died in New York City on March 7, 1941. Eltinge performed at Macauley's Theatre in George M. Cohan and Sam H. Harris Minstrels...
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