Uncle Josh group

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Title:
Uncle Josh group
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Date:
1902-02-20
Description:
Uncle Josh was a stock character in amateur theatrical and minstrel shows. One man is in blackface, a crude imitation of African American skin color. The Philadelphia Inquirer ran this photograph on March 2, 1902, page 9, with the following headline and caption: CLEVER YOUNG PEOPLE ACT FOR SWEET CHARITY'S SAKE. MEDIA, Pa. March 1.—The St. Vincent Dramatic Association is composed of young people of the Media Catholic church [Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or BVM], and organized for charity. The old church near the present large edifice [on the southeast corner of Franklin St. and Church St.] has been transformed into a miniature theatre, and used by the association. Their first entertainment, "Uncle Josh," played a few evenings ago, netted them $100. In the illustration, reading from left to right, the members are Burd Patterson, P. H. Reilly, William Suter, Joseph Devine, Albert K. Holl, Kate Nolan, M. C. [Matthew C.] Fox Jr. [in blackface], William Flack, Margaret Egan, Frank D. Suter, Kate Egan, John McGinley, and Thomas J. Dolphin.
Identifier:
AP-8174
Creator:
Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909
Subject:
Format:
Glass Negative, 8" x 10"
Negative:
8174
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Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909, “Uncle Josh group,” Media Historic Archives, accessed August 4, 2020, https://www.mediahistoricarchives.org/items/show/3686.