Unknown theater group

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Title:
Unknown theater group
Location:
Date:
1900-1909
Description:
Play or minstrel show in makeshift performance space, possibly the Media Minstrel Association headquarters. 19 Perge Modo” on banner above stage. Image out of focus. Two white men wearing dark makeup referred to as blackface, supposed to make them look like Black people. Performances like this one, sometimes called minstrel shows, often included racist songs and humor, and were performed by white people for white audiences. Ironically there is a bust of William Shakespeare on stage.
Identifier:
AP-9057
Creator:
Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909
Subject:
Format:
Glass Negative, 8" x 10"
Negative:
9057
Address:

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Citation

Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909, “Unknown theater group,” Media Historic Archives, accessed July 30, 2021, https://www.mediahistoricarchives.org/items/show/4018.