DAC Collection Object Information
William C. Sears,
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions (Image): 240 x 190 mm (9.4 x 7.5 in.)
Inscribed in ink, lower center: “William C. Sears. Make this cut in blackface”; inscribed in pencil, upper center: drawing of musical staff and notes
Accession number: 19126.96.36.199
Gift of Ina and Philip S. Trager (BA Wesleyan 1956, DFA 2008), 1981
Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by the donors from a secondhand store in Bridgeport, CT; possibly collected by owner or manager W.P. Heuritze of the Roanoke Theater (location presently untraced), or by several managers or theaters.
Bibliography: See Laurie, p. 153; see object file for research on the collection by Laura Plageman (B.A. Wesleyan 1999) and Erika Greene (B.A. Wesleyan 1988).
Work Type: photograph
Related Works: From a group of 74 vaudeville photographs, DAC 19188.8.131.52 – 19184.108.40.206.
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