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: 1918.104.22.168
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 1922.214.171.124 – 19126.96.36.199.
Keywords: Click a term to find other records with the same keyword.