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Witte Walt Washburn

ca. 1912-1913
20th century
245 x 195 mm (9.6 x 7.7 in.)

T. W. Gerls of Johnson’s Studio, American

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Marks: Embossed on mat, lower left: “T.W. GERLS of JOHNSON'S STUDIO 140 SOUTH WABASH AVE, CHICAGO”; inscribed on verso: “Witte Walt Washburn Sept 11-12-13 Did not please”
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 object file for research on the collection by Laura Plageman (B.A. Wesleyan 1999) and Erika Greene (B.A. Wesleyan 1988).
Credit Line: Gift of Ina and Philip S. Trager (BA Wesleyan 1956, DFA 2008), 1981
Accession Number: 1981.27.5.68

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  • blackface entertainers - From TGM:
  • comedy
  • race (concept) - Identification of a group of people as distinct from other groups on the basis of physical or socially defined characteristics, such as language. [May 1995 descriptor added.]
  • theater (discipline) - Use for the professionally oriented study of theater, involving training, practice, and study in the processes of doing theater. For the academically oriented study of theater, use "drama." [August 1995 descriptor changed, was "theater". April 1993 related term added.]
  • vaudeville - LC sh 85142419

  • image Dimensions: 245 x 195 mm (9.6 x 7.7 in.)

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