Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo
Bookmark (persistent url): https://dac-collection.wesleyan.edu/objects-1/info/660
William C. Sears
240 x 190 mm (9.4 x 7.5 in.)
Medium and Support:
Gelatin silver print
Inscribed in ink, lower center: “William C. Sears. Make this cut in blackface”; inscribed in pencil, upper center: drawing of musical staff and notes
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.
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).
Gift of Ina and Philip S. Trager (BA Wesleyan 1956, DFA 2008), 1981