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Billy Broad, The Wandering Minstrel

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Billy Broad, The Wandering Minstrel

ca. 1913
20th century
194 x 145 mm (7.6 x 5.7 in.)

Rembrandt [photography studio], American

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Marks: Inscribed with stamp, lower right: “Rembrandt Chicago”; inscribed, lower right: “Yours truly Billy Broad The Wandering Minstrel Oct. 22, 1913 Believe Me”
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: 1981.27.5.7

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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: 194 x 145 mm (7.6 x 5.7 in.)

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