Minstrel show

The Black and White Minstrel Show - we hadn't heard of PC in those days!

The Black and White Minstrel Show - the highlight of Saturday night telly!

William McClain was an African-American acrobat, actor, and comedian. He is well-known for his appearances in minstrel shows before World War I. He also wrote, produced, and directed major stage and outdoor extravaganzas. However, despiteWilliam McClain was an African-American acrobat, actor, and comedian. He is well-known for his appearances in minstrel shows before World War I. He also wrote, produced, and directed major stage and outdoor extravaganzas. However, despite his great ability…

William McClain was an African-American acrobat, actor, and comedian. He is well-known for his appearances in minstrel shows before World War I. He also wrote, produced, and directed major stage and outdoor extravaganzas. However, despiteWilliam McClain was an African-American acrobat, actor, and comedian. He is well-known for his appearances in minstrel shows before World War I. He also wrote, produced, and directed major stage and outdoor extravaganzas. However, despite his great ability…

Christian Minstrel Show

Christian Minstrel Show

The George Mitchell Minstrels - The Black And White Minstrel Show (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs

The George Mitchell Minstrels - Black And White Minstrel Show

The George Mitchell Minstrels - The Black And White Minstrel Show (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs

Naval apprentices giving a Jackie Minstrel Show at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Illinois, 1917

Naval apprentices giving a Jackie Minstrel Show at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Illinois, 1917

The Mastodon Minstrels - A famous Minstrel show that was one of the largest shows ever produced.

The Haverly's United Mastodon Minstrels, (An attraction)

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History

This minstrel show was an American entertainment with both whites in black face as well as blacks in black face

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Four-member band in black face make-up playing tambourine, fiddle, banjo and percussion in exaggerated poses.

Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843

Minstrel Show, Alabama, 1936

Minstrel Show, Alabama, 1936

Minstrelsy - minstrel shows

Minstrelsy - minstrel shows

The Black & White Minstrel Show - saw them at the London Palladium. Didn't realise at the time how non-PC this was as I was only little.

The Black & White Minstrel Show was a popular British television show. A petition against it went to the BBC in The characters in Joe Egg make a few derogatory references about black people.

Ned Haverly, grandson of J.H. Haverly who ran the United Mastodon Minstrels.  Since he learned his act from one of the great 19th century minstrels shows, we get a good glimpse into how minstrel shows really looked and sounded.

Ned Haverly, grandson of J. Haverly who ran the United Mastodon Minstrels. Since he learned his act from one of the great century minstrels shows, we get a good glimpse into how minstrel shows really looked and sounded.

What did the entertainment look like in the 19th century? With slavery booming, racism was at the forefront of society and the gap in racial segregation was still open wide. Entertainment came from the traveling circus, theater troupes, ventriloquists, poets, comedians, and orchestras. In 1808, The ...What did the entertainment look like in the 19th century? With slavery booming, racism was at the forefront of society and the gap in racial segregation was still open wide. Entertainment came…

Supreme Queen Goddess — Same shit, different year.

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