[Acting Troupe in Blackface]

Description

Photograph of an acting troupe, all men, in black face. One of them, in the back row, is dressed as a woman, with a blouse and a feathered hat. The man in the front row wearing a striped hat holds a horn instrument. The man on the far right does not wear black face, and is dressed in a three-piece suit and tie.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [1911..1915].

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: T. B. Willis Photograph Collection and was provided by Private Collection of T. B. Willis to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 122 times , with 7 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of T. B. Willis

The Private Collection of T. B. Willis consists of historical photographs of World War I Camp MacArthur, church photos, buildings across Texas, a collection of African-American photographs, and family photo albums, which include Willis family albums and extended relatives who settled in Waco, Texas in the 19th century.

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Description

Photograph of an acting troupe, all men, in black face. One of them, in the back row, is dressed as a woman, with a blouse and a feathered hat. The man in the front row wearing a striped hat holds a horn instrument. The man on the far right does not wear black face, and is dressed in a three-piece suit and tie.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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T. B. Willis Photograph Collection

Materials from the private collection of T. B. Willis, including historical photographs, albums, documents, and items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco in the 19th century.

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  • [1911..1915]

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  • 1911 - 1915

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  • Feb. 5, 2014, 8:53 a.m.

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[Acting Troupe in Blackface], photograph, [1911..1915]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth388655/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of T. B. Willis.