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Topic: performances and portrayals

1799
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1937
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L'Amérique

L'Amérique

Print shows a young Native American maiden, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing a fur and fabric robe, a feathered headdress, a quiver and bow; the early form of the allegorical figure representi... more

Boston minstrels. The celebrated Ethiopian melodies ...

Boston minstrels. The celebrated Ethiopian melodies ...

Music cover illustrated with caricatures of six minstrels in two scenes.

The crow quadrilles--Arranged for the pianoforte by Robt. Ashley, Esq. / lith. of Endicott.

The crow quadrilles--Arranged for the pianoforte by Robt. Ashley, Esq....

Music cover with seven vignettes of caricatures of African-Americans.

Zip coon

Zip coon

Music cover(?) showing caricature of an extravagantly dressed African American man.

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith., N.Y.

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith...

Music cover with eight vignettes of caricatures of blacks.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Music cover showing man wearing top hat and coat with tails, holding monocle and walking stick.

Greens grosser Luftballon im Lande der Antipoden / Cajetan, delt. ; J.W. Zinke, sc.

Greens grosser Luftballon im Lande der Antipoden / Cajetan, delt. ; J....

Austrian print satirizes the intended trans-Atlantic balloon voyage of Charles Green by showing his arrival among the Maori in the Antipodes Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelham / Fleetwood lith.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelha...

Music cover showing boy dancing in dilapidated room, with kettle in fireplace.

The celebrated Congo minstrels' songs / Thayer & Co's lith., Boston.
Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applause by William Whitlock at the principal theatres in the United States

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applau...

Music cover showing two men on stage, one dancing and one playing banjo.

War 1862

War 1862

A Civil War cartoon showing New York Herald publisher and editor, James Gordon Bennett, as an American Indian whose pants, torso, and face are embellished with the Stars and Stripes. He awaits the arrival of a... more

The political Sam'ls of Posen / Gillam.

The political Sam'ls of Posen / Gillam.

Print shows a large group of political peddlers trying to sell their goods to Columbia as mistress of the house. Among those shown are Samuel J. Tilden selling "Tribulation Toys", Benjamin F. Butler with "Elast... more

"[T]hen upon one knee, uprising, Hiawatha aimed an arrow"

"[T]hen upon one knee, uprising, Hiawatha aimed an arrow"

A scene from "The song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow showing Hiawatha on one knee aiming an arrow at a deer in the wilderness.

Yon Yonson
Representative Americans

Representative Americans

Composite showing head-and-shoulders portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's cabin, Topsy dancing, and Little Eva and Uncle Tom.

Puck's political weather forecast for Fourteenth Street and vicinity / Dalrymple.

Puck's political weather forecast for Fourteenth Street and vicinity /...

Print shows the angry countenance of Father Knickerbocker looking down from storm clouds on a flood that has broken up "Tammany Hall" with the Tammany Tiger sitting on a building labeled "Tammany" and a group o... more

Our English cousins by Richard Harding Davis, illustrated / E.P.

Our English cousins by Richard Harding Davis, illustrated / E.P.

Poster shows a woman and man standing in front of a group of people, among them a soldier, a professor, and a policeman.

Uncle Tom and Little Eva

Uncle Tom and Little Eva

African American man holding little white girl on lap.

Down in Dixie written by Scott Marble.

Down in Dixie written by Scott Marble.

Includes portrait of Milt G. Barlow not in costume in upper left corner.

"Let us have peace" / C.J. Taylor.

"Let us have peace" / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows President Grover Cleveland and British Prime Minister Robert Cecil, Lord Salisbury, dressed as Natives, smoking peace pipes filled with "Common Sense Tobacco"; sitting with Cleveland, also dressed a... more

Last ghost-dance of the free silver tribe - just before being sent to the Salt River Reservation / Dalrymple.

Last ghost-dance of the free silver tribe - just before being sent to ...

Print shows a Native encampment of the Democrat/Populist presidential candidate and his followers dancing around a campfire labeled "Repudiation"; depicted are, from left, "Peffer, Jerry Simpson, Teller, Vest, ... more

Palmer's Uncle Tom's Cabin Co.

Palmer's Uncle Tom's Cabin Co.

Includes small portraits of George W. Goodhart and Tom Dailey.

Yon Yonson
Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels

Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels

Includes small portraits of Jos. Gorton and Chas. H. Larkin.

Yon Yonson
Yon Yonson
I saw it first

I saw it first

Two women grabbing onto arms of old man in top hat and monocle.

Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels

Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels

Includes small portraits of Jos. Gorton and Chas. H. Larkin.

Yon Yonson
The William H. West calendar

The William H. West calendar

Consists of calendars for July 1899-June 1900, portrait of West, vignettes of his minstrel company and the Battle of San Juan Hill.

Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels

Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels

Includes small portraits of Jos. Gorton and Chas. H. Larkin.