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George & Hart's Up To Date Georgia Minstrels Scrapbook, ca. 1900-1901

Collector:
George, J. Edward (manager)
Hart, G. E (manager)
Collectors:
Up To Date Georgia Minstrels (performers)
Donor:
San Diego Historical Society
Subject:
Gillam, Harry entertainer
Williams, Billy entertainer
Cissel, Clarence entertainer
Mines, Augusta entertainer
Oliver, Jack entertainer
Gilliam, Bessie entertainer
Cissel and Mines entertainers
Oliver and Gilliam entertainers
Physical description:
0.1 cu. ft.: 1 box
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Advertisements
Place:
United States
Date:
1900
1901
ca 1900-1901
1900-1910
20th century
1880-1910
Notes:
The Georgia Up To Date Minstrels were an African American troupe of 35 minstrels who performed in the Pacific Northwestern United States. They were advertised as the most popular troupe of performers, ca. 1866-1901, and were said to have been the highest paid, making between $5.00 to $15.00 per week.
Summary:
Scrapbook contains articles which review the troupe, and tickets.
Also includes biographical information on troupe members Harry Gillam (the "Hebrew acrobat"), and Billy Williams the contortionist; and advertisements for other minstrel acts (Clarence Cissel, Augusta Mines, Jack Oliver, Bessie Gilliam).
Cite as:
George & Hart's Up to Date Minstrels Scrapbook, ca. 1900-1901, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Minstrels
African American entertainers
Minstrel shows
Acrobats
Contortionists
Revues
Troubadours
Local number:
1997.3028 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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