George & Hart's Up To Date Georgia Minstrels Scrapbook, ca. 1900-1901
George, J. Edward (manager)
Hart, G. E (manager)
Up To Date Georgia Minstrels (performers)
San Diego Historical Society
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
0.1 cu. ft.: 1 box
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.
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).
George & Hart's Up to Date Minstrels Scrapbook, ca. 1900-1901, Archives Center, National Museum of American History