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Produced by:
H. C. Miner Lithographing Company, American, 1896 - 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Mattie Wilkes, American, 1875 - 1927  Search this
George Walker, American, 1873 - 1911  Search this
Bert Williams, American, 1874 - 1922  Search this
Williams and Walker Company, American, 1899 - 1909  Search this
Hurtig & Seamon, American  Search this
ink on paper, glass, wood, metal
Framed: 37 5/8 × 22 5/8 × 1 1/16 in. (95.6 × 57.5 × 2.7 cm)
H x W (Poster (sight)): 27 3/4 × 20 1/2 in. (70.5 × 52.1 cm)
H x W (Brown paper (sight)): 9 1/4 × 20 1/2 in. (23.5 × 52.1 cm)
Place used:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
A color poster featuring an illustration of the late 19th-early 20th century performer Mattie Wilkes. Wilkes is pictured in the center against a yellow background. She has a faint smile and is gazing off to one side. She is wearing an off-the-shoulder white, ruffled dress and small, white, round stud earrings and she has a pink flower in her hair. In blue, black and orange text across the top is [HURTIG & SEAMON PRESENT / WILLIAMS & WALKER / AND THEIR OWN BIG CO.]. Along the bottom of the depiction of Wilkes is written in black, grey, and yellow text [THE BEAUTIFUL / MATTIE WILKES / PHENOMENAL SOPRANO]. An addition on brown paper across the bottom of the poster is [HOLLIDAY ST. / THEATRE / WEEK COMMENCING / MON. MAT. NOV. 6 / MATINEES AS USUAL]. There is a small mark reading [The / H.C. Miner / Litho. Co. / N.Y.].
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephen and Catherine Markardt
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture