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Important Early Ethnographic Entertainment Memorabilia (115)

Important Early Ethnographic Entertainment Memorabilia (115)

Historic collection of black entertainment memorabilia from the 19th century to early 20th century from the New Yorker collection. There is some amazing stuff here. 1) EARLY: Early pieces include incredible 1908 Ernest Hogan Testimonial Program with Bert Williams;1882 Octoroom Playbill; 1883 Uncle Tom's Cabin program; and 1854 The Original Geo. Christy and Wood's Minstrel "Black Douglass or, The Lost Baby Found" poster/bill 9x24". 2) SHEET MUSIC (36): Early sheet music with ragtime & black covers, nice Williams & Walker, Eddie Leonard (several); 1800s lyric sheet from "Wake Nicodemus," by Henry Clay Work (J. Wrigley publishing); 1909 Cole and Johnson bill "Red Moon," and many more. 3) PROGRAMS: McIntyre & Heath; Belafonte at the Palace; "Hallelujah" movie directed by King Vidor; 1924 Provincetown "Emperor Jones"; 1880 Uncle Tom's Cabin with Memphis University Students (Anthony & Ellis); Fifty Years and Other Poems by James Weldon Johnson w/tissue photo (promo), and 1943 Lena Horne Signed Roxy Theater Performance Program with her image. 4) MOVIE & PRESS STILLS (50+): Two gorgeous vintage Williams & Walker stills, Ellington, Hampton, Dandridge, Hello Dolly with Pearl Bailey (several), Carmen Jones, promo stills of bluesmen John Hurt and Mance Lipscombe and many more. Some dupes, & some later strikes that are not in the count. This is an incredible collection.

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