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Visual display of the Neil O'Brien and his Great American Minstrels

Neil O'Brien and his Great American Minstrels

  • ca. 1895
Cincinnati and New York: The Strobridge Lithographic Company
  • The top caption reads "Oscar F. Hodge presents" followed in larger type by "Neil O'Brien and His Great American Minstrels." Below that is "Emile Stubers, The Georgia Sunflower." The image shows a portrait of a man in blackface.
  • O'Brien was said the perform a "realistic darky" rather than a caricature, although he featured eccentric characters. His career began in 1889 as an endman in upstate New York companies. He performed as part of duos (O'Brien and Bell; Bogart and O'Brien) before joining Haverly's in 1892 and working with them in between the periods of running his own company. He is reported to have received one of the highest salaries paid to a minstrel performer.

Publication Details

Other title
Set B
Performer
O'Brien, Neil
Producer
O'Brien, Neil
Date
ca. 1895
Publisher
Cincinnati and New York: The Strobridge Lithographic Company
Language
English
Description of Original
Color lithograph, 56 cm by 90 cm
Local identifier
WHS Image ID 89899
Location of Original
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Researchs : 4.1.0002A
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