You are viewing a picture portraying a  		Minstrel. This is a lithograph advertising the William West Minstrel  		Show. The Lithograph was created in 1900, by the Strobridge Lithograph  		Company. Minstrel shows involved white men painting their faces black,  		and then putting on a show.  The shows typically portrayed blacks  		as ignorant and of low class. The Minstrel show provided entertainment  		at the expense of African Americans.

You are viewing a picture portraying a Minstrel. This is a lithograph advertising the William West Minstrel Show. The Lithograph was created in 1900, by the Strobridge Lithograph Company. Minstrel shows involved white men painting their faces black, and then putting on a show. The shows typically portrayed blacks as ignorant and of low class. The Minstrel show provided entertainment at the expense of African Americans.

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This clip is an example of black face minstrelsy and the stereotypical vision of blacks and black politician.

This clip is an example of black face minstrelsy and the stereotypical vision of blacks and black politician.

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Early on, the roles that Blacks portrayed in any form of media was the "mammy" "uncle tom" "buck" "wench/jezebel" "mulatto" or "pickaninny" Sometimes, most times, blacks weren't even cast by blacks. They had whites in blackface portray Blacks on stage.   http://black-face.com/

Early on, the roles that Blacks portrayed in any form of media was the "mammy" "uncle tom" "buck" "wench/jezebel" "mulatto" or "pickaninny" Sometimes, most times, blacks weren't even cast by blacks. They had whites in blackface portray Blacks on stage. http://black-face.com/

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1896 Black Paper Dolls of Minstrel Show from Boston Globe Very RARE | eBay
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Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843

Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843

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The Black And White Minstrel Show Album Cover. Note the way the body is colored white, but the head is black other than eyes and the mouth to enforce more emphasis

The Black And White Minstrel Show Album Cover. Note the way the body is colored white, but the head is black other than eyes and the mouth to enforce more emphasis

The Mastodon Minstrels - A famous Minstrel show that was one of the largest shows ever produced.

The Mastodon Minstrels - A famous Minstrel show that was one of the largest shows ever produced.

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The Black and White Minstrel Show - we hadn't heard of PC in those days!

The Black and White Minstrel Show - we hadn't heard of PC in those days!

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