Minstrel Troupe, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1897

Description:The Borough's first 'blackface' Minstrel Troupe.

As you can see from the image some performers have applied theatrical make-up so that they represent black people.

Today this would be considered highly inappropriate, however when this photograph was taken in 1897 it was thought of as an acceptable form of entertainment.


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Donor ref:PA 905 (22/26274)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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