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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1360s
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1680s
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1730s
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1800s
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1820s
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1840s
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1860s
Child’s Dress
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1870s
Miss Sarah Griffiths' Victorian Wedding Dress
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1900s
Children's Leather Shoes, c.1900-1920
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1910s
World War 1 'Vases'
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1930s
Wedding Dress, 1930s
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1950s
Little Red Riding Hood Doll, 1953
Little Red Riding Hood Doll, 1953

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1970s
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1990s
WPC Police Bowler Hat
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Donor ref:PA 905 (22/26274)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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