Carncross & Dixeys Minstrels, Illustrated Broadside
Printed broadside, 10.75 x 30.5 in. A troupe of African American performers gleefully dance and play for an imagined audience on top of the illustrated broadside promoting the Carncross and Dixeys Minstrels show. Advertised performances that intended to entice the public included: The School for Scandal!; Mary Warner's performance of Or, the Troublesome Lovers; a glimpse of the Chinese Giant, Ka-foozle-em; as well as other musical and comedic acts.
Provenance: Descended Directly in the Family of Peter Marks, Minstrel Show Harpist, 1860-1863
Brittleness on the outer margins with a few tears.