Jim Crow Lithograph. London: Madeley Litho, ca. 1840s. Jim Crow was a song and dance from 1828 that was done in blackface by the white minstrel performer Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy Rice.” It was inspired by the song and dance of a disabled African slave named Jim Crow. The song was an initial step on the “imitation” and mockery of blacks, which gave rise to the minstrel show. As a result of the popularity of this song and the genre it created, “Jim Crow” became a pejorative term meaning African American, resulting in racial segregation laws of the same moniker. 10 ½ x 7 ½”. Mounted on card. Possibly the trimmed cover to sheet music. Very good.