Poster for Morris Brothers' Opera House Minstrels | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

Poster

Poster for Morris Brothers' Opera House Minstrels

Poster for Morris Brothers' Opera House Minstrels | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Black and white lithograph on paper. Title over image of minstrel company. Inserts of Lon and Billy Morris, left and right. Large image of man papering storefront with Morris Brothers playbill over existing advertisements. Young boy and passing couple look on. Hand signed July 3 1867. Canvas backed with multiple folds.  Lon Morris and his brothers Charley and Billy first performed with, and then succeeded, the Ordway Minstrels, who performed in Ordway Hall, Boston. The Morris company occupied the space with the Pell and Trowbridge companies until it burned down in 1864, after which they relocated to St. Louis and traveled widely. The troupe featured Lon on tambourine and Billy on the bones and such dancers as Carroll and Queen.

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Black and white lithograph on paper. Title over image of minstrel company. Inserts of Lon and Billy Morris, left and right. Large image of man papering storefront with Morris Brothers playbill over existing advertisements. Young boy and passing couple look on. Hand signed July 3 1867. Canvas backed with multiple folds. Lon Morris and his brothers Charley and Billy first performed with, and then succeeded, the Ordway Minstrels, who performed in Ordway Hall, Boston. The Morris company occupied the space with the Pell and Trowbridge companies until it burned down in 1864, after which they relocated to St. Louis and traveled widely. The troupe featured Lon on tambourine and Billy on the bones and such dancers as Carroll and Queen.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89076
Creation Date:circa 1857
Creator Name:A. Troschler and Company: Boston, Massachusetts
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Collection Name:WCFTR Posters
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:3.x.0001
Original Dimensions:70 cm by 57 cm
SUBJECTS
Minstrel shows
Operas & operettas
Performing arts
Posters
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Hats
Suits (Clothing)
Ladders
African Americans
Family
Men
Moustache
Women
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