Poster for "Neil O'Brien and his Great American Minstrels." | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

Poster

Poster for "Neil O'Brien and his Great American Minstrels."

Poster for "Neil O'Brien and his Great American Minstrels." | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color lithograph poster whose top caption reads "Oscar F. Hodge presents" followed in larger type by "Neil O'Brien and His Great American Minstrels." Below that is "Emil Subers, The Georgia Sunflower." The image is a large portrait bust of a grinning Subers in blackface.

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DESCRIPTION
Color lithograph poster whose top caption reads "Oscar F. Hodge presents" followed in larger type by "Neil O'Brien and His Great American Minstrels." Below that is "Emil Subers, The Georgia Sunflower." The image is a large portrait bust of a grinning Subers in blackface.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89899
Creation Date:circa 1895
Creator Name:Strobridge Lithographic Company
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Collection Name:WCFTR Posters
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:4.1.0002A
Original Dimensions:56 cm by 90 cm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
O'Brien was said to perform a "realistic darky" rather than a caricature, although he featured eccentric characters. His career began in 1889 as an endman in upstate New York companies. He performed as part of duos (O'Brien and Bell; Bogart and O'Brien) before joining Haverly's in 1892 and working with them in between the periods of running his own company. He is reported to have received one of the highest salaries paid to a minstrel performer.
SUBJECTS
Minstrel shows
Cosmetics
Men
Publicity
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. For further information, contact WCFTR. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Center. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. Please Credit: Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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