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Neil O'Brien and the Great American Super-Minstrels

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O'Brien, Neil

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The image shows a man in blackface with a giant rooster in the background. In the lower left corner, the actor Jack "Smoke" Gray is pictured without blackface. The caption reads "Neil O'Brien and the great American super-minstrels."O'Brien (c. 1869-1954) began as the endman in Lew Dockstader's Minstrels. He appears as an actor in several quasi-Shakespearean productions and farces in the early years of the century, and went solo after 1915. A recording of him singing with James J. Corbett is available on "The Monarchs of Minstrelsy."
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Color Lithograph
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Based on the date of publication, this material is believed to be in the public domain.
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