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    Minstrel Music from the Antebellum Period. This lot has ten pieces of minstrel sheet music as well as a 5" x 11" satirical playbill for a performance, real or imagined. The performers highlighted in the sheet music include: Dan Emmit (1844), William Whitlock (1846), the Congo Melodists (1844), the Ethiopian Serenaders (1847), Christy's Minstrels (1847), the Boston Minstrels (1843), the Virginia Minstrels (1843), the Crow Quadrilles (1834-1839), the Ethiopian Quadrilles (undated) and "Settin' on a Rail" (undated). The "Grand African Entertainment" playbill seems to date from the 1830-1850 period and has likely published in New England, most likely Connecticut. The condition varies, but is generally very fine.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 4
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