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1930s Blackface Minstrels Photo of Frank Tenney Johnson

  • $ 35500


Original blackface photo showing the Minstrel of the Drama Committee National Arts Club which included Frank Tenney Johnson (playing the guitar) on Feb 4th, 1931. This is a an extremely rare photo featuring many well known artists, dressed as minstrels, who were also members of the Salmagundi club. The surnames of which are noted in pencil on the back of the photograph and noted below:

Prior, Guam, Hohenhirst, Graeen Jr, Ryder, Pfisher
Boone, Slone, Newell, Rilemberg, Van Buren, Learned
Johnson, Curran, Bromley, Knowles, Harry Hoffman, Geupes, Nichols

This was purchased (along with many other Frank Tenney Johnson photographs and art) from one of the original liquidators of the Johnson estate.

Minstrel of the Drama Committee National Arts Club Feb 4 1931
Standard Flashlight Co Inc NYC 11963


Item measures 13.75“ long by 11“ tall wide
Frame measures 17.5" by 14.5" by 0.75" deep and weighs 3lbs 2oz


This blackface photo is in good condition with creasing to the corners and a small tear on the outside of the upper right side (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)

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