7 Minstrel Ephemera and Musical Memorabilia items: 1st item: J.W. Johnson's Old Reliable Virginia Minstrels broadside, 29-3/4" x 11-1/2" framed. 2nd item: Banjo-Octette 1892 Hamilton Minstrels advertising poster with photo of band and listing names of eight band members, 20-5/8" x 24-3/4" oak frame. 3rd item: Metal figurine of African-American trumpet player issued by Academy of Music, NY, Jan 12th, 1894, for the 100th performance in "Old Kentucky", incised on top "Leader of the Pickanniny Band Master Brister", on front, "100th Performance in Old Kentucky" and inscribed on base "Academy of Music NY Jan 12 1894", 6" H x 3-1/2" dia. 4th-5th items: Two framed black and white photographs of Black American minstrel groups including New Orleans Strutters (16-1/4" x 20-1/2") and an unidentified jug band (10-3/4" x 12-1/2" F). 6th and 7th items: One minstrel tambourine with hand-written song lyrics on front and back of drum (2" H x 9-3/4" dia.), late 19th century, and one WWI tambourine with hand-drawn sketch of four musician soldiers and additional (faded) information. Paper label on back identifies tambourine as having been at Camp Mills, NJ, Jan. 1, 1919. 1-1/4" H x 8" dia. 7 items total. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. For more information on Maddox's musical background, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAMo1EEIcrk . CONDITION: Framed items with some yellowing to paper or staining to matte. Few areas of damage to molding of frame of 2nd item. Both tambourines with signs of use.
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