Chromolithograph Vaudeville poster titled "Charles E. Evans Hyde & Behman's Comedy Club", lithographed by A. Windisch. Depicts Evans in blackface holding and pointing at a satirical newspaper reading "Evening Booze". Photo copy of Evans biography from "Monarchs of Minstrelsy" by Edward LeRoy Rice, 1911, with additional ink inscriptions, en verso. Housed under glass in a painted wooden frame. 29 3/4" H x 11 5/8" W. Framed – 31 1/8" H x 13 1/4" W. Late 19th century. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN, whose grandmother great-aunt Zula Cothron was a Vaudeville performer. CONDITION: Overall good condition with foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, to be expected from age. Areas of loss, largest 1 1/2" x 1 1/8, surface of poster. Tears, largest 2 1/2", edges of poster. Not examined outside of frame.
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