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Operatic Minstrels Original Vintage 19th Century Theater Litho P


ANtique Vintage Original Black Memorabilia Collectibles Fort Sale 
Dockstader and Armstrong's Operatic Minstrels
Original Vintage 19th Century Theater Litho Poster , 1897


Simply stunning 19th Century Minstrel Theater Poster.  Gorgeous artwork for this Very Scarce piece of  Minstrel Theater & Black American History.  Very good to excellent condition and has been professionally  linen backed. 
*We're pretty sure You WON"T see another one of these anywhere else.   Based on our research this is the ONLY one that has ever appeared on the market !    Hence, more then likely the ONLY one in existence. 

* See enlargeable image above 

Dockstader and Armstrong's Operatic Minstrels (Burrow-Giles, 1897). Very Fine on Linen. Theater Poster (35.5" X 25.5).
Two of the most well known names in the 1890s vaudeville circuit joined forces in 1897 to form Dockstader and Armstrong's Operatic Minstrels, featuring the minstrel blackface comedians Lew Dockstader and Harry J. Armstrong. Dockstader, born as George Alfred Clapp, showed a talent for music at an early age, teaching himself a number of instruments until his teenage showbiz debut. Armstrong, born as James Henry Armstrong, also started his comedy career as a teenager in the 1860s, touring around the nation with various theater and circus acts. This very rare stone litho poster has light partial touchup applied to some small tears and minor chips at the bottom. There is a title snipe at the top advertising the joint act. Very Fine on Linen.

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT On original