Netherfield, Nottingham: Stafford Co., [ca. 1890]. Broadside, 11.25 x 9 inches. Old fold lines, light staining to left side. About very good. Item #459
Broadside advertising a performance of the Livermore Brothers Court Minstrels, an English minstrel band who performed in blackface during the Victorian era. The program includes “American Song & Dance,” “The Darkies Centenary,” and “The Kentucky Force,” among other acts. The text is bordered by extensive woodcuts of cartoonish black people, some of them appearing to be American, some of them African, and all of them advertising what fun the show will be. The edges advertise the Livermore Brothers’ new musical album, “containing 9 of their new and popular songs.” We suppose this is an album of sheet music, which can be had from the attendants at the performance for a shilling. A nice ad for British minstrelsy with an American twist.