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publisher: E. Riley at 29 Chatham Street, New York City

Cover to early edition of Jump Jim Crow sheet music

Thomas D. Rice is pictured in his blackface role; he was performing at the Bowery Theatre (also known as the "American Theatre") at the time. This image was highly influential on later Jim Crow and minstrelsy images.
Date circa 1832
Medium lithograph
Dimensions 26 × 18 cm (10.2 × 7.1 in)
  • The Voices That are Gone: Themes in Nineteenth-Century American Popular Song, pp. 163-164, ISBN 0195113829
  • Jump Jim Crow: Lost Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture, pp. 9, 416, ISBN 0674010620
Source/Photographer Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia: Home - pic
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