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Minstrel Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 119 pictures in our Minstrel collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The Golliwoggs Bicycle Club - Surrounded by Cannibals Featured Print

The Golliwoggs Bicycle Club - Surrounded by Cannibals

Surrounded by Cannibals! The book charts Golliwogg's adventures with his dutch peg doll friends Peggy, Weg, Meg, Sarah Jane and the dinky little Midget. This is the 2nd title in a 13-book series of Golliwogg books written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence. The tale revolved around their travels around the globe on homemade bicycles (and the disasters that befall them!). These books gave the origination of the term golliwogg, now seen as highly un-PC and socially-unacceptable for reasons of supposed racial stereotyping and changing political attitudes, despite the innocent intent of the original creation, set in a time of wildly different social norms'. Date: 1896

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Caricature of Hermann Vezin, Shakespearean actor Featured Print

Caricature of Hermann Vezin, Shakespearean actor

Caricature of Hermann Vezin (1829-1910), American-born Shakespearean actor active in the UK. At the time of this cartoon he was in London, playing the role of Iago in Othello. Seen here with blacking on his face as a minstrel with a banjo.
1880

© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library

1880, 1880s, Actor, Alfred, American, Bag, Banjo, Black, Blacking, Bryan, Caricature, Cartoon, Collar, Costume, Entracte, Face, Hat, Hermann, Iago, Instrument, London, Makeup, Man, Men, Minstrel, Moor, Music, Musical, Othello, Performer, Race, Racial, Racist, Role, Sadler, Sadlers, Satire, Satirical, Shakespeare, Shakespearean, Vezin, Victorian, Wells, Wide

The Golliwoggs Bicycle Club - Sarah Jane made Queen Featured Print

The Golliwoggs Bicycle Club - Sarah Jane made Queen

Sarah Jane made Queen and Golliwog made King amongst the Cannibals - a party ensues. The book charts Golliwogg's adventures with his dutch peg doll friends Peggy, Weg, Meg, Sarah Jane and the dinky little Midget. This is the 2nd title in a 13-book series of Golliwogg books written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence. The tale revolved around their travels around the globe on homemade bicycles (and the disasters that befall them!). These books gave the origination of the term golliwogg, now seen as highly un-PC and socially-unacceptable for reasons of supposed racial stereotyping and changing political attitudes, despite the innocent intent of the original creation, set in a time of wildly different social norms'. Date: 1896

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection