This wonderful souvenir photo of a vaudevillian performer in black face was found tucked in a wedding scrapbook of a couple who took a honeymoon cruise from New York through Cuba, and on to South America. The scrapbook is a treasure trove of information of 1930s culture, and I will be listing other items from this trip shortly. The photo shows a white performer with his faced black up and clothing stuffed at the rear. He has his hair tied up in a bandanna, and is holding a towel in front, almost as if he is a matador in a bull fight. This may have been the case as the couple did attend a bull fight and this photo may have come from some featured entertainment after the event. There was no reference to the performance in the scrapbook but lot of interesting things including menus, tickets to attractions, sporting events, etc. The performer could have been a shipboard employee or could have been in one of the clubs that the couple referenced visiting in the scrapbook. Condition of the photo is excellent. The photo is black and white and size is 5" x 8.25". The photographic sheet is slightly larger than the image, and one corner of the sheet is bent but doesn't affect the image.
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