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    Georgia Up To Date (Greve Litho Co., c.1900) Theater Poster (27" X 41"). This poster is an important visual document of the role of African Americans in the late 19th Century musical theater. It also serves to establish a strong connection to the roots of African American ragtime music. Bessie L. Gilbert was a vocalist for the band, Georgia Up To Date. Not white men in black face, they were part of the George and Hart's traveling show, which also featured white minstrel players. The reference to Ms. Gilliam as the "black Lucy Daly" refers to a white woman performer who made the song Ragtime Lady famous in 1898. Fine- condition on Linen.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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