Neglected Genius.

Stereograph of an unidentified minstrel performer with a banjo

  • Image for Neglected Genius.
  • Image for Neglected Genius.
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
ink on photographic paper on card stock
Dimensions
H x W (Single image): 3 1/8 × 3 in. (7.9 × 7.6 cm)
H x W (Both images): 3 1/8 × 5 7/8 in. (7.9 × 14.9 cm)
H x W (Card): 3 7/16 × 6 15/16 in. (8.7 × 17.6 cm)
Type
stereographs
portraits
Place collected
United States, North and Central America
Date
1870 - 1920
Description
A stereograph depicting an unidentified male minstrel performer. The man is posed in a seated position, holding a fretless, four-string banjo as if playing. He wears a hat, striped shirt and striped pants, and looks straight at the camera. He is seated in front of a photo studio backdrop of a tree and foliage with a house in the distance. The two identical photographic prints are mounted on light green colored card stock. A printed label on the back reads [NEGLECTED GENIUS.].
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Minstrel (Music)
Minstrel shows
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.37.29.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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