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This reproduction of a 1900 William H. West minstrel show poster, originally published by the Strobridge Litho Co., shows the transformation from white to "black".

Description: This article is about blackface (theatrical makeup)
Known For: Theatrical makeup used in minstrel shows, and later vaudeville.
Music Styles: Vaudeville
Location: United States of America
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Summary: Blackface was an important performance tradition in the American theater for roughly 100 years beginning around 1830.
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