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Poster

1944 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Typographic poster with red and blue lettering


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Printing ink on paper
Brief description
Poster advertising "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Physical description
Typographic poster with red and blue lettering
Dimensions
  • Poster height: 50.8cm
  • Poster width: 31.7cm
Object history
The terms “coloured” and "negro" were used historically in Britain and North America to describe people of black African heritage but, since the 1960s, have fallen from usage and are considered offensive. The terms are repeated here in their original historical context.

Associated Production: "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe. Playwright: H. Fowler Mear. Playwright: Con West. Performers: Chris Gill (Jim Crow), Norris Smith (Uncle Tom), Mary Fuller (Topsy). New Empress Theatre, Brixton, London. 21.2.1944. Performance category: musical.
Production
154 Camberwell Road, London
Collection
Accession number
S.1095-1994

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Record createdJuly 23, 2010
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