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1944 (made)
Place of origin

Typographic poster with red and blue lettering

Object details

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
  • 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.
154 Camberwell Road, London
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Record createdJuly 23, 2010
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