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Minstrel Show Tradition, Racist Entertainment, USA, 1950s
Minstrel Show Tradition, Racist Entertainment, USA, 1950s

Minstrel Show Tradition, Racist Entertainment, USA, 1950s
A young child who finds a rest home for retired minstrel performers. In "flashback" sequences, a number of actual minstrel veterans, including Scatman Crothers, Freeman Davis (aka "Brother Bones"), Ned Haverly, Phil Arnold, "endmen" Cotton Watts and Slim Williams, the dancing team of Boyce and Evans, and the comic duo Ches Davis and Emmett Miller, perform in the roles they popularized in Minstrel shows.
The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American form of racist entertainment developed in the early 19th century. Each show consisted of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music performances that depicted people specifically of African descent. The shows were performed by mostly white people in make-up or blackface for the purpose of playing the role of black people. There were also some African-American performers and black-only minstrel groups that formed and toured. Minstrel shows lampooned black people as dim-witted, buffoonish, superstitious, and happy-go-lucky.

Skiing, Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada, 1950s
Skiing, Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada, 1950s

Skiing, Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada, 1950s, 16mm

First Grade Teacher Helps Boy to Learn, USA, 1950s
First Grade Teacher Helps Boy to Learn, USA, 1950s

First Grade Teacher Helps Boy to Learn, USA, 1950s, 16mm
Shows how a teacher, by helping a first-grade child to discover his need for learning, teachers him to read, write, and do arithmetic

Food Supermarket Operations, USA, 1950s
Food Supermarket Operations, USA, 1950s

Food Supermarket Operations, USA, 1950s, 16mm. Describes the activities involved in the operation of a large supermarket. Illustrates the many people and jobs necessary to help the supermarket serve the community.

Washington DC, USA, 1950s
Washington DC, USA, 1950s

Washington DC, USA, 1950s, 16mm

Airplane Landing in London, UK, 1950s
Airplane Landing in London, UK, 1950s

Airplane Landing in London, UK, 1950s, HD

Trooping the Colour, Queen Elizabeth II, London, UK, 1950s
Trooping the Colour, Queen Elizabeth II, London, UK, 1950s

Trooping the Colour, Queen Elizabeth II, London, UK, 1950s, HD

Airport, Passengers, Luggage Check-In, USA, 1950s
Airport, Passengers, Luggage Check-In, USA, 1950s

Airport, Passengers, Luggage Check-In, USA, 1950s, HD

Airport, Airplane Passengers Board, USA, 1950s
Airport, Airplane Passengers Board, USA, 1950s

Airport, Airplane Passengers Board, USA, 1950s

Operation of 16mm Sound Film Projector, USA, 1950s
Operation of 16mm Sound Film Projector, USA, 1950s

Operation of 16mm Sound Film Projector, USA, 1950s, 2K

College Beauty Pageants, USA, 1950s - 1960s
College Beauty Pageants, USA, 1950s - 1960s

College Beauty Pageants, USA, 1950s - 1960s Compilation