Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 481

Price Realized: $ 270
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MUSIC--MINSTRELSY.) DUDLEY, SHERMAN HOUSTON. S.H. Dudley. Smart Set. Photo-pictorial poster, printed on heavy cardstock13-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches; small, closed tear to the top between the "H" and the "D." N.Y. circa 1900

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Sherman Houston Dudley (1872 - 1940) was an African American vaudeville performer and theatre entrepreneur. He gained notability in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as an individual performer, composer of ragtime songs, and as a member and later owner of various minstrel shows including the Smart Set. Dudley is also notable as one of the first African Americans to combine business with theater, by starting a black theater circuit, in which theaters were owned or operated by African Americans and provided entertainment by and for African Americans.