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Welcome Columbia: 1896

1896. "U.S.S. Maine -- the actors." Some of the seafaring thespians glimpsed earlier here and here. 8x10 glass negative by Edward Hart. View full size.

 

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The two end men in blackface are clearly Mister Bones (left) and Mister Tambo (right), two mainstays of a minstrel show of the period.

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It is to be hoped that any of these players still part of the crew two years later managed to be ashore on liberty when the coal bunker fire ignited the magazine.

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