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Billy McClain: 1903

Billy McClain: 1903

Circa 1903. "Billy McClain." American entertainer and impresario (1866-1950) who started out in minstrelsy and whose interests eventually came to encompass boxing promotion and motion pictures. 5x7 glass negative (broken off at the top) from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.


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Depth of field

Nose - out of focus.
Ears - out of focus.
Eyes - very much in focus.

I don't know if I'd be able to replicate this shot.

Quite the career

From cornet player, to trapeze artist, to actor and producer, and his writing credits are very impressive as well.

Seems he got around too. Billy did his thing in many cities, even into Canada.

Just an incredible resume coming from a segregated period of history.

He saw it coming

Looks like you could add clairvoyant to Billy's list of interests.

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