Sanford's Opera House, 11 October 1853


This Philadelphia production must have been one of the earlier minstrel versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin. It is something like a burlesque, but it seems to take its pro-slavery agenda seriously. Subtitled "Real Life in Old Kentuck," it claims to portray "the happiness of the Negroes of the South."



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The Clifton Waller Barrett Collection
University of Virginia