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G. H. (GEORGE HENRY) ELLIOTT - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 180406

G.H. ELLIOT (GEORGE HENRY ELLIOT) Youtfhul image of the British "Chocolate Coloured Coon" shown in a white dress shirt and patterned tie (3½x5½). Extremely rare! Printed photograph signed in ink: "Yours sincerely/G.H. Elliot", in black ink. B/w, 3½x5½. Captioned in lower margin.

Sale Price $234.00

Reg. $260.00

Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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G.H. ELLIOT (GEORGE HENRY ELLIOT)
Youtfhul image of the British "Chocolate Coloured Coon" shown in a white dress shirt and patterned tie (3½x5½). Extremely rare!
Printed photograph signed in ink: "Yours sincerely/G.H. Elliot", in black ink. B/w, 3½x5½. Captioned in lower margin. British Music hall singer and dancer known as the "Chocolate Coloured Coon", G. H. Elliot (born George Henry Elliot, 1882-1962) first appeared in black face at the age of nine while performing with the Primrose West Minstrels after his family in the emigrated to the US. Returning to England in 1901, Elliot went on to perform his act on London stages, eventually becoming a top-billed performer. His signature songs include "Idaho," "I Used To Sigh For The Silvery Moon" and "Sue, Sue, Sue." He also sang "Lily of Laguna" in tribute to his hero, black face actor Eugene Stratton. Bowed. Corners creased. Signature lightly smudged, but legible. Lightly soiled at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.

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