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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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30              Youth's Golden Gleam
ing attorney; W. D. Gallagher and E. D. Mansfield, influential journalists and literary figures; W. C. Peters, Joel D. Field, and T. B. Mason, music publishers; John B. Russell, job printing superintendent.
Down the next aisle are representatives of the pioneer transportation group: such names as Colonel John B. McClelland, official of the Little Miami Railroad; Colonel A. G. Sloo; Captain R. G. Baldwin, of the steamboat Clip­per \ Captain Robert Getty, of the steamboat Webster; Cons. Miller, river editor of the Gazette; Ira Athearn, Samuel P. Hibberd, and Archibald Irwin, Jr., steamboat agents.
Here is an aisle exhibiting woodcuts of black­face singers in gaudy costumes having tam-borines, banjos and "bones" raised as the theater curtain goes up: old-time minstrels such as "Daddy" Rice, George N. Christy, William Roark, M. J. Tichenor, Joseph Murphy, and Nelson Kneass. The actual homes of these wandering minstrels were varied, but no community of the Western country saw or heard them oftener than did Cincinnati.
Finally there is a Jim Crow aisle in this pic­ture gallery of the 'forties in which the names are fictional but their darky prototypes are as real as the Ohio River and the plantations of the Southland: Susanna, Nelly Bly, Lemuel, Brudder Gum, Dolly Day, and Angelina Baker.







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