Bones, You Done Me Wrong

Title

Bones, You Done Me Wrong

Description

Cover for a piece of sheet music entitled 'Bones, You Done Me Wrong.' The music was used for various performances put on by the Cornelius Recreation Club in 1940s.
This is one item from a collection of materials that once belonged to the Cornelius Recreation Club, which was active in Cornelius, Oregon from 1947-1950. Their stated purpose was "to provide recreational activities for both the young and older people of the community," and their regular social activities included dances, sports, picnics and holiday parties. The Club also hosted several minstrel shows. These offensive musical plays featured white community members wearing blackface and dressed in clownish outfits, denigrating African American people and perpetuating racist stereotypes. These shows were presumably given to all-white local audiences.

Creator

Myer, Bert, composer

Date Created

circa 1940s

Is Part Of

Cornelius Recreation Club Collection

Subject

Minstrel shows
Music
Cultural Studies

Extent

5 pages

Language

English

Identifier

CORtxt_RG2_07

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Cornelius Public Library at library@ci.cornelius.or.us.

Source

Cornelius Public Library

Contributor

T. S. Denison & Co., publisher