Dixie Moon Melodies

Title

Dixie Moon Melodies

Description

Photograph of the costumed cast for the performance of 'Dixie Moon Melodies.' See CORtxt_RG2_16 for information about the script of the show.
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.

Date Created

circa 1940s

Is Part Of

Cornelius Recreation Club Collection

Subject

Minstrel shows
Theater

Place

Cornelius, Oregon

Medium

gelatin silver prints

Language

English

Identifier

CORpic_048

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