Cool White (1821-1891)

Cool White was an actor, singer, and composer, primarily appearing in minstrel shows. He specialized in the caricature of African-American "dandies." White started out with the Falconbridge company, debuting in 1836 as Christopher Strap in the "Pleasant Neighbor" in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1848 he appeared at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, singing "Ethiopian" or minstrel songs between pieces.

Date:
1867 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES21264
Photographer:
C. D. Fredricks & Co.
Height:
1196px
Width:
726px
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