Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Spider 1915 "Glee Club"

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The Spider 1915 "Glee Club"

Description

This illustration represents the Glee Club, featuring three men in blackface wearing tuxedos and large bow-ties. The man in the center appears to be directing the other two figures, one of whom is holding an instrument. According to the Richmond Collegian, The Glee Club was also referred to as "The Glee Club Minstrels". The men in this photo have darkened skin with white lips and white lines on their faces, reiterating the role of blackface as a performance.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Spider 1915: 217.

Publisher

The Spider, University of Richmond

Date

1915

Language

English

Identifier

Web217-1915.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“The Spider 1915 "Glee Club",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 15, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/186.