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Wabash Minstrels

Randy Bond - 24Mar11 1:25PM


Here is a photo from the New Hampshire Historical Society Collection in Concord by NH photographer Henry P. Moore. It is one of a number of his Civil War naval photos. This one shows a minstrel band aboard the USS Wabash in 1863. Minstrel shows using both white and black sailors were a popular form of entertainment aboard the ships.



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