"Occasionally, while on other trips, I looked in a AAA tour book to see if there was anything to see in Mt.Vernon regarding Emmett. I could never find any mention of anything. I wish I would have searched a little deeper."
"That troupe of ladies was questioned in the account as to whether they were actually men dressed as women...?
They are all in blackface, as 'Ethiopians'. Wondering if they really were women, and also if any women minstrel performers…"
"And of course, if we found pix of women minstrel show performers that were not dressed in the usual hoop skirt CW dress, ...but rather in stage costumes such as harlequins, gypsies, beggars, etc...that would open up some welcome options for dressing…"