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John Smith and Picaninny Coleman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margaret Kirby Oct 24, 2017. 2 Replies

I am researching this early minstrel duo as far as I can tell Thomas Coleman was a banjo player. They were performing together from late in the 1830s. Coleman was Smiths apprentice. They went to…Continue

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Margaret Kirby replied to Margaret Kirby's discussion John Smith and Picaninny Coleman
"Thank you, yes. He died in South Yarra in Melbourne. He was my great great aunts husband. He had quite an amazing career. I would love to make contact with minstrel and Circus historians in America. I am in Australia! Thank you. MK"
Oct 24, 2017

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