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  • Lloyd family album


  • Photographs are mostly studio portraits of members of Harvey's Greater Minstrels and the Silas Green Company. The album is believed to have been compiled by Slim Jim (William H.) Austin, a trombonist, dancer, and comedian who performed with both minstrel troupes. Also depicted are members of Austin's family, some of whom were also minstrel performers. Sitters include minstrel troupe members: Slim Jim Austin; Clarence Powell (newspaper clipping portrait); Miss Josie Graham; Sallie Goldman; Billy Tucker; Essie Payne; Edna White; R.M. Harvey, owner of Harvey's Greater Minstrels (newspaper clipping portrait); Irwin Richardson; Frank Kirk (newspaper clipping portrait); Austin & Delany; Minnie Watts; Kate Moss; Billy Beard (newspaper or magazine clipping portrait); Helen Cotton Johnson; Ragtime Billy Tucker; Frosty Moore; Bills Bosswick; James Thomas (A.S. Knots) Willie Payne; Printice Griffin; Lee Goldman; Emmett Moss; Alonzo Moore; Whitney Viney; Beechum & Johnson comedy duo; Elmer Payne; and Duke Anderson. Family photos depict Austin's brothers Frank and Charlie, his sister Vera and mother Venus, his niece Vera, James Coleman, Corinne Burnett Bradford Johnson, a dancer for Silas Green, with Lavoisier Bradford (parents of Dorcas Lloyd); boxer Jack Johnson (Tijuana, Mexico), "Pancho Villa's 1st son" (Lavoisier Bradford), George Washington Burnett (father of Corinne Burnett Bradford Johnson); Connie Bradford Johnson ("stepdaughter of Johnson and Jack Johnson"), Dorcas Lloyd with her sister Laconia as babies, and Dorcas Lloyd and Connie as children, "when they danced with Silas Green." Also includes newspaper clippings describing performances of Harvey's Greater Minstrels and other minstrel groups in Canada, California, Oregon, Montana, Washington, State and other locations; newspaper updates on travels of Harvey's Greater Minstrels written by Austin; a playbill; one ticket for the Canadian Pacific Co. steamship line; a business card for L. Don Bradford, manager of the Pekin theater with a ticket on the back; a business card for "W.H. Austin, slide trombonist"; and a calling card for Mrs. Emma B. Dysart (St. Louis, Missouri).

Created / Published

  • ca. 1920.


  • -  African Americans--Employment--1910-1930
  • -  African Americans--Performances & portrayals--1910-1930
  • -  Minstrel shows--Canada--1910-1930
  • -  Minstrel shows--West (U.S.)--1910-1930
  • -  Minstrels--1910-1930
  • -  Families--1910-1930


  • Albums--1910-1920.
  • Autographs--1910-1920.
  • Business cards--1910-1920.
  • Clippings--1910-1920.
  • Gelatin silver prints--1910-1920.
  • Group portraits--1910-1920.
  • Photographic postcards--1910-1920.
  • Photomechanical prints--Halftone--1910-1920.
  • Portrait photographs--1910-1920.
  • Publicity photographs--1910-1920.
  • Tickets--1910-1920.


  • Tickets--1910-1920
  • Business cards--1910-1920
  • Autographs--1910-1920
  • Group portraits--1910-1920
  • Portrait photographs--1910-1920
  • Publicity photographs--1910-1920
  • Clippings--1910-1920
  • Photomechanical prints--Halftone--1910-1920
  • Albums--1910-1920
  • Photographic postcards--1910-1920
  • Gelatin silver prints--1910-1920


  • -  Many photographs are publicity photographs taken by Amundsen photo studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many of the portraits are autographed by the sitters.
  • -  Handwritten captions by Slim Jim Austin written in white crayon under most photographs. Additional donor-supplied captions are available in Lloyd family album collection file (P&P).
  • -  Some photographs have become detached from pages and are housed in envelopes with the album.
  • -  LOT title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Gift; Dorcas Bradford Lloyd; 1984; (DLC/PP-1985:026).
  • -  Published in: Photographic memory: the album in the age of photography / Verna Posever Curtis. New York, NY : Aperture Foundation, 2011, p. 180.


  • 1 album (57 gelatin silver developed-out prints) ; 18.4 x 28.9 cm. (album) .
  • ca. 27 prints : letterpress ; 20 x 11 cm. or smaller.
  • 1 photomechanical print : halftone ; 25 x 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 14027 (G) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P]


Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2010633039

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-35342 (digital files of album pages)

Rights Advisory

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  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-35342 (digital files of album pages)
  • Call Number: LOT 14027 (G) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P]
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Lloyd Family Album. Canada United States, ca. 1920. Photograph.

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