CDV studio portrait of blackface minstrel George Swayne (Swaine/Swain) Buckley (1829-1879). Case & Getchell: Boston, n.d., circa 1861-1865. Photographer's 299 1/2 Washington St. imprint on verso.
A founding member of the family minstrelsy troupe Buckley's Serenaders, originally New Orleans Minstrels, one of the most popular entertainment companies in the United States from the mid-1850s and 1860s. Consisting of the patriarch James Buckley and three brothers, Bishop, Fred, and George Swain who was the "light and eccentric comedian" and also played banjo.
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