Music-Hall audience in Trocadero, London - the 1890's
from Jimmy Glover, His Book, pages 188-9:
It was at the Trocadero that Eugene Stratton, who married a daughter of "Pony" Moore, of Moore and Burgess' minstrels, first trod the English music-halls, when he left the St. James Hall and Burnt-cork land; it was the old story, with a black face they knew him and loved him, yet when he sang "The Whistling Coon" with a white face, well, as the American Lady says, "there were chilblains in the box-office." Frost, large and deep, attended poor Eugene so back he had to go to popularity, fame and fortune with the burnt-cork make-up.
Jimmy Glover, Jimmy Glover, His Book. In Internet Archive (London, 1912), p. 188-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437471855423 accessed: 17 May, 2022
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|The Whistling Coon||performed by Eugene Stratton|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|