Musical Theater jewelry Cole and Johnson Black History jewelry

  • $30.00

Robert Allen "Bob" Cole (July 1, 1868 – August 2, 1911 was an American composer, actor, playwright, and stage producer and director.

In collaboration with Billy Johnson, he wrote and produced A Trip to Coontown (1898), the first musical entirely created and owned by black showmen. The popular song La Hoola Boola (1898) was also a result of their collaboration. Cole later partnered with brothers J. Rosamond Johnson (pictured), pianist and singer, and James Weldon Johnson, pianist, guitarist and lawyer, which resulted in over 200 songs.

The image (in public domain) is attached to tin using a finishing product that creates an oil painting like look and texture.

The image measure about 1 1/2 by 2 inches and is finished with a copper colored chain and lobster claw clasp, lead and nickel free.

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