Today we feature a photograph of a young Black boy. The picture was taken in 1897. I don't have any other information on the photograph. From the picture it is hard to tell whether this was just a candid shot of the child, or whether this was how he was made to look at part of a Vaudeville type show. The other possibility would be that he was some sort of street performer. In any case, I find it to be an interesting photograph.