Shortly after Rice's "Jim Crow" became famous, the second stereotype of blackface performance appeared when George Washington Dixon blacked up as "Zip Coon." "Jim Crow" was supposed to be a southern slave, dressed in rags; "Zip" (derived from the name Scipio) was supposed to be a northern, urban, dandified black. This sheet music is from the 1830s.



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