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Hi Henry Minstrels

The Hi Henry's Minstrels had their first performance in 1879. Henry started in the theatre as a bandleader and a cornettist with the Wallace Sisters in 1872.

The company was founded by Hiram Patrick Henry (1844-). They were active for more than thirty years. Their shows played at various theaters throughout the country.

Hi Henry's troupe did several unauthorized performances of Peck's Bad Boy in the early 1880's.

Some Hi Henry Minstrel memorabilia is shown below.





Playbill, August, 1902


Here is a post card from 1905 which shows a broadside advertising a performance by the Hi Henry Minstrels. (See lower right of the card.)


Last Revision: June 21, 2019