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Vintage Dan Emmett Plate
Vintage Dan Emmett Plate
Composer of "Dixie" Commemorative Plate.


 
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Vintage Dan Emmett Plate

Nice commemorative plate celebrates the life and times of Dan Emmett, composer of Dixie. Created for the Knox County Historical Society in Mt. Vernon, Ohio by Kettlesprings Kilns, a specialty plate company in business over 50 years.

Dan Emmett is founder of the Virginia Minstrels, the group that launched the minstrel era. He is the man who literally set the stage for the American pop music industry.

Dan Emmett Facts:
  • Drummer, fifer, circus boy, banjoist, fiddler, dancer, singer, comedian, songwriter
  • Founder of musical group that launched the minstrel craze
  • Staunch Yankee
  • Composer of Dixie
  • Co-author of 1862 U.S. Army fife and drum manual

Features
  • Main Image: Dan Emmett in old age
  • Additional Images: Minstrel band w/bone player.
  • Obverse: Dan Emmett biography.
  • Condition: Excellent. No chips or significant flaws.

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