Minstrel shows were quite common throughout the country into the mid-1950s. In Hopedale,
    they were held at the town hall. The early ones were put on by the American Legion, the
    Unitarian Church and possibly other groups. The last one was likely in the early fifties. By
    that time they were being done by the Union Church Men's Club. I think the pictures from the
    top are from that era. The ads are from the program with the 1939 Unitarian Church show.

                                     
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    These names turned up long after I was given the pictures. However,
    they seem to go with these photos. If you can confirm this or add more,
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