Happy 132nd Birthday, Ernest Hare! (3/16/1883). This is a photo of him in black face, as he is “Ready for fun” from the 1923 Gennett catalog. Hare recorded over 50 sides for Gennett in the 1920s in the NYC studio.
Here is a recording with Ernest Hare fronting Ladd’s Black Aces from Gennett 5164, Starr-Gennett 9398, and Apex 424