Bojangles & Léon Vorst?


This photo of Léon Vorst has a notation written on the back saying,
“Léon returning to Ste. Genevieve.”

photo of “Léon returning to Ste. Genevieve.”
“Léon returning to Ste. Genevieve”

Most likely he was coming home from a trip that he made with his friends, Will Naumann and Ed Sexauer. The trio went to Arkansas for a month early in 1901. Léon is standing toward the left wearing the light colored topcoat. Next are Will and Ed. Can that be Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and his partner in the center of the picture? It sure looks like Bojangles!


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