FETCHIT, STEPIN. (1902-85) The stage name for Lincoln Perry, an African-American actor of the early 20th century who appeared in vaudeville, and films. He teamed with the well-known comedian Will Rogers in several films, usually playing a stereotype of a lazy black man.
Signed Photograph, n.p., n.d.
This full-length photograph shows Stepin Fetchit full length, in shirt and pants with a string for a belt, hat held in one hand. His shadow is cast along the light wall suggesting his character has been bent and humbled. He stands next to an empty arm chair. Signed and inscribed on the light background, "To...From Stepin Fetchit." (Item ID: 2304)