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Mattie Edwards, Actress, dancer and singer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Played the Dahomian Queen during the prologue of In Dahomey. She subsequently appeared in four American films; The Rise of the Johnsons, He Wanted Work (both 1914), Within Our Gates and The Brute (both 1920 and directed and written by Oscar Micheaux). Micheaux was the first African American to produce a sound feature film).

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Mattie Edwards in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x46662

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Mattie Edwards in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x46663