George Gould Photographs 

George Gould (1905-1990) was a professional African-American actor. Gould first worked with the Royal American Show, an African-American theater group based in Tampa, Florida, in the 1930s. In the late 1950s, Cleveland, Ohio, became his base of operation. The majority of his work in Cleveland was at Karamu House under the direction of Dorothy and Reuben Silver. He also performed in several productions at the Cleveland Playhouse. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of George Gould in various theatrical productions, including those at the Cleveland Playhouse and Karamu House.