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Date: 1920 ca.
Description: Original caption:
"Nita Naldi, the original Aphrodite girl, who will appear in a Johnny Dooley comedy at the Pantages next week."
Naldi appeared in ...
Description: Original caption: "Fred Stone, America's Foremost Comedian and his happy family photographed recently on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Left to Right: Car...
Date: 1950 ca.
Description: Inside spread of flyer announcing a free family party in Menomonie, Wisconsin sponsored by International Harvester dealer Richartz Implement Company. Photo...
Description: The Dogpathers booth, surrounded by a crowd of children. Text on the banners and other signs read: "Kickapoo Juice Penny Pitch" "Greendale Dogpathers Cause...
Description: Surviving crew members of the USS "Franklin" watch an amateur vaudeville on their hanger deck, seven says after their disaster. The USS "Franklin" had mane...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison with the stage equipment he used for his performances.
Date: 1907 ca.
Description: Valeska Suratt's early fame was for her elaborate costumes, wasp waist, ample bosom and hips. She appeared in the 1906 musical The Belle of Mayfair...
Description: A man with a gunny sack swung over his shoulder is dressed as a hillbilly with a wig and a fake beard. Next to him stands a man dressed as a preacher, and...
Date: 1962 before
Description: Jodie "Butterbeans" Edwards and his wife "Suzy," a vaudeville comedy act. After Suzy died in 1962, Edwards continued to tour until the time of his death in...
Date: date unknown
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison performing a trick on stage. With him are his wife, who performed as Madame Alva, and an assistant.
Description: Professional magician Dick DeYoung of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on a stage with three other people. DeYoung had over five decades of experience as a club and s...
Description: Harry Houdini in chains and ropes. He is tied to a wheel on a locomotive.
Description: Jerry's Piano Girls, a Keith vaudeville circuit headliner act.
Date: 1919 ca.
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini.
Description: Copy photograph of Actor Clyde Cook in costume, for the RKO Orpheum Theatre, with a signature that reads "Blosey, Chicago."
Description: Louie Vanderiff (played by Clarence Kolb at left) and Mike Amsterdammer (Max Dill) pose in street clothes in a scene still for the 1917 silent comedy "Belo...
Description: Harry Houdini, the well-known escape artist, was born in Budapest, Hungary and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. At the time of his immigration his name was s...
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: The Crystal Theater at N. 2nd Street between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. Wells Street.
Date: 1905 ca.
Description: Comic actor Fred Stone holding the tiller of an early two-seat runabout. The automobile may be a Woods Electric or Woods Dual Power. Stone had been a circu...
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