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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...
Description: White Studio portrait of vaudevillian Bert Williams.
Date: date unknown
Description: Madison magician Ben Bergor standing in front of the Leota Theatre. Bergor was born Ben Goldenberger, first performed in Vaudeville as Bennie Golden Berger...
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: Quarter-length publicity portrait of renowned escape artist Harry Houdini.
Date: 1914 ca.
Description: Harriet Curran Kelly and her four children in a studio portrait from about 1914. From left to right the children are Eugene, Harriet, Louise, and James. Wi...
Date: 2009 ca.
Description: Close-up of plasterwork and still functioning vaudeville lights in the Al. Ringling Theatre.
Description: Nakoma 12th Night Party "O You Beautiful Doll" chorus line. From left to right are D'Arcy Timmons, 938 Waban Hill; Joan Roby, 3810 Cherokee Drive; Jennie S...
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...
Description: Committee members for the Nakoma 12th Night Party gather around a table set with candles and evergreen branches in a banquet room. They are, from left to...
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: 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...
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...
Date: 1926-11-09 ca.
Description: Laura Stewart and her Jazz Pirates pose alongside an International bus. The bus features windows with curtains and luggage rack(?) on top. There is a monum...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison with the stage equipment he used for his performances.
Description: Professor Oscar John Schendel is pictured with a violin and bow in a billboard advertising "Schendel's All Star Vaudeville, Big Three-Ringed Circus, and Ma...
Description: Harry Houdini in chains and ropes. He is tied to a wheel on a locomotive.
Description: Portrait of the Wrights (possibly E. Henry & Evelyn M. Wright), a dance team, and their original personality masks.
Description: Half-length publicity photograph of Dorothy Jardon apparently wearing only a fur on one shoulder and many rings on her hand. Stamps on the back of the prin...
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