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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 ...
Date: date unknown
Description: Outdoor portrait of Madison magician Ben Bergor, who performed as Bennie Golden Berger during the early years of his career. He billed himself as the faste...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison with the stage equipment he used for his performances.
Description: White Studio portrait of vaudevillian Bert Williams.
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison performing a trick on stage. With him are his wife, who performed as Madame Alva, and an assistant.
Date: 1930-09 ca.
Description: During the 1920s Madison magician Ben Bergor toured with various vaudeville companies. This is the setup for the Curtis Comedy Company.
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...
Date: 1906 ca.
Description: Mazie Trumbull, famous as a cross-dresser and dancer, and her sister Frances, side by side in a White Studio photograph.
Description: Poster for the 4th of July celebration in Oostburg, Wisconsin. The featured entertainment consisted of acts for which the Ben Bergor Entertainment Agency w...
Date: 1919 ca.
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini.
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: Ben Bergor, Madison magician, ventriloquist, and entertainment agent, performing with Jerry O'Reilly at a farm show. With Bergor is his wife Alva who often...
Date: 2009 ca.
Description: Close-up of plasterwork and still functioning vaudeville lights in the Al. Ringling Theatre.
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...
Description: Gummo (Milton Marx) on the left and on the right Groucho (Julius Henry Marx) holding a rat terrier dog.
Caption from Paramount Pictures, Inc.:
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: Original caption: "Fred Stone, America's Foremost Comedian and his happy family photographed recently on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Left to Right: Car...
Description: Dancers at Nakoma's 12th Night Party perform while wearing masks. They are, from left to right, Professor John F. Stauffer, Perle Knope, Lyman Frazier, Ru...
Date: 1905 ca.
Description: Color lithograph poster for "Sinclair--Baton Spinner & Club Juggler" consisting of one large image of a man juggling surrounded by four smaller images of h...
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...
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