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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...
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: Portrait of the Wrights (possibly E. Henry & Evelyn M. Wright), a dance team, and their original personality masks.
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: The Crystal Theater at N. 2nd Street between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. Wells Street.
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: Quarter-length publicity portrait of renowned escape artist Harry Houdini.
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...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison with the stage equipment he used for his performances.
Description: Copy photograph of Actor Clyde Cook in costume, for the RKO Orpheum Theatre, with a signature that reads "Blosey, Chicago."
Description: View of a Home Talent Comedy performance by Charles C. Bradley, imitating Helen Morgan and singing to Mae Zimmerman of 311 North Frances Street. The backg...
Description: Three people in costume behind a table. There is a man wearing a false beard a hat, holding a jug with three x's on it, a woman wearing a polka-dot blouse...
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: Charmion (1875-1949, born Laverie Cooper in Sacramento) was a vaudeville trapeze artist and strongwoman who performed a trapeze striptease in 1897 that mad...
Date: date unknown
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...
Description: Harry Houdini, born Erik Weisz in Hungary and raised as Erich Weiss in Appleton, Wisconsin, preparing to do one of his famous escapes, this time from a sub...
Date: 1919 ca.
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of the 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: 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...
Description: Jerry's Piano Girls, a Keith vaudeville circuit headliner act.
Description: Caricature of Bert Williams, probably drawn by Al Frueh, c. 1912.
Description: The stage and surrounding posters of Professor Oscar John Schendel's "All Star Vaudeville, Big Three-Ringed Circus, and Mammoth Menagerie."
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