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Description: Harry Houdini in chains and ropes. He is tied to a wheel on a locomotive.
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.
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: 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...
The Story of Lost Bird
Description: Harry and Bess (Beatrice) Houdini in formal attire, the year of his death from acute appendicitis.
Date: 2009 ca.
Description: Close-up of plasterwork and still functioning vaudeville lights in the Al. Ringling Theatre.
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: 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...
Description: White Studio portrait of vaudevillian Bert Williams.
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: 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: 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...
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: 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...
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...
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...
Description: The Gold Dust Twins were a popular comedy-musical act that toured in the Midwest during the 1950s. The two men sang, danced, and performed banjo music, as...
Description: Copy photograph of Actor Clyde Cook in costume, for the RKO Orpheum Theatre, with a signature that reads "Blosey, Chicago."
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