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Description: Hardware store owners Louie Vanderiff (played by Clarence Kolb at left) and Mike Amsterdammer (Max Dill) pose in rough working clothes in a scene still for...
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: 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: 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...
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: Portrait of the Wrights (possibly E. Henry & Evelyn M. Wright), a dance team, and their original personality masks.
Description: Harry Houdini in chains and ropes. He is tied to a wheel on a locomotive.
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...
Date: 2009 ca.
Description: Close-up of plasterwork and still functioning vaudeville lights in the Al. Ringling Theatre.
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: 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 stage and surrounding posters of Professor Oscar John Schendel's "All Star Vaudeville, Big Three-Ringed Circus, and Mammoth Menagerie."
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: 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...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison with the stage equipment he used for his performances.
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: 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: Quarter-length publicity portrait of renowned escape artist Harry Houdini.
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