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Topic: vaudeville

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The Pick Sisters

The Pick Sisters

From the Justine Springer Collection, PR1976.0208/6.

Luis Martinetti /

Luis Martinetti /

"Gymnast and contortionist, performing on flying rings"--Raff & Gammon price list. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:16 at 30 fps. Film... more

Carmencita /

Carmencita /

Copyright: no reg. Performer: Carmencita. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Ed... more

Caicedo (with pole) /

Caicedo (with pole) /

"King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan ... more

Sandow /

Sandow /

10777 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright (under title Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope): W.K.L. Dickson; 18May1894; 10777. Performer: Eugen Sandow. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. Accordin... more

Glenroy Bros.

Glenroy Bros.

From Raff & Gammon price list: Farcical pugilists in costume. 15.00. Copyright: no reg. Performers: Glenroy Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps. MAVIS 180327. Filmed October 6, 1894, in Ed... more

Sandow

Sandow

Strong-man Eugene (Eugen) Sandow poses in a long shot on a bare stage against a black background, wearing only tight trunks and laced sandals. He begins with his arms folded against his chest, looking off scree... more

Leander Sisters /

Leander Sisters /

The Leander Sisters perform a clever, characteristic dance called the "Yellow Kid." Stage is in the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., and the audience is composed largely of bathers. One sister appears to be dr... more

Bowery waltz /

Bowery waltz /

"Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of Waite's Comedy Company, in the famous Bowery dance. The dancers are dressed in costumes characteristic to the surroundings, and the dance as shown is an exact reproduc... more

Cupid and Psyche /

Cupid and Psyche /

"An original dance by the Leander Sisters, performed at the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal. One is dressed as Cupid, with the accompanying wings, bow and arrow; the other represents Psyche. The dance is full o... more

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New York City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

Caption: Joseph Hart. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2731. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

64510 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: The Young America Quintette: Mattie Boorum, the phenominal girl baritone, Mr. Jack Cranz, Harry Robinson, John P. Fox, Master George Mack. Created and "copyright 1899 by The... more

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New York City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

Caption: Fleurette. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2791. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

64790 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Cook and Sorona. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2828. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ork City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

Caption: Frank Gardiner. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2790. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

645..? U.S. Copyright Office Caption: McWatters & Tyson in Scenes in a dressing room. Created and "copyright 1899 by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cin. & N.Y." John R. Considine, sole proprietor;... more

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New York City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

58733 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Fleurette & Frank Gardiner. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2807. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The serenaders

The serenaders

Opens on a stage set of a two-story brick building. Two street serenaders in rather shabby clothes stand outside the building, one playing a trombone and the other what appears to be a clarinet. A young woman a... more

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New York City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

Caption: Joseph Hart & Carrie DeMar. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2840. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, N.Y.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, N.Y.

Caption: Clever Carrie DeMar. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2732. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New York City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

Caption: Elizabeth Murray. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2801. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

"The vaudeville theatre"

"The vaudeville theatre"

Humorous drawing shows vaudeville performers backstage applying makeup and stretching. One man stretches a leg high in the air while grasping hooks on a coat rack. Another walks on his hands with his legs twist... more

McIntyre and Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

McIntyre and Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

Consists of text with art nouveau leaf design border.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New York City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

Caption: Smith & Campbell. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2720. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2820. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New York City.

Joseph Hart Vaudeville Co. direct from Weber & Fields Music Hall, New ...

Caption: O'Brien & Havel. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2719. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

Caption: Charles J. Stine & Olive Evans. Created and "copyright 1899 by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cin. & N.Y." John R. Considine, sole proprietor; W.F. Crossley, manager. No. 4297. Forms part... more

George Felix & Lydia Barry in "The vaudeville craze"

George Felix & Lydia Barry in "The vaudeville craze"

44319 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: She - "Where are you going?" He - "Don't know." Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2714. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library... more

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

Caption: Casino Comedy Four. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2824. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville

47901 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Kelly & Ashby. Created and "copyright 1899 Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." No. 2735. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Return engagement of Hardeen, king of handcuffs the biggest vaudeville attraction in America.

Return engagement of Hardeen, king of handcuffs the biggest vaudeville...

At head of title: B.F. Keith's, Lowell's leading theatre, week starting Mon. Mar. 9. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Con... more

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Ching Ling Foo outdone /

Ching Ling Foo outdone /

"The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when ... more

The magician /

The magician /

"The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handke... more

A wake in "Hell's Kitchen"

A wake in "Hell's Kitchen"

Takes place on a rather plain room set, with a single religious picture and a coat hanging from the plain, white walls. An open coffin sits in the center of the room, with its lid leaning against the back wall.... more

The political vaudeville / Keppler.

The political vaudeville / Keppler.

Illustration shows the business representative or "walking delegate" for the Pennsylvania coal miners' union doing a song and dance on a stage for the benefit of striking coal miners; lurking in the shadows is ... more

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

McIntyre & Heath's Comedians the epitome of vaudeville.

Caption: You're another. Created and "copyright 1900, The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 4290. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

High class vaudeville
The enchanted drawing /

The enchanted drawing /

"Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly dr... more

The tramp's unexpected skate

The tramp's unexpected skate

On a stage with a painted backdrop of a terrace overlooking a park, a man identified as a tramp by his ragged costume and beard lies asleep against a potted palm tree. Two boys enter from screen right, each rol... more

Trapeze disrobing act

Trapeze disrobing act

Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville show. Two men in rough clothing are visible in a box on the left as a woman sits on a trapeze over the stage. Fully dressed in street clothing, the tra... more

Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

"Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeav... more

As in a looking glass

As in a looking glass

Opens on a split stage set of two rooms with a door and wall between them. In the living or dining room on the left of the frame, an elderly, bearded man sits at a table, reading the newspaper. In the bedroom o... more

Betsy Ross dance

Betsy Ross dance

Opens on a bare stage with a painted backdrop of an interior theater wall and pillar. From screen right, a woman in a short, ruffled dress and sash, tights, and ballet slippers, with long, dark hair worn in cur... more

The extra turn

The extra turn

Camera is positioned as if in the audience of a vaudeville show. A man and two women, all in evening clothes, are seated in a theater box to the left of a stage with curtains and a painted backdrop of trees. A ... more

Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3

Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3

Opens on a set of a saloon or tavern with a long bar and pictures on the wall that include boxers, a ballerina, and a reclining female. At the end of the bar stands the bartender, reading a newspaper. Two men d... more

From show girl to burlesque queen

From show girl to burlesque queen

Opens on a dressing room set with a mirror, dressing table, and chair center stage and a folded dressing screen on the left. A smiling, dark-haired woman enters through the door on stage right, unbuttoning a fu... more

Expert bag punching

Expert bag punching

A man stands on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest, as if performing a vaudeville act. To the right of the frame is a sign on an easel identifying him as "Gus Keller, Novelty Bag Puncher, New Polo A.A.... more

Duel scene, "By right of sword"

Duel scene, "By right of sword"

Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a lake surrounded by forest. A bearded man wrapped in a dark cloak and wearing a dark fur shako--apparently the novel's character of Major Devinsky--stands stage left... more

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Vaudeville Act 6: Zoltan Toeroek, Child Prodigy (Varieténummer 6: Zoltan Toeroek, Das Wünderkind)

Vaudeville Act 6: Zoltan Toeroek, Child Prodigy (Varieténummer 6: Zolt...

Moriz Jung (Austrian (born Czechoslovakia) Moravia 1885–1915 Manilowa (Carpathians))

Vaudeville Act 4: Bumbery Blads & Cie, Plastic Poses (Varieténummer 4: Bumbery Blads & Cie, Plastiche Posen)

Vaudeville Act 4: Bumbery Blads & Cie, Plastic Poses (Varieténummer 4:...

Moriz Jung (Austrian (born Czechoslovakia) Moravia 1885–1915 Manilowa (Carpathians))

Klaw & Erlanger's Advanced Vaudeville

Klaw & Erlanger's Advanced Vaudeville

Caption: Stars of all nations. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Dancing boxing match, Montgomery and Stone

Dancing boxing match, Montgomery and Stone

Very short vaudeville turn from the well-known team of Montgomery and Stone. Appears to have been filmed outdoors in front of black paper taped up on a wall as a backdrop. Two men box in a comedic manner, with ... more

The National Vaudeville

The National Vaudeville

Berryman Political Cartoon Collection

Unidentified vaudeville performer

Unidentified vaudeville performer

From the Justine Springer Collection, PR1976.0208/8.

Vaudeville performer Jean Maddox

Vaudeville performer Jean Maddox

From the Justine Springer Collection, PR1976.0208/3.

Vaudeville 7
Vaudeville 7
Vaudeville, 7
Funny party resting after their sport making

Funny party resting after their sport making

soldiers taking a rest from entertaining their comrades in traditional vaudeville style. Judging by the other photos in this 'Horse Show' series, the men on horses in the background would also have been enterta... more

Amorus (?) & Audrey (?) - vaudeville performers, 1914

Amorus (?) & Audrey (?) - vaudeville performers, 1914

Names transcribed from partially illegible signatures on the photograph. From the Justine Springer Collection, PR1976.0208/5.

Vaudeville performer Elsie White, 1916

Vaudeville performer Elsie White, 1916

From the Justine Springer Collection, PR1976.0208/4.