George E. "Mello" and Neva Satterlee McNally Vaudeville Collection, ca. 1889-1964
McNally, George E
McNally, Neva Satterlee -1909
LaClair, Beatrice M
Browning, Frances H. "Peaches" 1910-1956
1 cu. ft. : 1 box
Neva Satterlee McNally formed an orchestra at the age of 17. She married George McNally and they took the stage name Mello. After her death in childbirth in 1909, McNally, continued to work in vaudeville. McNally's vaudeville career apparently ended in 1928.
Photographs, commercially published sheet music, and original music manuscripts from the McNallys' vaudeville careers. Collection includes minstrel show and blackface material; photo of Albert Tovell, once the master of ceremonies for Frances H. "Peaches" Browning; and a photograph of "Gov. Jordan," a blackface female impersonator.
George E. "Mello" and Neva Satterlee McNally Vaudeville Collection, 1889-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Beatrice M. LaClair