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George E. "Mello" and Neva Satterlee McNally Vaudeville Collection, ca. 1889-1964

view George E. "Mello" and Neva Satterlee McNally Vaudeville Collection, ca. 1889-1964 digital asset number 1
Collector:
McNally, George E
McNally, Neva Satterlee -1909
Donor:
LaClair, Beatrice M
Subject:
Browning, Frances H. "Peaches" 1910-1956
Tovell, Albert
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Sheet music
Manuscripts
Date:
1889
1964
ca 1889-1964
1900-1960
1900-1950
19th century
1890-1900
1910-1930
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
George E. "Mello" and Neva Satterlee McNally Vaudeville Collection, 1889-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Beatrice M. LaClair
Topic:
Blackface entertainers
Female impersonators
Minstrel shows
Musicians
Vaudeville
Local number:
2001.3024 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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