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Sissieretta Jones

Artist:
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896  Search this
Sitter:
Sissieretta Jones, 5 Jan 1868 - 24 Jun 1933  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 14 x 9.7 cm (5 1/2 x 3 13/16")
Mount: 16.6 x 10.9 cm (6 9/16 x 4 5/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1895
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Medal  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Photographic format\Cabinet card  Search this
Sissieretta Jones: Female  Search this
Sissieretta Jones: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Sissieretta Jones: Performing Arts\Performer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2009.37
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 123
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43b5388df-9402-4079-bcd0-3dbc23756e52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2009.37

Blind Tom

Artist:
George Kendall Warren, 1834 - 29 Nov 1884  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Greene Wiggins, 25 May 1849 - 13 Jun 1908  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 11.5 x 9.1 cm (4 1/2 x 3 9/16")
Sheet: 14.7 x 10.2 cm (5 13/16 x 4")
Mount: 16.5 x 10.7 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1882
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Thomas Greene Wiggins: Male  Search this
Thomas Greene Wiggins: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Thomas Greene Wiggins: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Thomas Greene Wiggins: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2000.14
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 123
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm490b177f9-d18b-4ae7-9af6-75598ae473f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2000.14

Edwin Forrest in the Role of Metamora

Artist:
Frederick Styles Agate, 1807 - 1 May 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Forrest, 9 Mar 1806 - 12 Dec 1872  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 62.2 x 49.2 x 2.5cm (24 1/2 x 19 3/8 x 1")
Frame: 84.8 x 73 x 9.5cm (33 3/8 x 28 3/4 x 3 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1832
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Headdress  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Male  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Kathryn and Gilbert Miller Fund in memory of Alexander Ince
Object number:
NPG.66.20
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 132
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm498bc288f-43e3-4a8b-a082-5b27ad768634
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.66.20

Charlotte Cushman

Artist:
William Page, Jan 1811 - 30 Sep 1885  Search this
Sitter:
Charlotte Saunders Cushman, 23 Jul 1816 - 17 Feb 1876  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 71.1 x 56.8 x 3.8cm (28 x 22 3/8 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 95.9 x 81.3 x 12.1cm (37 3/4 x 32 x 4 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1853
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Bench  Search this
Charlotte Saunders Cushman: Female  Search this
Charlotte Saunders Cushman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.72.15
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 132
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40284738c-8549-400f-a1d5-427417ccfa35
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.15

Ira Aldridge as Othello

Artist:
Henry Perronet Briggs, c. 1791 - 18 Jan 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Ira Frederick Aldridge, 24 Jul 1807 - 10 Aug 1867  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 128.3 x 103.5 x 5.1cm (50 1/2 x 40 3/4 x 2")
Frame: 162.6 x 136.8 x 12.7cm (64 x 53 7/8 x 5")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical\Stage  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cape  Search this
Ira Frederick Aldridge: Male  Search this
Ira Frederick Aldridge: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.72.73
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ab4a00e6-ea82-41ff-bf54-0c299c33d0eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.73

Juliana Westray Wood

Artist:
Rembrandt Peale, 22 Feb 1778 - 3 Oct 1860  Search this
Sitter:
Juliana Westray Wood, 1778 - 1838  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 103.8 x 90.8 x 10.8cm (40 7/8 x 35 3/4 x 4 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1811
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Juliana Westray Wood: Female  Search this
Juliana Westray Wood: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee
Object number:
NPG.81.120
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 140
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm400a15233-a03b-44a6-bb00-4f2d63d36896
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.120

Mr. Hackett, in the Character of Rip Van Winkle

Artist:
Henry Inman, 28 Oct 1801 - 17 Jan 1846  Search this
Sitter:
James Henry Hackett, 15 Mar 1800 - 28 Dec 1871  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.8 x 64.1 x 2.5cm (30 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 1")
Frame: 105.4 x 92.1 x 10.2cm (41 1/2 x 36 1/4 x 4")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1832
Topic:
Weapon\Gun\Rifle  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Rural  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Bird\Owl  Search this
James Henry Hackett: Male  Search this
James Henry Hackett: Literature\Writer  Search this
James Henry Hackett: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
James Henry Hackett: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.96.47
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 132
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47e1f0cf4-bfae-49b5-acbb-4e0634701aa0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.96.47

Playbill for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Edited by:
Judy Samuelson  Search this
Subject of:
Anna Deavere Smith, American, born 1950  Search this
George Costello Wolfe, American, born 1954  Search this
Cort Theatre, American, founded 1912  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 8 3/8 × 5 7/16 × 1/8 in. (21.2 × 13.8 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 3/8 × 10 11/16 × 3/4 in. (21.2 × 27.1 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number:
2015.64.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57f7188d5-f979-4816-b77a-88a67a066e71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.64.12
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Preservation Hall, (painting)

Painter:
Schoppe, Palmer 1912-2001  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on acrylic board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Johnson Collection, The 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg South Carolina 29306 Accession Number: 2005.04.10
Date:
1987
Topic:
Architecture interior--Commercial--Hotel  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Band  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Piano  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Trumpet  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Trombone  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Saxophone  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Clarinet  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Banjo  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Drum  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Cello  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68670826
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_477762

The Solo, (painting)

Painter:
Schoppe, Palmer 1912-2001  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on acrylic board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Johnson Collection, The 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg South Carolina 29306 Accession Number: 2005.04.11
Date:
1987
Topic:
Architecture interior--Commercial--Hotel  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Band  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Piano  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Trumpet  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Trombone  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Saxophone  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Clarinet  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Guitar  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Drum  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Cello  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68670827
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_477763

Boudini Brothers Vaudeville Collection

Creator:
Boudini, Phil  Search this
Boudini Brothers  Search this
Boudini, Dan, 1891-  Search this
Names:
Orpheum Circuit  Search this
Bernard, Adele  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Business records
Advertisements
Periodicals
Contracts
Postcards
Sheet music
Programs
Scores
Magazines (periodicals)
Telegrams
Music
Scrip
Date:
1909-1928
Scope and Contents:
The papers document the Boudini Brothers Vaudeville act. They include letters, postcards and telegrams, mostly of a business nature (such as relating to bookings); business papers including contracts and papers relating to expenses; photographs of the family and of the act; programs; scores and sheet music; music manuscripts; advertisements for appearances; magazines; periodicals; clippings and articles; calendars; scrip; and miscellaneous.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Phil and Dan Boudini (original names: Filippo and Domenico D'Agostino) were accordionists. Phil was born in Ireland, Dan in Italy. As children, they and their parents moved to Paris. After an apprenticeship, Dan worked in an accordion store. After immigrating to America, they appeared as a vaudeville act during the 1910s and 1920s, performing on the Orpheum Circuit. Initially, the act was called the Boudini Brothers. Their agent was also Harry Houdini's agent and suggested that they adopt the similar name. Phil left the act in 1917, and Dan Boudini's wife, Adele Bernard, joined the act. That act ended in 1928 and Dan and Adele lived the rest of their lives in Wallingford, Connecticut.
Provenance:
Division of Culture and the Arts.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Performing arts  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Accordionists  Search this
Accordion music  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Business records
Advertisements
Periodicals
Contracts
Postcards
Sheet music
Programs
Scores
Magazines (periodicals)
Telegrams
Music -- Manuscripts
Scrip
Citation:
Boudini Brothers Vaudeville Collection, 1909-1928, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1426
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1426

"Great Performers At Philharmonic Hall: Duke Ellington," in Program for Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1965-1966, December 12, 1965

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 10), Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 10: Magazine Articles and Newspaper Clippings / 10.1: Domestic Articles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref21062

Duke Meets The Maestro and the Boston Pops, RCA Victor Advertisement, in Program for Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1955-1956, March 6, 1966

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 10), Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 10: Magazine Articles and Newspaper Clippings / 10.1: Domestic Articles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref21070

Performing Arts Center Concert

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 11), Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
December 1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 11: Publicity
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref54227

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (Series 11), Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Summer 1971
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 11: Publicity
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref54242

Title Underwriters Concert, Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 3, 1969

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 13 (Series 2), Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 2: Performances and Programs / 2.2: Domestic Tours
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref14641

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, July 1, 1971

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 13 (Series 2), Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 2: Performances and Programs / 2.2: Domestic Tours
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref14660

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, December 26, 1971

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 13 (Series 2), Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 2: Performances and Programs / 2.2: Domestic Tours
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref14663

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Computerworld Magazine.  Search this
Collection Source:
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Container:
Box 26 (Series 10), Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by donor and/or heirs. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.] .
Collection Citation:
The Computer World Smithsonian Awards, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Computer World Smithsonian Awards
Computer World Smithsonian Awards / Series 10: Awards / 10.7: Media, Arts, and Entertainment
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0425-ref3142

Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection

Creator:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Falcon Trio.  Search this
Names:
Bykowski, Edward  Search this
Maziarz, Edward F.  Search this
Walker, Anton  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1912-1913
Scope and Contents:
The Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection consists mostly of scrapbook pages that cover the career of the Falcon Trio. Included are photographs of the Trio while performing, those probably used for publicity purposes, some personal photographs, and photographs of fellow vaudevillians. Most of the images are unidentified, but beside the Trio, there are images of other acts that were on the same circuit. The collection also includes newspaper clippings of advertisements, write-ups featuring the Trio, and of the numerous theaters where they played for up to a week's engagement. There is also correspondence between Falcon and the many booking agents who handled the act. In addition, there are railroad stubs and ephemera belonging to Ed Maziarz, mementos of the Falcon's travels.

The material is not in chronological order making it difficult to compare the gains in salaries through the years, particularly from 1918 through the 1920s, and also to compare the cost of railroad travel.

Most of the contracts were between Ed Falcon, signing for the Trio, and the managers of the theaters where they performed. The terms of the contracts covered rehearsal time, publicity material the act was to provide, personal behavior, the commission percentage, billings, and length of time of performance. Some letters from the Falcon's agents suggested ideas for publicity that might be utilized by the performers. One mimeographed letter from E. F. Albee (B. F. Keith circuit) to the vaudeville artists reminded them to provide good photographs, have good costumes, to keep up standards, to keep the act interesting, not to use old material, and to keep the act fresh and clean.

Many of the contracts, in the early years especially, provided that no act could play in the same city within a year or two years. The act's name may have been changed to get around these provisos.

Several letters are of special interest because they give an idea of the relationship with the booking agents and their efforts on behalf of their clients. Bookings were obtained keeping in mind that travel should be cheap and easy. Occasionally there was trouble with lost baggage. From the letterheads and from the contents of the letters, one can see the variety of specialties of the booking agents such as those only working with circuits, with fairs, or in certain geographic areas.

The collection should be of particular use to those interested in the vaudeville days and booking of acts.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward F. Maziarz (Eddie Falcon) was born on September 12, 1891 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By the fall of 1911, he, Edward Bykowski, and Anton (Tony) Walker had begun their aerial act. From photographs, it seems they did their stunts from airplanes. Once on the vaudeville circuit, their act was done on aerial rings on stage. In their publicity, they stressed the difference between rings and the use of bars and the trapeze. The latter provided a foundation on which to sit or stand or rest, aerial rings required the performers to continue the routine until it was accomplished without any stalling. There was comedy throughout the six to eight minutes of the trio's performance. It is assumed that Eddie Falcon was the comic because of several of the images in which he appears.

Except for an interruption while Eddie Falcon served in the Navy (1918-1919), the group performed quite steadily from 1912 to 1931. The Trio played tour circuits, such as Pantages, Keith, Lowes, Hippodrome, and state and county fairs. They had contracts with a number of booking agents to whom they paid a commission of 5%, and were solicited by other booking agents who wanted to represent them. From press write-ups and letters from their own agents and those soliciting them, it appears that the Falcon Trio had a good reputation and did not often have open dates.
Provenance:
Transferred from the Division of Home and Community Life, April 1985.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Entertainers -- 1900-1940  Search this
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Aerialists  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Falcon Trio Vaudville Collection, 1912-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0160
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Falcon Trio Vaudeville Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0160
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