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Vaudeville Trunk

Physical Description:
fabric (interior material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 42 1/2 in x 22 in x 23 in; 107.95 cm x 55.88 cm x 58.42 cm
Object Name:
trunk
Place made:
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Subject:
Vaudeville  Search this
Theater, Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Gloria K. Pocobello
ID Number:
1990.0583.01
Accession number:
1990.0583
Catalog number:
1990.0583.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-1f84-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1835379

Keith's Continuous Vaudeville Base Ball Score Counter

Associated institution:
Keith's Vaudeville  Search this
Thru person:
Rinsland, George  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
celluloid (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
Score Counter
score counter, baseball
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1900-1910
Subject:
Baseball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Baseball  Search this
ID Number:
CL.310547.007
Catalog number:
310547.07
Accession number:
310547
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-e158-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_671237

Vaudeville

Artist:
Jacob Lawrence, American, b. Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1917–2000  Search this
Medium:
Egg tempera on fiberboard with pencil
Dimensions:
29 7/8 x 19 15/16 in. (75.9 x 50.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1951
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2913
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Figuration
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py20d743fdc-fab3-44cb-8364-59e0aaccbc7a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2913

Vaudeville Clown Scrapbook, Joe Jackson

Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 11 in x 1 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 27.94 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
scrapbook
Subject:
Clowns  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
ID Number:
2007.3006.17
Nonaccession number:
2007.3006
Catalog number:
2007.3006.17
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-6389-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1335060

Vaudeville King Harmonica Case

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 1 5/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 10.4775 cm x 3.33375 cm
Object Name:
case
Credit Line:
The Peter Kassan Collection
ID Number:
1988.0783.617
Catalog number:
1988.0783.617
Accession number:
1988.0783
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Harmonicas
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-cf58-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1306683
Online Media:

Miss Chief as Vaudeville performer

Culture/People:
Swampy Cree  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Kent Monkman, Swampy Cree, b. 1965  Search this
Previous owner:
Kent Monkman, Swampy Cree, b. 1965  Search this
Seller:
Pierre-Francois Ouelette Art Contemporain  Search this
Title:
Miss Chief as Vaudeville performer
Object Name:
Photograph
Media/Materials:
Photographic paper, photographic emulsion, wood, glass
Techniques:
Chromogenic printed, framed
Dimensions:
43.0 x 36.0 x 2.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Toronto; Toronto City; Ontario; Canada
Date created:
2006
Catalog Number:
26/7171
Barcode:
267171.000
See related items:
Swampy Cree
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60d29b31c-2a94-4da0-8569-9f49b9b3402c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_394348
Online Media:

Rolling Thunder Vaudeville Company, Flyers

Collection Creator:
Newell, Louis Belmont  Search this
Kenjockety, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection
Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection / Series 2: Louis Belmont Newell "Rolling Thunder" Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4400f708d-b56a-4f26-8180-00b4a469b66e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-025-ref75

Rolling Thunder Vaudeville Company, Broadsides

Collection Creator:
Newell, Louis Belmont  Search this
Kenjockety, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Item 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection
Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection / Series 2: Louis Belmont Newell "Rolling Thunder" Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4ba4f0a70-92a4-4dae-b11a-c8b4de39f8f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-025-ref76

Automatic Vaudeville Co. token, South Africa, n.d.

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .13 cm x 1.9 cm; 1/16 in x 3/4 in
Object Name:
token
Place used:
South Africa
Date Made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Carl H. Jaeschke
ID Number:
NU.71.122.345
Catalog number:
71.122.345
Accession number:
297844
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
South African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4b11af380-7758-66d8-e053-15f76fa04f57
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1986136
Online Media:

The Merriam Vaudeville Co.: [newspaper clippings]

Collector:
Billings, Essa  Search this
Names:
Merriam, Billy  Search this
Merriam, Eva Billings  Search this
Collection Creator:
Plunkett, Billy, Mrs.  Search this
Merriam, Eva Billings  Search this
Merriam, Billy  Search this
Christiani, Norman, Mrs.  Search this
Billings, Gay  Search this
Billings, Essa  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 13.9" x 8.4".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
Circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Miscellaneous clippings about the Merriam's act, appearances, birth announcement, and fire loss. Clippings are glued into a ledger used as a scrapbook.
Local Numbers:
AC0079-0000008 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Vaudeville  Search this
Acrobatics  Search this
Aerialists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Collection Citation:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks / Merriam Trio scrapbook, pages 1-86
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8456d1118-03e6-49e7-a9e3-ed0caac99cd4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0079-ref545

The Vaudeville Newspaper/ The White Rat

Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
magazine
newspaper
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1901
ID Number:
2017.3021.054
Nonaccession number:
2017.3021
Catalog number:
2017.3021.054
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2841-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1843707
Online Media:

The Vaudeville Newspaper/The White Rat

Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
newspaper
Date made:
1901
ID Number:
2017.3021.056
Nonaccession number:
2017.3021
Catalog number:
2017.3021.056
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-819d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1843728
Online Media:

Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville scrapbook, pages 1-26

Collection Creator:
Plunkett, Billy, Mrs.  Search this
Merriam, Eva Billings  Search this
Merriam, Billy  Search this
Christiani, Norman, Mrs.  Search this
Billings, Gay  Search this
Billings, Essa  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
pages 1-26
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection Citation:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81012f8e8-5318-4cb4-98bc-7cba29b315ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0079-ref18

Vaudeville: "Many Brave Hearts Are Asleep in the Deep"

Artist:
Charles Demuth, American, b. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1883–1935  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
12 15/16 X 7 15/16 IN. (32.9 X 20.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1916
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.95
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Early American Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2d81aebd4-67ed-45f1-ba89-cb7e8c6f4194
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.95

Dusty Murray [vaudeville performer in blackface : nitrate film photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Murray, Dusty  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 52
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Nitrate negatives
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
[ca. 1926]
Scope and Contents:
Subject wears suit and hat. Subject's name on tape.
General note:
Notes: In nitrate box
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Blackface entertainers  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- African American men
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Nitrate film.
Nitrate negatives -- 1930-1940
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87a4fb3a7-2a88-475a-9fb5-d083c605499d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref1589

Smith Bros Equilibrists / Martino - World's Greatest Boy Artist / DeMello's Trans-Oceanic Vaudeville Company: [newspaper clippings]

Collector:
Billings, Essa  Search this
Collection Creator:
Plunkett, Billy, Mrs.  Search this
Merriam, Eva Billings  Search this
Merriam, Billy  Search this
Christiani, Norman, Mrs.  Search this
Billings, Gay  Search this
Billings, Essa  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 14.0" x 9.0".)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
Circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Miscellaneous clippings about vaudeville acts. Clippings are glued into a ledger used as a scrapbook.
Local Numbers:
AC0079-0000007 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Vaudeville  Search this
Acrobatics  Search this
Aerialists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Collection Citation:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks / Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville scrapbook, pages 1-26
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep840c28379-018c-4ab5-9c6a-f24c9ba830b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0079-ref544

Another big special week in vaudeville by the Gay's players at the Lyric: [advertisement]

Collector:
Billings, Essa  Search this
Names:
Merriam, Billy  Search this
Merriam, Eva Billings  Search this
Collection Creator:
Plunkett, Billy, Mrs.  Search this
Merriam, Eva Billings  Search this
Merriam, Billy  Search this
Christiani, Norman, Mrs.  Search this
Billings, Gay  Search this
Billings, Essa  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 12.0" x 6.0".)
Type:
Archival materials
Advertisements
Date:
Circa 1905
Scope and Contents:
Featuring Billy and Eva Merriam with illustrations of three arial tricks using gymnastic rings.
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0079-0000003 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Vaudeville  Search this
Aerialists  Search this
Acrobatics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Collection Citation:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks
Billings-Merriam Family Vaudeville Scrapbooks / Loose pages
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep865199bdd-5eb7-483f-9770-49246426a0ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0079-ref540

Sports card of roller derby announcer and coach, Bob Noxious of the Vaudeville Vixens

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
sports card, roller derby
Date made:
2009
Subject:
Roller Derby  Search this
Professional  Search this
Women  Search this
ID Number:
2016.3108.13
Nonaccession number:
2016.3108
Catalog number:
2016.3108.13
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a91f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1820362
Online Media:

Music Folder, Drums

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 3/8 in x 10 in; 26.3525 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
folder
Subject:
Theater, Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Gloria K. Pocobello
ID Number:
1990.0583.36
Accession number:
1990.0583
Catalog number:
1990.0583.36
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-81d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1838848

Music Folder, Bass

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/4 in x 10 1/8 in; 26.035 cm x 25.7175 cm
Object Name:
folder
Subject:
Theater, Vaudeville  Search this
Credit Line:
Gloria K. Pocobello
ID Number:
1990.0583.35
Accession number:
1990.0583
Catalog number:
1990.0583.35
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-1d50-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1838853

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