Portraits of female burlesque entertainers, 1925-1946.
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The Howard Athenaeum (1845-1953) was often called the Old Howard. It was originally the site of a Millerite temple that was rebuilt as a playhouse in 1845. This building burned down a few months later and a new structure was rebuilt designed by Isaish Rogers in a Gothic style. It became very famous for its opera productions, and also hosted plays and ballets. It gradually lost its audience to other theatres and changed over to burlesque in the early twentieth century. From the descri...