Portraits of female burlesque entertainers, 1925-1946.


Strand (N.Y.),. Portraits of female burlesque entertainers, 1925-1946.

Portraits of female burlesque entertainers, 1925-1946.

Portrait photographs of female striptease performers at burlesque theaters in Boston, Massachusetts. Theaters include: Columbia Theatre, Gaiety Theatre, Globe Theatre, Howard Athenaeum, Park Theatre, Waldron's Casino Theatre, and others. Includes portraits of Ann Corio, Hinda Wassau and many others. Appears to be a collection of photographs formerly kept by the Boston Globe, as most photographs are stamped on verso: Return to Dramatic Dept. Boston Globe. The majority of the photographs were shot by Strand (New York) photographic studio, but other photographers are also included.

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Howard Athenaeum

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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...

Strand (N.Y.),

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Gaiety Theatre (Boston, Mass.)

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Wassau, Hinda

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Corio, Ann

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Boston globe.

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