DAC Collection Object Information
The Merry Messengers,
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions (Image): 147 x 199 mm (5.8 x 7.8 in.)
Inscribed in black ink, upper left: “The Telegraph” […cut off] “The Merry Messenger” […cut off]
Accession number: 19188.8.131.52
Gift of Ina and Philip S. Trager (BA Wesleyan 1956, DFA 2008), 1981
Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by the donors from a secondhand store in Bridgeport, CT; possibly collected by owner or manager W.P. Heuritze of the Roanoke Theater (location presently untraced), or by several managers or theaters.
Bibliography: See object file for research on the collection by Laura Plageman (B.A. Wesleyan 1999) and Erika Greene (B.A. Wesleyan 1988).
Work Type: photograph
Related Works: From a group of 74 vaudeville photographs, DAC 19184.108.40.206 – 19220.127.116.11; see also photo no. 14 in the group.
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