DAC Collection Object Information
Bobby De Rue as Barnum Willie,
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions (Image): 191 x 216 mm (7.5 x 8.5 in.)
Embossed with artist’s or firm’s name, lower right: [illegible]; inscribed in ink, upper left: “Bobby De Rue—Barnum Willie. for 1/2 tone for Photo No. 8.”; inscribed in ink, lower center: “Make 1/2 tone from above lead pencil mark only giving the full circle of foot lights so as to not expose the orchestra pit.”; inscribed in pencil, center left: “<- 3 1/2 ->”; inscribed in pencil, upper center: “<- 5m ->”
Accession number: 1918.104.22.168
Gift of Ina and Philip S. Trager (B.A. Wesleyan 1956, D.F.A. 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 1922.214.171.124 – 19126.96.36.199.
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