Vaudeville Advertisement, ca. 1899


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Vaudeville Advertisement, ca. 1899

This advertisement from Cincinnati, Ohio depicts "the epitome of vaudeville" in the late 1800s. Although derived from 19th-century-style minstrel shows - a form of variety entertainment that included sketches, dance, and music - 20th-century vaudeville was typically well structured in its acts. Divided into two parts, the productions began with a "dumb act" and ended with headliner performances.

Image Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, LC-USZ62-24428 (b&w film copy neg.)


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