Item Description: Images of theatrical, musical and stage entertainments including ventriloquism, minstrel shows, puppet shows, dancers, plays, pageants, magic shows, musical ensembles, musical revues, orchestras, singers, and displays of human curiosities. Group portraits of performers. Exteriors of Philadelphia motion picture theaters are shown. Most images illustrate professional entertainment; some document plays, pageants and dances at area schools (especially Upper Darby Township Schools and the National School of Elocution and Oratory).
Forms part of the D. Sargent Bell Collection; for general information, see collection record with title.
Gift of John Gibb Smith.
Title and arangement devised.
Physical Description: 146 photoprints silver gelatin; 11x14 in.
377 photoprints silver gelatin; 8x10 in.