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Lot 589: The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise Party.”

Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War

by Be-Hold

October 29, 2016

Yonkers, NY, USA

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  • The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise Party.”
  • The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise Party.”
  • The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise Party.”
  • The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise Party.”
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Description: The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise Party.” 5 cabinet cards. This is an act featuring 4 women in male attire, satirizing male friendship [look closely!] A Google search turned up an advertisement in the Daily Alta California for 12 May 1884 for the Baldwin Theater announcing that photographs of the act would be given out at the final days of Rice’s Surprise Party, a popular theater group. This is a very rare assembly of five cabinet cards of the group, by Houseworth.

Condition Report: Excellent [4]

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