Lot 312: (VAUDEVILLE) An album with 101 photographs of vaudeville performers, both men and women, some in wild costumes and blackface.

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October 25, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: (VAUDEVILLE)
An album with 101 photographs of vaudeville performers, both men and women, some in wild costumes and blackface.
With one photograph by Sarony and 18 of the images autographed by performers, many inscribed to "Little Renie," who compiled the album. Silver prints, the images measuring 3 1/8 inches in diameter to 8x10 inches (7.9 to 20.3x25.4 cm.), mounted recto/verso on black paper pages, each performer or group with a caption in white ink. Oblong folio, pictorial red suede, lightly worn. Circa 1909
Notes: Renie Riano was a stage and character actress who made her start in a vaudeville act with her mother, stage actress Irene Riano.

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