This week's Sepia Saturday
theme inspires me to dredge up these items, which I found decades ago at an antique shop. They seemed so weird I had to buy them. Who were these women, and why were they posing thus?
|Grace Sherwood as Robinson Crusoe (!?)|
|Another parasol pose|
|Another stump pose|
You can find a lot of these antique burlesque "cabinet cards" on the Web...
Here's a good article about "Newsboy" cabinet cards
, with more photos...
Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima: Variety Theater in the Nineteenth Century, By Gillian M. Rodger
, is a good source of info on such actresses.
And here's a poignant article from the Dawson (Alaska) Daily News, April 12, 1911:
Oh yes, must love these ladies!ReplyDelete
Those fake trees are pretty awful, aren't they?ReplyDelete
Poor Jennie Joyce but even more pitiful were those husbands she seemed to wed and toss. Sad death for a high liver.ReplyDelete
The first line in the last paragraph is pretty funny: After years of marriages/divorces/lost jobs/moves, etc., a suicidal husband, and "Jenny Joyce met with hard luck after that."ReplyDelete
Jennie must have been outrageous in her day. I agree with Deb...what could be worse?ReplyDelete
What an attractive post this is!ReplyDelete
I was enjoying these cards and then we came to the story about Jennie Joyce and I didn't know who to be sorry for; her or the husbands.ReplyDelete