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    • Oral history interview with Helen Humes.

    • African Americans; African American singers; African American musicians; Jazz; Jazz singers; Women jazz musicians
    • Oral history interview with Helen Humes, a jazz singer from Louisville, conducted on June 12, 1979 by Mary Bobo, for the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center. In this interview, Ms. Humes discusses her career, including her start in...
    • "Hebe" Miss Ada Somers.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Opera singers; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter character portrait of actress and soprano Ada Somers, possibly in costume for the role of Hebe in "H.M.S. Pinafore." In this portrait, Somers poses before a backdrop of a ship, wearing contemporary dress (a hat with flowers and a long...
    • Adelaide Cherie.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Women
    • Portrait of Adelaide Cherie looking down and to her left, wearing a hat covered in ostrich plumes, a pearl necklace, and a dark dress with ruffle and floral trim. Her eyes are lined with kohl. Location of photo studio: Chicago (Ill.)
    • Adelaide Cherie.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Adelaide Cherie leaning against a chair, wearing a fake fur overcoat, leather gloves, and cloche hat with ribbon and ostrich plumes at each side. Location of photo studio: Chicago (Ill.)
    • Adele Blood.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length character portrait of actress Adele Blood seated, wearing a wide-brimmed hat with ostrich plumes, a floor-length sleeveless evening gown, and bejeweled chains attached from her dress to her wrists. Born April 23, 1886, near San...
    • Alfred M. Hampton.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Alfred M. Hampton with hands resting on a table behind him, wearing a three-piece suit and tie with checked pants. Inscription on mount, lower center: Yours in doubt Alf. M. Hampton. Newspaper clipping on...
    • Alice Read.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Alice Read wearing floral blouse with ruffled neckline; flowers at waist; and wide gingham skirt with decorative ribbon. She stands with left hand on hip, holding a black hat adorned with flowers. Location...
    • Alma Youlin.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women
    • Portrait of left profile of actress Alma Youlin. Her hair is pulled back with combs, and she wears an off-the-shoulder dress. The inscription "Forbidden Land" in the lower right of the image refers to a play in which she appeared at Macauley's...
    • Amish Mennonite/Quilts Relief Sales/MCC USA Canada.

    • Mennonite Central Committee; Mennonite Central Committee Canada; MCC U.S.; Mennonite women; Amish women
    • The designer and creator of this mini-quilt was Alta (Roth) Mellinger (Villa Park, Ill. USA). She has a keen interest in the work of MCC having served for two years in voluntary service with this group. Her father, John Roth, was the founder of the...
    • Augustus Willson of Louisville, Kentucky, 1930.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men; Government officials; Governors
    • Portrait of Augustus Everett Willson of Louisville, Kentucky, wearing glasses and a printed tie. The photograph has been marked with discolorations. Article attached to back of image: Reported to be seriously ill: Governor of Kentucky (1907-1911);...
    • Barbara Milton.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women
    • Portrait of left profile of performer Barbara Milton wearing a dress with bib collar and pleated back, inscribed to Mr. (Boyd) Martin, Louisville theatre critic. Barbara Milton, also known as Barbara Milton Watkins Strater (following her marriage...
    • Bearded man with dog.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men; Dogs; Posing
    • Character portrait of unidentified man with beard, mustache, and small hat leaning right cheek against dog, possibly a pit bull. Location of photo studio: Chicago (Ill.). Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Belle Gold in "The Ham Tree," 1906.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women
    • Portrait of actress Belle Gold, who played Desdemona in the Vaudeville musical "The Ham Tree," tilting her head away from the camera, wearing a pleated white blouse with high lacy collar. "The Ham Tree" was performed at Macauley's Theatre February...
    • Ben M. Giroux.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men
    • Three-quarter length portrait of Ben M. Giroux seated in a wooden chair, wearing a three-piece suit and tie with stickpin. Inscription on print, lower left: To Col. John T. Macauley, with memories of years gone by. Ben M. Giroux. Location of photo...
    • Bert Coote.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men
    • Portrait of Bert Coote, a young man wearing a plaid suit jacket and necktie. Coote was a member of the Reed and Collier Company acting troupe, which performed "Hoss and Hoss" at Macauley's Theatre twice: on September 14-19, 1891, and April 20-22,...
    • Billie Burke, circa 1909.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Full-length character portrait of right profile of actress Billie Burke, possibly in costume for her role in "Love Watches," which she performed at Macauley's Theatre at Christmas 1909. She leans forward in an armchair, toward a set backdrop of a...
    • Blanche Ring, circa 1904.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing
    • Three-quarter length character portrait of actress Blanche Ring, seated, wearing wide-brimmed hat with ostrich plumes and dress in patchwork pattern. Blanche Ring came from an acting family (brother Cyril and sister Frances were also performers, as...

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