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Container Description Date
Box 1XX, Folder 1 Photograph of Del Fuego
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Contents Note: Vaudeville and minstrel performer who called himself Del Fuego standing wearing black face, a light-colored striped shirt, short pants, dark stockings, and shoes. Photograph by Loomis in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Inscription handwritten in pencil on verso: "To My Friend Lew Dale Yr Truly Del Fuego Beach & Bowers Ceader [sic] Falls Iowa Tusday [sic] Jan 19 1892, A Dam [sic] Cold Night."

1892 Jan 19
Box 1XX, Folder 2 The Opera Glass, Aberdeen Opera House
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Beach & Bowers' Minstrels
  • Chesterfield Brass Band
  • Del Fuego
  • Baeuchle
  • Joe Allen
  • Lew Dale - Ventriloquist
  • Eddie Nixon - soprano singer
  • Bobby Beach
  • Billy Link - Somewhat Different Comedian
  • Alex Ander
  • Clint Heywood - baritone singer
  • Allen & Dale - Emperors of Music
  • Beach & Merrill - Elastique Comiques
  • Carl Charles
  • Freed - one of America's greatest jugglers
  • Mabel Snow's Burlesque Company


1892 February 13
Box 1XX, Folder 3 Wonderland
Des Moines, Iowa
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Astarte - the Barcelona Mystery a young woman walking in the air
  • The Fontainbleaus - character sketch artists
  • Browning & Shady - character change comedians, vocalists, punsters
  • Allen & Dale - music and comedy
  • The Prices - German dialect comedians
  • H.M. Price
  • Ada Price


1892 April 11
Box 1XX, Folder 4 Park Theatre
Chicago, Illinois
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • The Tybells - wonderful impalement feat
  • Lillie Wallace - serio-comic
  • Allen and Dale - instrumental comedians
  • Bijou Quartette - singers
  • McAvoys - comedy sketch artists
  • Dick McAvoy
  • Alice McAvoy
  • Frank Murphy - negro eccentricities
  • Kelly's Boarders
  • J.W. Kelly
  • J.B. Houlihan
  • The Lilters


1892 April 18
Box 1XX, Folder 5 World's Dime Museum
Cleveland, Ohio
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Andrew J. Seymour - world incomparable mind reader and human thought magnet
  • Orsona - The Wire-Haird Sampson
  • Prof. Aldrich - glass blowing
  • Prof. Abt's
  • Harry Seton (or Sefton) - refined sketch artist
  • Mamie Doyle - refined sketch artist
  • Star Specialty Company
  • Joe Allen
  • Lew Dale
  • Allen & Dale - Emperors of music and company [sic comedy]
  • The Heiders - novel sketch "German Courtship"
  • Sweet - impersonation of a bowery bum


1892 May 9
Box 1XX, Folder 6 Park Pavilion Theatre
Cleveland, Ohio
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Ida Dickery
  • Lew Dale - World's Greatest Ventriloquist
  • Steward Sisters
  • Armin & Graef - International Duettists
  • Brown Brothers- the Acme of refined song and dance
  • Shaw - wonderful impersonations
  • Allen & Dale - Comedy Musical Artists
  • Belle Stewart- singer


1892 May 19
Box 1XX, Folder 7 Balser's Music Hall
Canton, Ohio
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Joe Allen
  • Lew Dale
  • Allen & Dale - Comedy Musical Artists
  • Louis Vitak - Violinist
  • R. Vogelgesang - Cornetist
  • Frederick T. Derlich - Pianist


1892 June 13
Box 1XX, Folder 8 Harry Davis Eden Musee and Family Theatre
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Eugenie Garretta - World's Greatest Bird Educator
  • Orsono the Wire-Haired Sampson
  • Allen & Dale - Musical Stars
  • Frank Ellis - in imitation of J.K. Emmett
  • Kittie Smith - Peerless Transformation Dancer
  • James W. Thompson - Prime Minister of Ethipian Comedy
  • Williams & Barton - Original Black Face Eccentricities
  • W.H. Burke - Harmonic King
  • Amelia Hill - Fat Lady
  • Fannie Burdette - Midget
  • Cummins' & Lord's Novelty Company
  • The Gypsies - a tribe of native Egyptians who will tell the fortunes of every lady visitor free of charge
  • Marquis - The $50,000 Equine Beauty


1892 October17
Box 1XX, Folder 9 Harry Davis New Fifth Avenue Theatre, Museum and Roof Garden
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Eugenie Garretta - World's Greatest Bird Educator
  • Orsano - the Wire-Haired Sampson
  • Madam Aldcatto - Queen of Snake Charmers
  • Sam Woolf - Leader of Orchestra
  • Allen & Dale - Kings of Musical Comedy
  • Frank Ellis - in imitation of J.K. Emmett
  • Kittie Smith - Peerless Transformation Dancer
  • James W. Thompson - Prime Minister of Ethipian Comedy
  • Williams & Barton - Original Black Face Eccentricities


1892 October 31
Box 1XX, Folder 10 Park Theatre at the Casino
Niagara Falls, New York
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Decker Brother's Minstrels
  • Norton and Lester - artistic clog manipulations
  • Brothers Johnson - jugglers
  • Lew Benedict - comedian
  • Allen & Dale - comedy kings and musical artists
  • Billy Wilson - silence and fun comedian
  • Healy & Costello - comic acrobats
  • Valdare - trick and fancy bike rider
  • Joe Allen
  • Harry Meyrick
  • Fox Samuels


1892 December 21
Box 1XX, Folder 11 Allen's Opera House
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Decker Brother's Minstrels
  • Allen & Dale - comedy kings and musical artists
  • Healy & Costello - comic acrobats
  • Valdare - trick and fancy bike rider
  • Joe Allen
  • Harry Meyrick - singer and actor
  • Fox Samuels - singer
  • William Smith - singer and actor
  • Tony Clarion - singer
  • Billy Wilson - silence and fun comedian
  • Shorty Healy - smallest comedian in the world, acrobat
  • Stewart Johnson - musket juggler


1893 January 2
Box 1XX, Folder 12 The Play: Official Opera House Programme
Rutland, Vermont
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Decker Brother's Minstrels
  • Valdare - trick and fancy bike rider
  • Joe Allen
  • Harry Meyrick - singer and actor
  • Fox Samuels - singer
  • William Smith - singer and actor
  • Stewart Johnson - musket juggler
  • Harry Ward - comedian
  • Fred Anderson
  • Alfonzo - clown juggler


1893 January 31
Box 1XX, Folder 26 Grand Opera House
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: The poster is very fragile and in 3 pieces. Handwritten note in pencil on verso of bottom piece of the poster and continues on middle piece: "Jan 12 -94 Mr. Lew Dale, If you have orchestration for your end song please send it if you only have one copy send it and I will have it orchestrated. How long will it take for you to drill the people for afterpiece and what kind of wardrobe to wear? Please let us know quick and oblige. Yours H.E. R[adabaugh], Mgr. Foy, Johnson, McClintock Minstrels, Commercial Hotel, Harrisburg, Pa”

Performers listed in program:
  • Foy, Johnson & McClintock's Original Home Talent Minstrels
  • Johnson Brothers - minstrels
  • Lew Dale - musical specialist, late of Sweeny, Alvido, and Goetz Minstrels
  • Eddy Edwards - Black face comedy
  • Sheehey & Fletcher - singing and dancing
  • Edward Reese - sketch artist
  • Morris Garman - singer
  • Clyde Shaffner - singer
  • Joseph Cohen - contortionist
  • Prof. Shoff - trained dogs and goats
  • W.S. Hess - fancy and trick roller skater


1894 January 27
Box 1XX, Folder 13 The Fortescue Pavilion
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Prof. Hyatt's Challenge Orchestra
  • Lew Baker - comedian
  • Marron & James - Irish comedians
  • The Two Daly's - refined black face singers and talkers
  • Harry Daly
  • Sadie Daly
  • Gilbert Sarony - the giddy girl
  • Mitchell & Marron - singers
  • Fredo & Dale - monarchs of musical comedy
  • George Fredo
  • Lew Dale


1897 July
Box 1XX, Folder 14 The Fortescue Pavilion
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Prof. Hyatt's Challenge Orchestra
  • Lewis Baker - comedian
  • Mamie Ogden - comedienne
  • The Pembertons - sketch artists
  • Talbot Pemberton
  • Beatrice Pemberton
  • Hanson & Falken - comedy
  • Joseph Kneifel - singer
  • Mr. Deritis - singer
  • The Brownings - comedy team
  • Gilbert Sarony - the giddy girl
  • James Campbell - comedian
  • Annie Robinson - comedian
  • Fredo & Dale - musical comedians
  • George Fredo
  • Lew Dale


1897 July
Box 1XX, Folder 15 9th and Arch Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • The Three Graces - comedy
  • Charles Pacy - character vocalist and dancer
  • Burton and De Almo - vocalists and musical comedians
  • Arnold and Gardner - comedy
  • Billy Arnold
  • Lida Gardner
  • Julia Kelly - champion bone soloist
  • Fredo & Dale - musical comedians
  • George Fredo
  • Lew Dale
  • Signor D'Alma - dog and monkey circus


1897 October 18
Box 1XX, Folder 16 Columbia Gesang-Verein
Philadephia, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Prof. Roth's Orchestra
  • Albrecht & Streissguth - singers and dancers
  • Paul Albrecht
  • Marie Streissguth
  • Henry Delmain - juggler
  • Fredo & Dale
  • George Fredo
  • Lew Dale
  • H. Hoffman
  • Marie Hillebrand
  • Nellie Clinton - singer
  • Price & Watson - comedy


1897 October 24
Box 1XX, Folder 17 Bijou Family Theatre
Washington, DC
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Bijou Comedy Company
  • Bingham - ventriloquist
  • Andy Amann - eccentric German comedian
  • Shaffer and Randall - German dialect comedians
  • Dave Shaffer
  • Thomas Randall
  • Fredo and Dale - musical comedians introducing original musical novelty the Electrobalco Bells
  • George Fredo
  • Lew Dale
  • Hart and Irving - transformation artists and mystifiers
  • John Brock - story teller
  • Milton Nobles - actor
  • Dollie Nobles - actor
  • S.C. Halpin - actor
  • Kittie Bingham - singer
  • Byron G. Harlan - singer
  • Edward Marsh - singer


1897 November 8
Box 1XX, Folder 18 Acopic Theatre
Gettysburg, Virginia
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Southern Minstrels
  • Lew Dale
  • Mrs. Lew Dale
  • Elmer G. Natches
  • Harry White
  • White and Gerlach - comedians
  • George Gerlach
  • McKee Sisters - club swinging and wire walking
  • Nellie McKee
  • Rose McKee


1898 June 11-18
Box 1XX, Folder 19 Carlisle Opera House
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Bubb Comedy Company
  • Norman H. Gilbert - actor
  • Edward W. Murray - actor
  • Fred Jordan - actor
  • James S. Kitts - actor
  • J. Edward Byers - actor
  • Charles E. Jones - actor
  • Miss Goldie - actor
  • Katheryne M. Evans - actor
  • Ada Boulden - actor and banjo player
  • Ella Warren Harmon- actor
  • Dale and Dare - high class comedy musical act
  • Lew Dale
  • Harry Dare


1898 September 30
Box 1XX, Folder 20 Carlisle Opera House
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Bubb Comedy Company
  • Norman H. Gilbert - actor
  • Edward W. Murray - actor
  • Fred Jordan - actor
  • James S. Kitts - actor
  • J. Edward Byers - actor
  • Joe Deming - actor
  • Miss Goldie - actor
  • Katheryne M. Evans - actor
  • Jennie Price - actor
  • Ella Warren Harmon - actor
  • Ada Boulden - banjo player
  • Dale and Dare - high class comedy musical act
  • Lew Dale
  • Harry Dare


1898 October 1
Box 1XX, Folder 21 Mill Street Theatre
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Irving and Howard - comedians
  • William H. Irving - comedian
  • Mildred Howard - comedian
  • Pollock Brothers - artistic bag punching
  • Dale and Dare - high class comedy musical act introducing latest novelty Marimbaphone
  • Lew Dale
  • Harry Dare
  • Hazel Pollock - smallest of all swinging wire artists


1898 October 17
Box 1XX, Folder 22 Grand Opera House
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: 2 copies. Performers listed in program:
  • Original Home Talent Minstrels
  • L. Brinser - minstrel
  • Billie Maley - minstrel
  • Thomas McClintock - minstrel
  • Frank Garverich - minstrel
  • M.J. Daylor - minstrel
  • George Kautz - minstrel
  • D. Boyle - minstrel
  • F. Sullivan - minstrel
  • Prof. Weber's Orchestra
  • H. George Hess - minstrel
  • Harry Glass - minstrel
  • Dale and Dare - comedy duo
  • Lew Dale - comedian
  • Harry Dare - comedian
  • James Kling - comedian
  • William Sheffield - singer
  • Cleveland Culp - champion juvenile trick bicycle rider
  • H. Barringer - singer
  • H. Hess - singer
  • T. Sullivan - actor
  • J. Donnelly - actor
  • George T. Boyd - singer


1899 February 8
Box 1XX, Folder 23 Imperial Lyceum Entertainers under the auspices of the Lucknow Athletic Association, Board of Trade
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Mystico - Digitophistry and transmigration
  • Taylor & Huber - comedy acrobats
  • The Malseed Sisters - character song artists
  • Lew Dale - violinist
  • Prof. Wilson - ventriloquist
  • Genevia Moore - singer
  • Prof. Maley
  • The "Dales" - society sketch artists


1907 February 21
Box 1XX, Folder 24 P.R.R.Y.M.C.A Glee Club of Enola Minstrels, Board of Trade Auditorium
Harrisburg, Pennsylania
Contents Note: Performers listed in program:
  • Glee Club of Enola Minstrels
  • James Kling - minstrel
  • Harry Beck - minstrel
  • Edward Rupley - minstrel
  • George Ebersole - minstrel
  • Archie Kulp - minstrel
  • Jack Hamilton - minstrel
  • Arthur Jeffries - minstrel
  • Howard Gilland - minstrel
  • Arnold Barnes - minstrel
  • Christ Kautz - minstrel
  • Charles Kling - minstrel
  • Charles Merkle - minstrel
  • H. Hippensteel - minstrel
  • Mr. Siple - minstrel
  • Coyle - singer
  • Jerry Sullivan - monologue and dance
  • Peter Pedergast - human snake
  • Lew Dale - musical wonder
  • Filling Brothers - scientific bout as Nelson and Gans
  • Enola Mandolin and Guitar Club


1907 March 23
Box 1XX, Folder 25 Charles Townsend, Trixie Lilian, and Earle's Comedians
undated