|Title||Two of "The Three Leightons" posed against the set for their act, November 6, 1915 |
|Notes||Acts featuring siblings, or acts featuring performers pretending to be siblings, were common in vaudeville. The Three Leightons, a "brother act, " featured brothers Bert and Frank Leighton, who were joined circa 1906 by Joe Leighton, who was probably no relation. They had a singing and dancing minstrel act including skits involving blackface comedy routines.|
PH Coll 569.204a
|Contextual Notes||Charles "Tiny" Burnett was known for his popular orchestra leadership in the Orpheum Circuit vaudeville theaters here from 1915-1933. Over the years, Burnett amassed a large collection of souvenir photographs from the performers with whom he worked. Many of the photographs are studio portraits signed with fond notes by the performers, who range from novelty acts and circus attractions to opera singers and silent film actors.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Blackface entertainers |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Theater--History--United States--20th century |
|Location Depicted||United States |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection Division |
|Repository Collection||Charles "Tiny" Burnett photograph collection. PH Coll 569 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanner 1000x at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2010 |