|Title||Harry and Eva Puck known as "The Two Pucks", November 15, 1908 |
|Photographer||Otto Sarony Co., New York |
|Notes||Autograph on photo.|
PH Coll 569.209
|Contextual Notes||Harry and Eva Puck were a brother and sister act between circa 1898 and 1911, when Eva left the act to marry. Eva Puck (1892 -1979) married Sammy White, and they formed the act "Puck and White." In the original production of Show Boat, Puck and White played Frank Schultz and Ellie May Chipley. The Puck and White routine "Opera versus Jazz" was filmed by Lee De Forest in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process (1923), and is now preserved in the Library of Congress. Eva Puck also appeared in many Broadway musicals as a solo act.Harry Puck (1891-1964) composed songs such as "My Parcel Post Man" (1913), in honor of the U.S. Postal Service's introduction of parcel post service, and "The Foot-Warmer" (1914). Like his sister, he appeared in many Broadway shows as a solo performer.|
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)||Musicians--United States |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Puck, Harry, 1890-1964; White, Eva; Theater--United States--History--20th century; Women in the theater--United States |
|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 |