Wednesday, July 8, 2009


A nice illustration of what appears to me to be a barker getting ready to do ballyhoo outside a theater.

This item appeared below the image, which may explain the appearance of the Rube:

A Wheeze From Hoosierdom.

Uncle Si—"Hey, boy, whatcher makin' such a fuss about?"
Boy—"Go in an' see the big show, Uncle."
Uncle Si—"Whatcher got in there?"
Boy—"Movin' pictures."
Uncle Si—"O shucks; got 'em down in our town, tew."
Source: Film Index 12 November 1910, 25.

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