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Charles W. Ravel

Unknown (American)
ca. 1883
Albumen silver print from glass negative
36.0 x 26.3 cm. (14 3/16 x 10 3/6 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1990
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LL: "Charles Ravelle" [sic]
The Tartt Gallery

This photograph is accompanied by two advertisements for Ravel's show: "Ravel's Humpty Dumpty and Drawing Room Circus." In one bill, the press notices are dated January 1883. The bills were printed in Toronto and Urbane, Ohio. The Springfield Sunday news: "...Ravel is certainly the peer of the best living clowns. His Humpty Dumpty is the most popular on the boards to-day." Detroit "Chaff", Michigan: "C.W. Ravel, the head and front of the company, is one of the finest pantomimic clowns that ever visited Detroit."
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