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I read a brief news article today about Dorothy Young, the last surviving assistant to Harry Houdini.  She died a few days ago at the age of 103. 
Accompanying the article was this absolutely stunning portrait of her.  Clicking on it brought me to a high resolution version of it, which I’m very thankful for, as it made the watermark in the lower right hand corner visible.  It says “Apeda NY”.  A quick search led me to this page, which has a bit of background on the Apeda Studio, as well as other studios and photographers who captured the Vaudeville and Broadway scene in its infancy and golden era.  Wow!  I have only done a quick scan of the site, but it looks like a real treasure trove of both beautiful photographs and information on a bygone era.  I’m going to have to revisit it when I have the time to sift through its contents.
Broadway Photographs.

I read a brief news article today about Dorothy Young, the last surviving assistant to Harry Houdini.  She died a few days ago at the age of 103. 

Accompanying the article was this absolutely stunning portrait of her.  Clicking on it brought me to a high resolution version of it, which I’m very thankful for, as it made the watermark in the lower right hand corner visible.  It says “Apeda NY”.  A quick search led me to this page, which has a bit of background on the Apeda Studio, as well as other studios and photographers who captured the Vaudeville and Broadway scene in its infancy and golden era.  Wow!  I have only done a quick scan of the site, but it looks like a real treasure trove of both beautiful photographs and information on a bygone era.  I’m going to have to revisit it when I have the time to sift through its contents.

Broadway Photographs.

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