Flood & Hayes

| January 15, 2013

This is a “Barrel Jumping” act or so it was called in 1904……. Thank you Billie Henderson for this great old photo.

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Lew Henderson

| November 30, 2012

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Hamming It Up

| April 16, 2012

I found this photo and thought that I would post it. This is all I know, just what’s in the photo. I have only seen two other acts like this. Uncle Henry’s Pork Chop Review and Johnny Cline had a pig act for awhile. I remember he spoke of it and said he worked it […]

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Eddie Page “Quackenbush”

| February 11, 2011

              A dear friend from my younger years. What a comedian he was. He teamed up with Lillian Deshin and they became Ma and Pa Quackenbush,she is in the next photo………. Many thanks to Dan Watt for the photos. 

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Lillian Deskin “Quackenbush”

| February 11, 2011

                                                        Lillian as Ma Quackenbush.

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Vaudeville Contract

| June 26, 2010

Years ago this was one of the best forms of communication between agent and performer. These western union telegrams were as good as any contract. As a matter of fact this was your contract. This is a telegram that came from Bert Levey to the Quackenbushes, a well known agent that booked the A circuit. Many was the […]

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Lillian Deskin #1

| June 26, 2010

A graceful young lady that had a show business dream.   Her ambition was to become a performer of the arts and she succeeded.

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Lillian Deskin #2

| June 26, 2010

Lillian created her own dance academy in Tacoma, WA  in the 1920’s. She excelled in piano and other instruments but she loved comedy. In 1928 she teamed up with Eddie Page and built an act called Ma and Pa Quackenbush. They toured the country doing fairs, nightclubs, vaudeville and now and again a circus or […]

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Lillian Deskin #3

| June 26, 2010

Ma Quackenbush made a song and dance routine come alive…..so much so it made you part of the act.

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Lillian Deskin and Eddie Page #4

| June 26, 2010

Old style comedy that made you laugh till you hurt. Their one liners were current and to the point, with just a touch of light blue innuendo. The Quackenbush humor allowed you to use the theater of your own mind.

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