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[Thomas Godfrey portrait photographs].
BANC PIC 2016.015--PIC; BANC PIC 2016.015--NEG box 1; BANC PIC 2016.015--NEG box 2; BANC PIC 2016.015
Collection Overview

Title:

[Thomas Godfrey portrait photographs]

Creator/Contributor:

Godfrey, Henry J., creator, photographer.

Abstract:

Portraits of early California vaudeville acrobat and contortionist "Professor" Tom Godfrey in various costumes and poses -- e.g. various contortions, seated in a chair that he balances on a trapeze swing, tied by a rope to a chair, balancing on a tightrope while aiming a rifle, and aiming a rifle behind his back while looking in a mirror. Prints comprise a selection of the images from the negatives.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Godfrey, Thomas -- Portraits
Acrobats -- California -- Photographs
Aerialists -- California -- Photographs
Vaudeville -- California

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
13 glass negatives (NEG boxes 1-2) and 6 prints (PIC folder).
Possibly photographed by Henry J. Godfrey, Thomas's brother, a professional photographer based in Santa Cruz. (There is a portrait of Thomas in volume 1 of the Henry J. Godfrey photograph archive, BANC PIC 2016.057).
NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.
Thomas Godfrey portrait photographs, BANC PIC 2016.015, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Marc Selvaggio Bookseller ; 2015.
Thomas Godfrey, sometimes known as "Professor" Tom Godfrey, performed in various Northern California theatrical venues from the 1880s to at least 1910. In 1889 he walked on a tightrope across the Pit River Falls.

Type:

graphic
Glass negatives.

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
19 photographs in 2 boxes and 1 folder : glass negatives and digital prints ; 28 x 22 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/reference-online
BANC PIC 2016.015--PIC
BANC PIC 2016.015--NEG box 1
BANC PIC 2016.015--NEG box 2
BANC PIC 2016.015

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.

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