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Sophie Tucker Collection
Singer, comedian, and actress, Sophie Tucker was one of the most well-known entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. Making her professional stage debut in 1907, Tucker’s big voice and even bigger stage presence were a hit on the vaudeville and burlesque touring circuits. Later in her career she hosted her own radio program and appeared in movies and on television, ultimately earning her the nickname “the last of the Red Hot Mamas.” Photographs of Sophie Tucker and her friends are made available thanks to support from the Atran Foundation.
[Peter Page.]

[Peter Page.]

In ink, on recto: Here's a picture of a man who didn't think / an actress could be an all around good...

[Ted Shapiro.]

[Ted Shapiro.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: To Anne / "A Regaler Feller" / from...

A. W. Greiner In His 6 Cylinder 90 H.P. Thomas

A. W. Greiner In His 6 Cylinder 90 H.P. Thomas

In ink, on recto: To my / "old pal" Sophie. / Sincerely / Arthur W. Greiner.

[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]

In ink, on recto: To Sophie - / I have always said / "You were the best" / [...] days / together again...

[Lester Allen as Se–or Tostado in "Rufus LeMaire's Affairs".]

[Lester Allen as Se–or Tostado in "Rufus LeMaire's Affairs".]

In ink, on recto: To Sophie / I am always / your Toastado / Sincerely / Lester.

[Lester Allen.]

[Lester Allen.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: To Lackey Boy / Sincerely / Lester...

[Lou Stoltz.]

[Lou Stoltz.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: To Lacky / a good dancer but / bad...

[Carl.]

[Carl.]

In ink, on recto: To my dearest / pal Sophie - / Carl.

[John McCullough.]

[John McCullough.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Irwin?]

[Irwin?]

In ink, on recto: To Aunt Sophie & Al / Two of my greatest / boosters - I hope / someday I'll be able...

[Edward William Bootle-Wilbraham, 3rd Earl of Lathom.]

[Edward William Bootle-Wilbraham, 3rd Earl of Lathom.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Hannen Swaffer.]

[Hannen Swaffer.]

In ink, on recto: To my / dearest old / Sophie - the real Yidisher Mammy of / us all / Hannen Swaffer...

[Teddy Freidman.]

[Teddy Freidman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Fred Barnes.]

[Fred Barnes.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Girl.]

[Girl.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: Ever yours / [...] / May 4, 1918.

[Agnes Zancig.]

[Agnes Zancig.]

In ink, on verso: [...] / [...] Sophie / Agnes Zancig / 8/1/10.

[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Charley Burke.]

[Charley Burke.]

In ink, on recto: With best wishes / from Charley Burke / to Sophie Tucker / daughter of / old man Tucker....

Corinne De Forest

Corinne De Forest

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: Always your friend / and pal. / Gay...

[Julius Zancig.]

[Julius Zancig.]

In ink, on verso: [...] / [...] / Sophie Tucker / Julius Zancig / Aug.

[Ethel McDonough in "The Divine Myrna".]

[Ethel McDonough in "The Divine Myrna".]

In ink, on recto: Sophie Tucker / Just as I am [...] / [...] / Sincerely, / Ethel McDonough [...]

[Woman with two children.]

[Woman with two children.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. Cyrillic inscription in ink, on verso.

[Jack Carroll, Sophie Tucker and Ted Shapiro.]

[Jack Carroll, Sophie Tucker and Ted Shapiro.]


[Al Lackey at Archie and Lucille Mayo's nautical party at the Hillcrest Club.]

[Al Lackey at Archie and Lucille Mayo's nautical party at the Hillcrest Club.]

May, 1937.

McMahon & Chappelle

McMahon & Chappelle

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: Yours in Truth.

[Bernie Adler.]

[Bernie Adler.]

In ink, on recto: Bernie / Adler / Chicago / who wrote / The Loving Rag / 1908.

[William Schilling.]

[William Schilling.]

In ink, on recto: Sincerely Yours / Wm. Schilling / Come kiss me my [...] / to / Sophie Tucker / 3/26/11....

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Janet.]

[Janet.]

In ink, on recto: To / Aunt Sophie / with / loads of love / Janet.

[Little girl.]

[Little girl.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Carl McCullough.]

[Carl McCullough.]

In ink, on recto: [...] / Here's hoping that / [...] greatest desires [...] In pencil, on verso: Carl...

Empire City Quartette

Empire City Quartette

Cooper, Tally, Mayo & Cooper. In pencil, on recto: to / Sophie.

Mara Spiegel

Mara Spiegel

"Ross" B.V.G. Berlin SW 68. Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: Do you...

[Dave Lewis.]

[Dave Lewis.]

In ink, on recto: To "Our" Sophie / Dave / Lewis / 9/15/09.

[Jaenette Adler.]

[Jaenette Adler.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: Lovingly yours / Jaennette Adler.

[George Foster in London.]

[George Foster in London.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In ink, on recto: The Boss.

[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]

In ink, on recto: To Soph / Am still regretting / the fumble I made with / precious / [...] / 8/15/21....

Mara Spiegel

Mara Spiegel

"Ross" B.V.G. Berlin SW 68. Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Little girl.]

[Little girl.]

In ink, on recto: Love to / Sophie from / Aline / 3/25/25.

[Beulah Dallas.]

[Beulah Dallas.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Ed Blondell, father of Joan Blondell.]

[Ed Blondell, father of Joan Blondell.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[William Schilling.]

[William Schilling.]

In ink, on recto: Sincerely Yours / Wm. Schilling / to / Sophie Tucker / with all / the success in /...

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection. In pencil, on verso: [...] to the [...] / met many [...]...

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]

Photograph is part of Sophie Tucker Collection.

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