From 1900 to about 1920 tent shows became a small industry with more than 100 companies performing mainly melodramas and vaudeville. Family entertainment! The railroads helped. Tent shows during World War I were its most prosperous. Billboard declared that in 1927 over 400 shows played to 78 million people. Uncle Tom's Cabin was as much a standard under canvass as Toby and Sis.
There are 47 photographs showing both the performers and the problems they faced in their demanding careers which depended almost as much on an ability to adapt as to act.
The book is in good condition, no dust jacket, some hand use soiling but firm in binding and without markings.
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