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Cal Stewart

Cal Stewart (1856–1919) may have been the most famous comedian on phonograph records made prior to 1920. On nearly all his records he portrayed an unsophisticated but highly observant "rube," or rural Yankee, named Josh Weathersby, more familiarly known as "Uncle Josh." The fictitious Josh, a resident of Pumpkin Center, could be found in all sorts of comic situations, from suddenly being propelled into society to dealing with new-fangled contraptions such as the automobile, airplane, or Victrola. Stewart made his first recordings for Berliner Records around 1897 and was soon recording for nearly every company in existence. Stewart began recording for Victor Records in 1901.

The following recordings featuring Cal Stewart are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Speaker A busy week at Pun'kin Centre Monologue Cal Stewart 1908-08-31
Speaker War talk at Pun'kin Centre Monologue, with orchestra Cal Stewart 1915-06-14
Speaker Uncle Josh buys an automobile Monologue Cal Stewart 1915-06-04
Speaker Uncle Josh in a barber shop Monologue Cal Stewart 1915-06-04
Speaker Uncle Josh Weathersby's arrival in New York City Monologue Cal Stewart 1902-07-15
Speaker Uncle Josh Weathersby in a Chinese laundry Monologue Cal Stewart 1902-07-14
Speaker The daily paper at Pumpkin Centre Monologue Cal Stewart 1902-07-14
Speaker Uncle Josh Weathersby and the lightning rod agent Monologue Cal Stewart 1902-07-15
Speaker A meeting of the school directors Monologue Cal Stewart 1902-07-14
Speaker Uncle Josh Weathersby at the circus Monologue Cal Stewart 1902-07-15