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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 Uncle Josh in a Chinese laundry Monologue Cal Stewart 1903-04-27
Speaker Uncle Josh in society Monologue Cal Stewart 1901-02-08
Speaker Uncle Josh's trip to Boston Monologue Cal Stewart 1903-05-22
Speaker Uncle Josh in a department store Monologue Cal Stewart 1903-05-22
Speaker Uncle Josh Weathersby in a Chinese laundry Monologue Cal Stewart 1901-02-08
Speaker Uncle Josh in a museum Monologue Cal Stewart 1903-04-22
Speaker Uncle Josh's second visit to the metropolis Monologue Cal Stewart
Speaker Uncle Josh Weathersby at a camp meeting Monologue Cal Stewart 1902-07-22
Speaker Uncle Josh and Aunt Nancy put up the kitchen stove Comic dialogue Cal Stewart; Ada Jones 1919-06-27
Speaker Wedding of Uncle Josh and Aunt Nancy Smith Descriptive scene, with male vocal quartet, violin, and organ Mrs. Cal Stewart; Haydn Quartet; Cal Stewart