A frontier flirtation
Frontier flirtation, or how the tenderfoot won out | How the tenderfoot won out
Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. On a park bench center stage sits a well-dressed woman with a dark veil obscuring her face, holding an open parasol overhead and a closed fan in her lap. A mustached cowboy enters, dressed in fringed chaps, boots, Western hat, neck kerchief, and pistol belt. When he spies the woman, he...
Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Opens on a stage set of a street with a sidewalk and a high fence completely covered with female burlesque troupe posters. The four posters visible advertise actual contemporary burlesquers Fred Irwin's Majestics, Rose Sydell (of her London Belles), Phil Sheridan's New City Sports (with the tag line "Ain't we three birds"), and the Rentz-Santley Co. One of the center posters--that for Rose Sydell--features...
Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)