The Four Novelty Grahams, Acrobatic Performers at Victoria Theatre, Philadelphia by Lewis Hine

Title:The Four Novelty Grahams, Acrobatic Performers at Victoria Theatre, Philadelphia
Artist:Lewis Hine
Owner:Library of Congress
Country of Origin:United States of America
Date of Creation:1910 AD
Tags:Photographs Pennsylvania
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This picture shows the "Four Novelty Grahams" acrobatic performers at the Victoria Theatre, Philadelphia. The father is 23 years of age. Willie Graham is 5 years of age, and Herbert Graham is 3 years of age. At 9 P.M. on June 10th, 1910, these children were performing on the stage. Four times daily they do a turn which lasts from 12 to 14 minutes. Herbert Graham, the youngest, was said by the father to have commenced performing on the stage as a[n] acrobat when he was 10 months of age. Willie, now 5, is said to be the youngest acrobat in the world. The attached letter head shows some of the stunts these youngsters are engaged in. The mother of these boys was formerly a school teacher, and is now performing with this trio on the stage. The children are bright and strong, but have a playfulness about them which shows them to have forgotten the best years of childhood.