A Vaudeville contortionist costume– guest blog!

The Maine Historical Society is perhaps not the place you would expect to find contortionist costumes from the Vaudeville circuit of the late 1800’s, but is in fact the place you will find just such a collection.

Read this blog post by Barbara Owens of Spicer Art Conservation about Charles Cheltra (1859-1933) whose photographs and costumes live in our collections!

Cheltra cdv 2 sm

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