A Trip to the Badger State

“On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Grand old badger state!
We, thy loyal sons and daughters,
Hail thee, good and great.”

State song written by J. S. Hubbard and Charles D. Rosa
Composed by William T. Purdy

Al Ringling Theatre
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Postally Unused

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Excerpts from back of postcard:
“Interior view of the Al Ringling Theater, designed from the Grand Opera Hall, built 1753-70 by Louis XV, as a unit of the Famous Palace of Versailles, near Paris.”

“This Red, Plush, Gold Lined Jewel Box is the Greatest Masterpiece of European Architecture ever used in an American Theater.”

Al Ringling Theatre
Evergreene Architectural Arts
Haunted Baraboo
Isthmus Architecture

Oriental Theatre
2230 North Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Postally Unused

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From back of postcard:
“The Oriental Theatre was designed by local architects Dick and Bauer, and opened in July, 1927. With an exotic blend of Far East stylings, the spectacular lobby and auditorium feature an array of guardian lions, a trio of chandeliers and over 100 elephants.”

Oriental Theatre  
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Postcards part of the Theatre TalkCollection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Private walks also available.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition

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Mabel Tainter Memorial, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main Street East
Menomonie, Wisconsin

“If this tiny theatre is anything to go by, bigger certainly doesn’t mean better.”–CNN Travel

Postally Unused

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From back of postcard:
“It was Harvey Ellis, a little known architectural genius of the late 1880’s, who deftly turned a small spot of backwoods Wisconsin into a gem of Moorish splendor.

“Overlooking the warm grandeur of the intimate Mabel Tainter Memorial Theatre is a bust of donor Captain Andrew Tainter. The Tainters bequeathed the multipurpose building, which houses the theater, to the city of Menomonie in the memory of their daughter Mabel, who tragically died at the age of 20. Faithful restoration of the auditorium to its original elegance was completed in 1970 through the guidance of the Mabel Tainter Preservation Association.” 

Mabel Tainter

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Dunn County Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Private walks also available.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition

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Juneau Theatre, Milwaukee

Interior Circa 1910:

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UMN Libraries, University of Wisconsin:
“Juneau Theater at 609 Mitchell Street opened in 1910 as a vaudeville stage. Several years later, the Saxe brothers leased the theater and showed movies there. The Juneau closed in 1965 and the building was converted into office and retail space.”

 

Postcards part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.

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Verticals Along West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

Postmarked March 24, 1948

img581Back of postcard:
“From the Lincoln Memorial Bridge near the Lakefront, Wisconsin Avenue extends westward through downtown Milwaukee, over the massive viaduct and finally to the beautiful residential district, a distance of more than six miles.”

 

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.