|Frances White in Dressing Room
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
George Grantham Bain Collection
Frances White was best known for her rendition of Mississippi (the spelling song). I couldn’t find any information about the dog.
|Artist and Dog Arrive by Melbourne Express
Courtesy of the State Library of New South Yales
In this photo the dog is the vaudeville star and nothing is known about the man.
Biographical Note – “Toy, a half-bred Scotch terrier”, who appeared in the J.C. Williamson production ‘Balalaika’, which ran at the Sydney Theatre Royal from 16 December 1937 to 4 March 1938. The other chap might be the musical’s director, Frederick Blackman (who, per this SMH item, was evidently impressed by Toy)…or perhaps a member of the cast…or perhaps even a NSW Railways Dept dog handler! American actor Robert Halliday was the male star of ‘Balalaika’, but it’s not him.
|Performing Dogs, Sydney
Courtesy of the of the State Library of New South Wales
Source of Photographs:
Frances White in Dressing Room, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-25103. No known restrictions on publication.
Artist and Dog Arrive by Melbourne Express, State Library of New South Yales, Hood Collection part I : Sydney streets, buildings, people, activities and events, ca. 1925-1955, Home and Away – 16031. No known copyright restrictions.
Performing Dogs, Sydney via the State Library of New South Yales Collection’s photostream on Flickr. No known copyright restrictions.