Graham Family 1910 Pennsylvania

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An acrobatic act "The Four Novelty Grahams" in 1910. The youngest, Herbert, is age 3 but his father said he started performing at 10 mos. At age 3, he was said to be the youngest acrobat in the world (at the time).

The father is 23. The other two are Willie age 5 and Herbert, of course, is 3. Not pictured is their mother who used to be a teacher but is now with the act. They performed 4 times a day for 12 - 14 min. per performance.

photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA


Jennifer Castellanos-Graham Kathy Pinna - where did you find this picture and are you related to them in anyway? I ask because they look strickingly close to my own Graham family members who are all in PA (Philadelphia, Avondale, Solebury, McAdoo, etc.). Do you have any further history? Not to mention William and Herbert are family names for us.
Mar 12, 2014 · Reply
Kathy Pinna Jennifer - I'm sorry, this is not my family. The photo is from the Library of Congress and I just thought it was a neat photo with and interesting story. If you read the entire description, you will see that the photo is from the Library of Congress. Perhaps there are more in the Library? Good luck on your hunt!
Mar 12, 2014 · Reply
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