GREENDALE COLLECTION: Raymond Miller – “Men Dressed as Hillbilly and a Preacher” (1942)

A man with a gunny sack swung over his shoulder is dressed as a hillbilly with a wig and a fake beard. Next to him stands a man dressed as a preacher, and a woman holding two baby dolls. The three, as well as others, would perform specific vaudeville stunts as a means of raising money for the war effort. A sign in the background reads “Marryin Sam Specialties, Foonerals, Weddins, Christenins.”

Photographer: Raymond Miller

From the Greendale Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/

August 15, 1942

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