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Interior of show tent, ...
ca. 1920
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Interior of show tent, Redpath Chautaugua, East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date
ca. 1920
Time Period
1920 - 1929
Description
Interior of the show tent for the Redpath Chautauqua circuit, pitched at Davis & Cedar Streets in Kalmamazoo, MIchigan for a summer session during the World War I period. Photograph views from the back of the tent looking over the crowd to the stage. The Redpath Chautauqua circult was a traveling group who presenting music dramas, usually school sponsored. This was an adult education movement in rural America that brought entertainment and culture to the community with speakers, musicians and showman. Kalamzoo’s first Chautauqua was held in 1909 and later in 1909. Western State Normal School sponsored the Redpath Chautauqua to come over the next fourteen years until its last appearance in 1926.
Redpath Chautauqua on E...
ca. 1920
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Title
Redpath Chautauqua on East side of East Hall, Western Michigan University
Date
ca. 1920
Time Period
1920 - 1929
Description
Show tent for the Redpath Chautauqua circuit, pitched at Davis & Cedar Streets in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a summer session during the World War I period. Photograph view looking down East Campus hill. The Redpath Chautauqua circult was a traveling group who presenting music dramas, usually school sponsored. This was an adult education movement in rural America that brought entertainment and culture to the community with speakers, musicians and showman. Kalamazoo’s first Chautauqua was held in 1909 and later in 1909. Western State Normal School sponsored the Redpath Chautauqua to come over the next fourteen years until its last appearance in 1926. The image appeared in the book Kalamazoo Lost and Found by Kalamazoo Historian Lynn Houghton.
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