By Vincent Tompkins
Meant as a reference resource for American social heritage, this quantity discusses the folks, occasions and ideas of the interval 1900-1909. After an introductory review and chronology, topic chapters stick to with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically prepared entries.
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22 Mar. The first newspaper color photograph is published by the London Daily Illustrated Mirror. 2 Apr. , starring popular comic actor Eddie Foy, opens on Broadway. 30 Apr. The Saint Louis World's Fair opens. 23 May The musical play The Southerners, score by black composer Will Marion Cook, premieres in New York with a mixed-race cast. 15 July Anton Chekhov dies at age forty-four in Badenweiler, Germany. 1 Sept. Helen Keller graduates from Radcliffe College. 3 Sept. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch opens on the New York stage, proving to be as popular a play as it was a novel.
Williams. • Photographer Arnold Genthe records the aftermath of the San Francisco quake. Although his own studio and library are demolished, his photographs of Chinese immigrant life are saved. • The American stage is host to foreign talent in 1906: Russian actress and recent immigrant Alla Nazimova debuts in Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, and Irish dramatist Bernard Shaw has four plays on Broadway. • Nickelodeons proliferate across the country; the storefront theaters are expressly for showing films and charge a nickel admission.
American Decades: 1900-1909 by Vincent Tompkins