Wilson Daily Times, 7 June 1939.
Carpenter Short Barnes was a man of many talents.
Wilson Daily Times, 9 September 1947.
The 7 October 1933 edition of the Wilson Daily Times ran this advertisement for a Gala Mid-Nite Show at the Carolina Theatre featuring Moran & Mack, the Two Black Crows, and unidentified “all colored musical and dancing vaudeville acts.”
The Carolina was a segregated theatre with seating for African-Americans available in its balcony. Moran & Mack were a famed blackface minstrel act. If you care to see a snippet of Hypnotized, here you are.
Wilson Daily Times, 19 March 1949.
In March 1949, the Ritz Theatre announced a run of the 1948 flick Killer Diller, featuring The Clark Brothers, Nat King Cole, Moms Mabley, Dusty Fletcher, Butterfly McQueen, the Andy Kirk Orchestra, and the Four Congaroos. Watch it here.
Hat tip to Steve Brown.
Elm City Elevator, 22 August 1902.
The Colored American (Washington, D.C.), 18 January 1902.
As noted here and here, Samuel H. Vick was an investor in former United States Congressman George H. White’s real estate development venture in southern New Jersey. (Vick named his third son George White Vick in the congressman’s honor.)
Wilson Daily Times, 17 April 1919.
Wilson Daily Times, 23 July 1949.
In July 1949, the Ritz Theatre announced a short run of the 1940 flick Mystery in Swing, featuring The Four Toppers and Cee Pee (not Creepe) Johnson‘s Orchestra. You can watch it here.
Wilson Daily Times, 3 September 1949.
These rummage sales would have taken place either at Calvary Presbyterian Church or the grocery store across East Green Street.
Wilson Daily News, 13 April 1901.
The Evening Herald (Ottawa, Kansas), 25 September 1902.