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Nick Long Jr. / Photo 1936
Comedian, Nick Long Jr, in his dressing room-Detroit, 1936. Also on the bill-Barto & Mann and blackface performer Buddy Doyle.
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George Mann was a vaudeville headliner in the late '20s through the early '40s. Together with his partner Dewy Barto, they formed the comedy dance team of Barto & Mann. George was also a gifted photographer who captured the world he knew, bringing an insider's sensitivity and access to his stunning images.
Some 1,000 images have been hand-picked from the George Mann Archive by Mann's daughter-in-law, commercial photographer Dianne Woods, and made available worldwide through akg-images.
If you would like to see more of George Mann's work, please browse
this larger selection of his images
separated by theme.