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Snippets March/April - My ancestors were in Entertainment: Response One: James and Margaret Donahue Vaudeville Tap Dancers

James and Margaret Donahue Vaudeville Tap Dancers
 
By Thomas and Colleen Donahue Witte
 
 
Jim and Peg Donahue Dance Team
 
          Colleen’s father, James Donahue and his sister Margaret were active in the Edwards Juvenile Kiddie Revue and other vaudeville Groups back in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s in Mankato, MN. They tap-danced as a team and individually. The above photo (surrounded by newspapers articles which mention them) is the only one that we possess where they are together as a dance team. Apparently, they were quite good. Some of the collage of newspaper articles are obscured by the photo and others are blurry. Below I have placed some of them to correct some of the problems and added a couple of others which are not above.
 

James and Margaret win $25 first prize for their tap dance routine


Advertisement for the contest where James and Margaret won the $25 for their Tap Dancing
 























A little information on where they traveled on the Black Hills tour.




Kiwanis Charity Ball
 

James and Margaret at the Gun Club Cabaret Dance
      
          We do not have the dates of any of the newspaper articles about the events except as the primary photo shows, between 1925 and 1935.
 
 
 
James and Margaret Donahue Vaudeville Tap Dancers
 
By Thomas and Colleen Donahue Witte
 
 
Jim and Peg Donahue Dance Team
 
          Colleen’s father, James Donahue and his sister Margaret were active in the Edwards Juvenile Kiddie Revue and other vaudeville Groups back in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s in Mankato, MN. They tap-danced as a team and individually. The above photo (surrounded by newspapers articles which mention them) is the only one that we possess where they are together as a dance team. Apparently, they were quite good. Some of the collage of newspaper articles are obscured by the photo and others are blurry. Below I have placed some of them to correct some of the problems and added a couple of others which are not above.
 

James and Margaret win $25 first prize for their tap dance routine


Advertisement for the contest where James and Margaret won the $25 for their Tap Dancing
 























A little information on where they traveled on the Black Hills tour.




Kiwanis Charity Ball
 

James and Margaret at the Gun Club Cabaret Dance
      
          We do not have the dates of any of the newspaper articles about the events except as the primary photo shows, between 1925 and 1935.
 
 
 
13.03.2020