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This file lists things in mostly chronological order.

Included here are excerpts and descriptions of selected documents from the O'Donnell papers, including the scrapbook if the engagement date and location is known. I chose documents which have references to engagements or which shed some light on their act.

Here also are newspaper references, mostly from Fultonhistory.com. Also GenealogyBank.com and a couple other on-line newspaper indexes. Search terms used in newspaper indexes included:
donnel
Donnell Bros
Donnell Brothers
Edward O'Donnell
Ed O'Donnell
Con O'Donnell
Cornelius O'Donnell
etc.

Items not specifically about the O'Donnel Brothers are in green.
"-----" denotes the end of an entry or item.

Newspaper page references may not be correct in the GenealogyBank.com citations. I took page numbers from the citation descriptions, which I later found did not always match the numbers on the printed page.

As far as I can tell there was only one act in vaudeville called the "O'Donnell Brothers" during 1900-1914. If I saw reference to the O'Donnell Brothers in a vaudeville context without further detail I assume that it is a reference to Ed and Cornelius. I found references to at least four questionable engagements, 1915-17, which may refer to a different act. There are references to Ed and Cornelius as performers in three engagements in 1920.

There was an acrobat vaudeville act called "Lane and O'Donnell" working about the same time.

Other not-related O'Donnell Brothers:
In the 1890s the O'Donnell Brothers, boxers, were active in the Buffalo region.
In the 1920s the O'Donnell Brothers were part of a notorious criminal gang.
The O'Donnell Brothers were lumber dealers in Medina, NY in the 1920s.

Photographs of O'Donnell documents by Ian Darson. A big thank you to Bill Ochs for all his work.
The scrapbook and O'Donnell papers are in the collections of the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York City.
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"LIST OF LETTERS REMAINING AT THE Brooklyn Post Office Feb. 8, 1896."
Firms.
"... O'Donnell Bros...."
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn Feb. 8, 1896 p. 12 column 5
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1896 - 0603.pdf
May be a different O'Donnell Bros.
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Brooklyn
Grand Jurors For July Sworn.
"In the [Kings] County Court Yesterday Justice Hurd swore in the following ... Edward O'Donnell, music, No. 702 Henry-st. ..."
note: a majority of the other names listed had middle initials.
New York Daily Tribune July 4, 1899 p. 8 column 2
http://www.genealogybank.com
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Handwritten [in italics] list of places to play, with manager (?) names. one sheet, pencil

M. Hirshmann Bohemian M. H. Schenectady
nothing found

Schenectady C. H Edison St.
"Schenectady ... setting on fire of the concert hall on Edison Avenue last Friday [May 29]."
Albany Evening Journal June 5, 1903 p. 8[?] column 1
Albany NY Evening Journal 1903 - 1532.pdf
Albany Evening Journal May 29, 1903 p. 7[?] column 1
Albany NY Evening Journal 1903 - 1462.pdf

Capitol M. H Glennsfalls N Y J. Donahus
"Capitol - Music - Hall John Donahue, Proprietor"
Glens Falls Morning Star Jan. 7, 1902
Glens Falls NY Morning Star 1902 Grayscale - 0044.pdf

Columbia M. H. Utica L. Gutstadt
"Samuel Gutstadt ... has bought of Reynolds & Pulver the lease from the Columbia Music Hall...."
Utica Sunday Journal May 4, 1902 p. 2 column 1
Utica NY Sunday Journal 1901-1903 pdf - 0549.pdf

Dewey M H. [Utica] L. Barry
"... Manager Barry of the Dewey Music Hall...."
Utica Herald-Dispatch Mar 14, 1905 p. 2 column 3
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1905 - 0617.pdf

Hustin Entrip Syracuse Mang. Hactn
nothing found

J. Boohre Museum & Theatre Syracuse NY
Wonderland Museum and Theatre [?] W. A. Barrowman, Proprieter
243 and 244 N. Salina St.
NY Clipper Nov. 14, 1891 p. 610 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1891-1893 - 0153.pdf

Barids [Bairds?] C. G. Syracuse NY
There is a Baird Corners hamlet NW of Baldwinsville. Otherwise nothing found.

Nat Jientone Atlantic Garden Buffalo NY
Atlantic Garden, Buffalo, NY
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Dec. 7, 1884 p. 7 column 3
Newspapers Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1884 - 0540.PDF

Smiths C. H. Buffalo NY
Jack Smith's concert hall at Canal and Evans Streets
Buffalo Express Nov. 7, 1901 p. 6 column 5
Newspaper Buffalo NY Morning Express 1901 - 4662.PDF

Mang. Mc Donnell. Rialto Music Hall Elmira NY
Rialto Music Hall Elmira F. W. McConnell, Prop. and Mgr.
NY Clipper Sep. 12, 1903 p. 688 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 0612.pdf

"[a ditto mark, meaning Mang.] Goggins Music Hall Troy NY
Troy. Music Hall.
NY Dramatic Mirror June 10, 1899 p. 6 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 1004.pdf

Atlantic Garden & Theatre Lockport NY Mr. Lillie
"... Frank C. Lillis, manager of the Atlantic Garden...."
The Lockport Journal May 21, 1902 p. 1 column 2
Lockport NY Journal 1902 - 1408.pdf

Niagara, Frank Tanner. Lyceum Theatre
Lyceum Theatre Tanner & Hauck, Mgrs.
Niagara Falls Gazette April 7, 1905 p. 4 column 1
Niagara Falls NY Gazette 1904 Dec-1905 Jun Grayscale - 0741.pdf

Star Theatre. Hamilton Canada Man. Applegate
Hamilton, Ont. Star Opera House J. G. Appleton, mgr.
NY Dramatic Mirror May 27, 1905 p. 20 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1905 May-Apr 1906 Grayscale - 0106.pdf

No evidence of the Brothers having played at any of these venues.
If compiled & written all at once, list probably dates from before June 1903.
None of these venues listed in The Julius Cahn-Gus Hill Theatrical Guide and Moving Picture Directory, Volumes 16-17, 1912 (Google eBook)
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Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY Luna Park June-Aug. 1903
Vaudeville and Minstrel
"O'Donnell Bros., Irish pipers, dancers and fiddlers are the main feature in the Irish village at Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y. They are booked for the season."
New York Clipper July 11, 1903 p. 455 column 4
From Fulton History index.
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 0388.pdf
Handbill this engagement:
"Save these programs[handwritten in ink]
"Luna Park.
"Carnival of Nations.
"Wednesda , August 5th, 1903 and Saturday, August 8th.
"Programme of Free Shows.
"Parade at 2 P. M. ...
"O'Donnell Bros. [last listed act, before Battle of Conffetti, Grand Illumination and Night Parade.]
"Evening Programme. ...
"O'Donnell Bros. [listed about 2/3 way through long list of performers, some repeated.]
...
"Myles O'Donnell [handwritten in pencil, on both front and back, with top folded over.]"
Handbill from eBay purchase 2017.

These are the earliest references I have found to the O'Donnell Brothers as an act.

See also "Picked From the Throng" article, below.

Many references to Thompson & Dundy as managers of Luna Park, Coney Island in Fulton History Newspaper index. Frederic Thompson and Elmer S. "Skip" Dundy. In an article about Luna Park in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 23, 1902 p. 3, Thompson describes the proposed "novelties" as including "Japanese, Phillippino, Irish, Eskimo and German villages.... The Irish village will be laid out in a gigantic reproduction of the map of Ireland. It is the intention to have each county filled in with the genuine soil from the one in Ireland it represents."
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1902 Grayscale - 7979.pdf

"The site of the Irish village is a gigantic reproduction of the map of Ireland; each county of which contains its own imported native soil. And here Erin's lads and lassies participate in the domestic illustrations of rural life, including its holiday pastimes, dances, songs, etc."
New York Daily Tribune July 12, 1903 p. 9, column 5

New York NY Tribune 1903 Jul Grayscale - 0209.pdf

Irish village apparently part of the "New World's Fair" exhibition at Luna park, which opened May 2, 1903.
New York Clipper April 25, 1903 p. 208 column 2

New York NY Clipper 1903 (231).pdf

"Amusement Notes."
Includes description of Luna Park Irish Village landscape features.
Daily Standard Union Brooklyn Aug. 17, 1903 p. 7 column 3
Fulton History index

Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1903 a - 3053.pdf
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Mike Dooley Song [lyrics]
O'Donnell
July 16, 1903

song lyrics "an Irish American Gent"
Probably not copyright registered. Looked in Catalogs of Copyright Entries for 3rd and 4th quarters, 1903, and 1904.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/cce/historic.html#y1902
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"At Liberty for Next Season.
"The 3 Irish Graduates.
"A New Irish Extravaganza Act, by The 3 Graduates, The O'Donnell Brothers, Edward and Con., in conjunction with the most natural Irish woman in America, Joseph J. Conlan, in their new Irish farcelette, written by a farce comedy author, entitled, Mrs. Hogan's Trip to Luna Park. This act constitutes comedy interspersed with music on the Irish Bagpipes and Violin, Irish Jig Dancing, Irish Hornpipe Reel Dancing, up to date in every detail. Would like to hear from first class managers only.
Perm. Address The Three Graduates, 83 Irving Street, Brooklyn, N.Y."
New York Clipper Aug. 1, 1903 p. 540
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1903 (580).pdf

References to Joseph J. Conlan:
in "A Tipperary Christening" as Mrs. McCarthy
NY Dramatic Mirror Oct. 19, 1901, p. 17 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1901 Aug-Jul 1902 Grayscale - 0299.pdf
another mention:
NY Dramatic Mirror Dec. 7, 1901, p. 3 column 4

New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1901 Aug-Jul 1902 Grayscale - 0485.pdf

Possible ref to Conlan "Mellville Pleasure Club":
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Nov. 11, 1888 p. 15 column 3

Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1888 Grayscale - 2133.pdf
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Boston, MA Nickelodeon [Theatre?] Sep. 14-19, 1903
"... Week of Sep. 14: ... O'Donnell Brothers....'
New York Clipper Sep. 19, 1903 p. 699 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 0623.pdf
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'THE "Two Irish Graduates," O'Donnell Bros. report success with their Irish bagpipe and violin playing, and their comedy and dancing.'
New York Clipper Oct. 3, 1903 p. 738 column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 0670.pdf
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Boston, MA Nickelodeon [Theatre?] Sep. 28-Oct. 2?, 1903
"... Week of Sep. 28 ... Stage: O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Clipper Oct. 3, 1903 p. 753 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1903 (799).pdf
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NYC Proctor's 23rd St Theatre Nov. 2-7, 1903
"Vaudeville Route List"
"O'Donnell Bros. Proctor's 23rd St, N.Y.C. Nov. 2-7"
New York Clipper Nov. 7, 1903 p. 884 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 0806.pdf

VAUDEVILLE THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS.
Proctor's Twenty-third Street.
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 7, 1903 p. 18 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1903 Jul-May 1904 Grayscale - 0497.pdf

Program from this show in scrapbook, p. 16
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NYC Pastor's Theatre Jan. 4-9?, 1904
"... The O'Donnell Bros. in a funny Irish character sketch...."
New York Clipper, Jan. 9, 1904 p. 1104, column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 1050.pdf
Ad for this show in same issue of paper:

New York Clipper, Jan. 9, 1904 p. 1110, column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 1055.pdf

VAUDEVILLE THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS.
Tony Pastor's.
"... Add ... O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 9, 1904 p.19 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1903 Jul-May 1904 Grayscale - 0828.pdf

"Last Week's Bills
Tony Pastor's."
"... Add ... O'Donnell Brothers, who did a sketch called Mrs Hogan's Trip to Luna Park...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan 16, 1904 p. 18
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1903 Jul-May 1904 Grayscale - 0855.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Coney Island Dreamland-by-the-Sea Aug. 22-27?, 1904
In the Theatrical World.
"... The bill of the open air show includes ... the O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Globe and Commercial Advertiser Aug. 20, 1904 p. 7 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Globe and Commerical Advertiser 1904 Jun-Aug - 0728.pdf

"An electric vibrator is the newest thing at Dreamland. ... There will be a few changes in the present vaudeville bill on the Plaza for the new week. Many of these acts have been so well received that they will not be replaced for a while. The bill includes the Golden Gate Quintette, Gordon Sisters, O'Donnell Brothers, ...."
New York Tribune Aug. 21, 1904 p. 10 column 4
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1904-08-21/ed-1/seq-22/

"Summer Amusements."
"Dreamland-by-the-Sea, Coney Island"
"... and O'Donnell Brothers, bagpipers and jig and reel dancers."
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn Aug. 23, 1904 p. 5 column 2
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1904 - 0709.pdf

AMUSEMENTS LAST NIGHT.
"... at Dreamland. ... Some of the new acts are ... the O'Donnell brothers...."
New York Times Aug. 23, 1904 p. 7 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Times 1904 Aug Grayscale (396).pdf

"Dreamland ... the O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Clipper Aug. 27, 1904 p. 615 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1904 (822).pdf

Program for this show in scrapbook, p. 28.
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NYC Huber's Fourteenth Street Theatre Sep. 5-10?, 1904
In the Theatrical World.
"At Huber's Fourteenth Street Theatre ... the O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Globe and Commercial Advertiser Sep. 3, 1904 p. 7 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Globe and Commerical Advertiser 1904 Aug-Oct - 0109.pdf

Sep. 5-10? Sep. 3 was a Saturday and the listings appear to be for the coming week.
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NYC Proctor's 23rd St Theatre Dec. 26, 1904-Jan. 1, 1905
"... Continuous ...
"O'Donnell Bros. [listed last]...."
New York Times Dec. 25, 1904 p. 5, column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Times 1904 Dec-1905 Jan Grayscale (566).pdf

'Proctor's Twenty-third Street Theatre, NYC ... and O'Donnell Brothers, in "Casey's Visit." ' Dec. 26
New York Clipper Dec 31, 1904 p.1062
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1904 (1273).pdf
Another announcement this show:
VAUDEVILLE THIS WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS.
Proctor's Twenty-third Street.
"... Mitchell and Marron, O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 31, 1904 p.18 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1904 Jun Apr 1905 Grayscale - 0835.pdf
Clipping from program, scrapbook, p. 15

This is Frank Mitchell (d. 1907) and James Marron, described as having "been partners for sixteen years" in 1906. It is not John Marron, piper friend of the O'Donnell Brothers.
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 29, 1906 p. 20 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1906 May-Apr 1907 Grayscale - 0924.pdf
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'O'DONNELL BROS.
IRISH CHARACTER COMEDIANS
In a one act Playlett Entitled
IN DEAR OLD IRELAND
Introducing Irish Bag Pipes, Violin, Singing and Jig and Reel Dancing
A TRUE TO NATURE IRISH ACT
#702 Henry St - Brooklyn N.Y.,
Volunteer House'
[in pencil]

Letterhead in green ink glued to back of studio photo of brothers in costume, Con tuning fiddle.
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"O'Donnell Bros., Union Orchestra and Military Band
"Music Furnished for
"Concerts, Musicals, Theatricals, Picnics, Parties, Parades, Balls, Excursions, Etc.
"Lessons Given on the Violin.
"Residence, Volunteer House, 702 Henry Street, Cor. Huntington St. Brooklyn, N. Y.
"Irish Bag-pipers furnished for Irish Dancing."

Business card. 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
From eBay purchase 2017.

'... John O'Donnell, sr., is well-known as a violinist.
'The latter keeps the Volunteer House at No. 702 Henry street, famous as a resort for members of the old Volunteer Fire Department. ...'
NY World July 10, 1901 p. 7 column 3
New York NY Evening World 1901-07-10 P. 7.pdf

John O'Donnell, Sr., was Ed and Cornelius' father.
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Head shot photo of brothers, not in costume. Rubber stamped on back:

'REPRODUCED BY
UNITY
PHOTO CO.
166 W. 46 ST., N.Y.'
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Head shot photo of brothers, not in costume. In ink on back:

'O'Donnell Bros.
Irish Character Actors
Trie to Nature'

Most hits for Unity Photo Co in Fulton History index are in 1913.
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'Elevating, Not Degrading.
'BY "TREBUH."
'How often we go to the theatre, and laugh at the funny makeups that actors put on to amuse us. As a rule the race that is represented, whether it be Irish, Hebrew, German, or any other nationality, are degraded to an extent that is entirely unreasonable, and, impair to the so-called race.
'The writer had the pleasure of witnessing a performance the other evening that brought out the real and true character of the Irish. How nice it would be if actors in representing any race would do all they could to elevate, instead of degrading them.
'The O'Donnell Brothers have put together an act in such a way that it brings out the fine true parts of the so-called Irish race. They uphold, and in no way degrade. How nice it would be if every character actor would do the same. These young American Irishmen are brothers, who, having been born in New York, have spent years in studying, and after many trials and tribulations, have brought an act before the public that is not alone entertaining but is, at the same time educating.
'These two brothers deserve a great deal of credit and other character actors should follow their example and uphold instead of degrading the race they represent.'

Clipping from unknown publication.
"Trebuh" is "Hubert" spelled backwards. Google, Fulton History index, nothing.
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Brooklyn, NY Visitation Hall Jan. 30, Feb. 1, 1905
Social... Church Notes
"About 1,500 persons witnessed the minstrel and vaudeville entertainment of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society ... at Visitation Hall, 88 Tremont street, last night. The programme will be repeated on Wednesday evening.... The programme was as follows:
"Olio, Part II. ... Irish comedians, O'Donnell Brothers...."
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn Jan. 31, 1905 p. 7 column 3
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1905 - 0412.pdf

Program for this event in the scrapbook, p. 51.
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NYC American Theatre March 12, 1905
"American Theatre, 42nd St & 8th Ave ...
"TO-NIGHT TED MARK'S BIG ST. PATRICK'S CONCERT ...
"... O'Donnell Bros. ... [listed ninth of twelve acts]"
New York Sunday Telegraph Mar. 12, 1905 p. 5 column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1905 - 0653.pdf
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Newark, NJ Colosseum 1907
'[page 1] Colosseum
'1907-1908. Newark, N. J. No. 2.
'[page 3] PROGRAM
...
'2. [listed second of 11 acts] THE O'DONNELL BROTHERS
'In a True to Nature Irish Act, entitled
' "Ould Times"
'Introducing the Irish Bag Pipes, Violin, Singing and Dancing.'

Theatre program. 8 pages 8 1/8" x 5 1/2"
From eBay purchase 2017.

Clipping from this program in the O'Donnell Brothers Scrapbook, p. 21.
"1907-1908 No. 2" - presumably this means the 2nd week of the 1907-08 season. Vaudeville seasons usually began in Sept. or thereabouts.
Reference to this theatre, "The Colosseum, Newark, N. J.", in
Variety Dec. 8, 1906 p. 7 column 3
Variety 1906 - 1232.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Railroad Men's Building Jan. 14-26, 1907
'BROOKLYN RAPID TRANSIT
'Employee's Benefit Association
'ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT
'AT THE
'Railroad Men's Building
'EVENINGS 8.15 P. M.
'January 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
'21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 1907
'AFTERNOONS 2.30 P. M.
'JANUARY 16, 19, 23, 26, 1907
'PROGRAM
...
'[3rd on bill after Overture; eight acts plus "Moving Pictures."]
'Ed-----O'DONNELL BRO'S-----Con
' "The Irish Graduates"
...
'Entertainment furnished by and under the direction of
'The Mutual Theatrical Exchange 490 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
'Stage Manager, .... Harry F. Bartow Property Master,......Alfred C. Bartow'

Entertainment program. 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"
From eBay purchase 2017.

Another complete copy of this program in the O'Donnell Brothers Scrapbook, p. 19, and a clipping p. 21.
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NYC New Star Casino Feb. 6[?], 1907
"Anawanda Tribe Ass'n
"New Star Casino
"107th St + Park Ave
"Feb 6[?], 1907
"Program
"6.[th on bill] THE O'DONNELL BROTHERS
"In their novel singing
"and dancing act ..."

Program clippings from scrapbook p. 38, p. 44.
Handwritten text in italics.

Reference to Casino,
NY Evening Post Oct. 27, 1904, p. 3 column 3
New York NY Evening Post 1904 Grayscale - 3598.pdf
Anawanda, a tribe or division of the Order of Red Men fraternal society. Strong Tammany influence. A division of "Tammanyites" of this name held a similar entertainment in NYC in 1900. Reference:
NY Morning Telegraph Feb. 21, 1900, p. 7.

New York NY Morning Telegraph 1900 - 0148.pdf
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NYC Lincoln Square Theatre March 10, 1907
This is part of an ad for multiple theatres, "New York theatres under direction of Sam S. & Lee Schubert (Inc.)"
New York Sun March 10, 1907 p. 9 column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Sun 1907 Jan-Dec Grayscale - 1333.pdf

Program for this show in scrapbook, p. 50.
March 10 was a Sunday. Likely the Brothers performed for a Sunday concert only.
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Kingston, NY Rondout Opera House March 15, 1907
'Rondout Opera House - Mar. 15, 1907
'GRAND CONCERT AND BALL
'of
'DIVISION NO 4, A. O. H., ...
'ONE ACT COMEDY-. "OULD TIMES"................
'by the O'DONNELL BROTHERS, of New York
'Introducing the Irish Bag-Pipes, Violin, Singing and Dancing,
' "A GENUINE IRISH ACT." '

Clipping probably from program, scrapbook p. 22.
Handwritten text in italics.

Review this engagement:
HIBERNIAN BALL WAS A SUCCESS
The Kingston Daily Freeman Mar. 16, 1907
...
'The sixteenth annual concert and ball of Division No. 5 [sic], Ancient Order of Hibernians, attracted a crowd which filled the Rondout opera house to overflowing on Friday night. A fine program of vocal selections and dancing was rendered and O'Donnell Brothers gave the comedy, "Ould Times," which served to introduce old Irish songs and bag pipe selections. The entertainment was by far the best ever given in connection with the Hibernian ball. ...'
Newspaper clipping, scrapbook p. 48.
Handwritten text in italics.
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Brooklyn, NY Labor Lyceum March 18, 1907
"Thirty-Sixth Annual Entertainment and Reception of
"St. Patrick's Mutual Alliance
"Branch 15
"At Labor Lyceum
"Willoughby and Myrtle Aves.
"Program ...
"Ed.-O'Donnell Bros.-Con [listed third of six acts]
"The Irish Graduates" ...
"Entertainment Furnished by and under the Direction of The Mutual Theatrical Exchange 490 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. ..."

Entertainment program. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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NYC March 26, 1907
"[page 1] Irish Night
"March 26, 1907
"NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB'
"[page 3] ... Programme.
...
"6. FLAHERTY [?] BROTHERS [heavily crossed out in pencil] O'Donnell Bros [in pencil]
"Champion Irish Dancers of the World."

Invitation and program, scrapbook p. 43.
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Union Hill, NJ Ruth's Hall April 10, 1907
'Ruths Hall, Union Place, Union Hill N.J.
'Apr. 10, 1907

'7.[th on bill] THE O"DONNELL BROS.
'Comedy Act entitled "CASEY'S VISIT"
'Introducing Irish Bag Pipes, Violin, Singing and
'Reel and Jig Dancing'

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 40.

Reference to Ruth's Hall in Union Hill, NJ,
New York Herald Nov. 6, 1904, p. 6 column 7
New York NY Herald 1904 - 8185.pdf
A playlet called "Casey's Visit" performed by other vaudevillians, including Charles Burke and Pat Touhey. "Casey" was the principal character in "The Birthday Party," performed by Burke & Touhey as early as Oct. 1907.
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Jersey City, NJ Nassau Theatre April 27-May 4?, 1907
'... and the O'Donnell Brothers, in an uproarious Celtic sketch called "Ould Times." '
Jersey City NJ Jersey Journal April 30, 1907 p. 4 column 6
http://www.genealogybank.com

"Notes ... the hall in the rear of the Bon Ton, fronting on Gregory Street, and opened 27, as a variety house, under the title, Nassau Theatre. The people here are ... and O'Donnell Brothers."
New York Clipper May 4, 1907 p.309 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1907-1908 - 0331.pdf

Newspaper ad for this show in scrapbook, p. 7; program p. 31.
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Pittston, PA Family Theatre [May] 6-11, 1907
VAUDEVILLE CORRESPONDENCE
""... O'Donnell Brothers.... Fine bill, to usual packed houses."
New York Dramatic Mirror May 18, 1907 p. 20 column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1907 May-May 1908 Grayscale - 0061.pdf
Review this show:
At the Family.
'The programme opens with an act entitled "Ould Times," by the O'Donnell Brothers, introducing the Irish bagpipes, violin, singing, and dancing. A number of old Irish airs are pleasingly rendered on bagpipes and violin. The performers made a good impression.'
Pittston [PA] Gazette May 7, 1907 p. 1 column 6
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/51945755

Program, almost certainly for this show, is in the scrapbook, p. 30.
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Queens, NY Brooks Casino May 27-June 1, 1907
'BROOKS CASINO
'THE KEITHS OF NORTH BEACH
'Silver Springs, North Beach, L. I. [Queens]
...
'Week Commencing Mon., May 27, 1907
'Grand opening of the season....
...
'And As An Added Attraction
'I [9th on bill of ten acts] The O'Donnell Bros
'The Celebrated Irish Musical Comedians in "Ould Times"
...
[On reverse, "Our Big Hits," chorus lyrics to five songs.]'

Theatre program. 12" x 5"
From eBay purchase 2017.

This program also in the scrapbook, p. 37.
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Milford, MA Nipmuc Lake Park June 1907
"Nipmuc Lake Park ... O'Donnell Brothers, fine...."
Variety June 15 1907 p. 21
Fulton History index
Variety 1907 - 0711.pdf

Program clipping for this show in scrapbook, p. 2.
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NYC Amsterdam Opera House Dec. 13, 1907
'AT THE AMSTERDAM OPERA HOUSE
'West 44th Street, Near Ninth Avenue
'Friday Eve'g, December 13, 1907
'Programme
....
'4.[th on bill] O'DONELL BROTHERS
'In a one act comedy, entitled
' "OULD TIMES"
....
'Entertainment under the direction of Geo. J. Gaskin 81 East
'125th Street, Mt. Morris Bank Building.'

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 25.
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Bronx, NY Muller's Bronx Casino Feb. 5, 1908
'[page 1] Annual
'Entertainment and Reception
'of the
'STOOP SOCIAL CLUB
'Incorporated
'Muller's Bronx Casino
'154th Street and Third Avenue
'Wednesday Evening, Feb. 5th, 1908'
'[page 2] 'PROGRAM
...
'4[th on bill] O'DONNELL BROTHERS
'In a One-Comedy Sketch, "Ould Times"
...
'Entertainment under the direction
'of George J. Gaskin'
'[page 3] Order of Dance'
[20 dances, Grand March, Lancers, Waltzes, Two-steps.]

Entertainment program, scrapbook p. 55.
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Bronx, NY Muller's Bronx Casino Feb. 11, 1908
Mullers[?] Bronx Casino - Feb. 11, 1908
'Programme
'9[th on bill] O"DONNELL BROTHERS
'in a one-act comedy entitled, "Ould Times," introducing
'the Irish Bag Pipes, Violin, Singing and Dancing, a
'genuine Irish Act from the Ould Dart.'

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 13.
Handwritten text in italics.

Reference to Muller's Bronx Casino, 2298 Third Ave. Bronx, NY from
Mount Vernon NY Daily Argus Dec 31, 1904 p. 6 column 7
Mount Vernon NY Daily Argus 1904 - 2330.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Arion Hall Feb. 19, 1908

'[page 1] Grand Annual
'Entertainment and Ball
'of the Employees of Mills Bros.
'Arion Hall
'Wednesday February Nineteenth
'Nineteen Hundred and Eight
'[page 2] PROGRAMME
'PART 1

...
'2[nd on bill] O'DONNELL BROS.
'In a one-act comedy entitled "Ould Times,"
'introducing Irish Bagpipes, Violin,
'Singing and Dancing.
...
'Entertainment under the direction of the Brooklyn
'Vaudeville and Amusement Company.
'357 Fulton St., Brooklyn.'

Eight page program with covers.
Arion Hall, probably the one near Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, 11-27 Arion Place between Broadway and Beaver St.
Nothing in Fulton History index
References to Mills Brothers as a brokerage firm, or as a leather tannery in FH from 1908.
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Brooklyn, NY Prospect Hall Feb. 20, 1908
Ninth A. D. Democratic Association
'Prospect Hall was filled to the doors last evening.... The programme follows: ...
'O'Donnell Bros., in a one-act comedy entitled "Ould Times." '
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Feb. 21, 1908 p. 7, column 3
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 1370.pdf
Clipping from program in scrapbook, p. 6.
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Montclair, NJ Tegakwita Hall March 2, 1908

'[page 1] Entertainment and Dance
'Montclair Council, 1277
'Knights of Columbus
'Monday Evening, March Second
'Nineteen Hundred and [printed number erased]
'1908 [in ink]
'Tegakwita Hall, Munn Street
'Music by Nichols and Suenderhaft
'[page 2] Programme
...
'2[nd on bill] O'DONNELL BROS.
'Irish comedians, singers and dancers intro-
'ducing the Irish bagpipes and violin, in
'their one-act comedy sketch, entitled
' "OULD TIMES"
...
'6[th on bill] FRED AND ADELE ASTAIRE
'Refined Singing and Dancing Specialty
...
'This programme furnished by and under the personal supervision of BROTHER JAMES J. ARMSTRONG, theatrical agent, 1431 Broadway....
'[page 3] Order of Dancing ...'

[page 4] blank, evidence of being previously glued onto a page, perhaps the scrapbook.

Four page program.
March 2nd was a Monday in 1908.
Tegakwita Hall, now also known as the Immaculate Conception School Building, 17-19 Munn Street, Montclair, NJ. Accesed Sept 2013:
http://www.rcan.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_id=1680
Adele Astaire (1896 - 1981) was Fred Astaire's (1899 - 1987) elder sister. Wikipedia says: "In 1905 Adele Astaire had a successful vaudeville act with her younger brother, Fred Astaire."
At the time of this performance Adele was 11 years old, Fred 8 years.

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Kingston, NY Fordon Opera House March 17, 1908

'Grand Concert
'17th ANNUAL BALL
'DIVISION NO. 4 A. O. H.
'INCLUDING THE FAMOUS
'O'DONNELL BROTHERS
'[headshot photo] EDWARD [photo, playing in chairs] [headshot photo] CORNELIUS

'INTRODUCING
'IRISH BAG PIPES
'VIOLIN, SINGING
'AND DANCING

'A Genuine "IRISH ACT"
'IN A ONE ACT COMEDY ENTITLED "OULD TIMES"
'AT
'FORDON OPERA HOUSE
'TUESDAY EV'G, MARCH 17, '08
'MUSIC BY WOOD'S ORCHESTRA'

Poster.
Fordon Opera House, Kingston, NY
Newspaper clipping announcement of this event in the scrapbook, p. 10.
Program for this event in scrapbook, p. 39.
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"3D COMPANY OF THE ANTI-TAMMANY GRAND ARMY
"The Men in the Third Assembly District Who Will Fight to Preserve the Homes of Brooklyn Against the Leprous Invasion of the Tiger's Hordes. ... the fight to be made by the decent, self-respecting, home-loving Democrats of Brooklyn against [a takeover by] ... Tammany Boss Murphy.... Following is a complete list of the names and addresses of all the enrolled Democrats in the Third Assembly District:" [p. 8]

"Fourteenth Election District."
Listings for Edward, Cornelius, Myles, James at 702 Henry St. Also a John A. O'Donnell at 720 Henry St.
Daily Standard Union Brooklyn Aug. 13 1908 p. 10 column 2
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1908 - 2981.pdf
URL for page 8:
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1908 - 2979.pdf
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Brockton, MA Sheedy's [Theatre] Sept. 7-12, 1908
"... the O'Donnell Brothers."
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 19, 1908 p. 15 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0350.pdf

Newspaper clipping for this show, describing the same acts, in scrapbook, p. 1.
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Fall River, MA Sheedy's [Theatre] Sep. 21-26, 1908
"vaudeville route list
"O'Donnell Bros., Sheedy's, Fall River, Mass., 21-26"
New York Clipper Sep 26 1908 p. 810, column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 0859.pdf
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Queens, NY Hettinger's Broadway Hall Oct. 31, 1908
'On Saturday Evening, October 31, 1908, at 8 o'clock
'AT HETTINGER'S BROADWAY HALL
'Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Astoria [Queens, NY]
...
'2[nd on bill] O'DONNELL BROTHERS
'Irish Comedians, Singers and Dancers'

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 30.

Reference to Hettinger's, Brooklyn Daily Star March 7, 1907 p. 3 column 2
Brooklyn NY Daily Star 1907 - 0338.pdf
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NYC Lexington Opera House Nov. 2, 1908

[front cover] 'Souvenir Programme Dominican Lyceum
'Monday Evening, November Second
'Nineteen Hundred and Eight
'[page 1] GRAND ANNUAL
'Entertainment and Reception
'(For the Benefit of the New Church Fund)
'GIVEN BY
'...DOMINICAN LYCEUM...
'To BE HELD AT
'LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE
'58th Street, between 3rd & Lexington Aves.
'MONDAY EVE'G, NOVEMBER 2, '08
'(ELECTION EVE)
....
[pp. 2-10 advertisements]
'[page 11] Programme
...
'4.[th on bill] O'DONNELL BROTHERS
'In an Irish Character Act Entitled,
' "Ould Times"
'Permission, Keith & Proctor Management
[pp. 12-14 advertisements]
[page 15 acts 6-8 on bill]
'Performance given under the direction of
'THE UNITED BOOKING OFFICES OF AMERICA
'St James Building, Broadway & 26th St., New York City'
[pp. 16-22 and back cover advertisements]

22 page program.
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Brooklyn, NY? Labor Lyceum Nov. 11, 1908
'O'Donnell Brothers
'Presenting Their One Act Playlet "Ould Times"
...
'AT LABOR LYCEUM
'Wednesday Evening, November 11th, '08
'MUSIC BY PROF. CHAS. EDLING.'

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 42.

This may be at the Brooklyn Labor Lyceum. Some hits returned in the NY newspaper index for "labor lyceum" and "Edling", almost all from Brooklyn but nothing conclusive.
"The labor lyceum originated in Syracuse four years ago, and the one in Rochester about one year later." Buffalo Courier Jan. 23, 1899, p. 8.
Buffalo Ny Courier 1899 - 0008.pdf Labor lyceums were also active in NYC, Pittsburg and other cities. Gathering places for labor union and socialist meetings, lectures, etc.

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NYC Donovan's Hall Nov. 14, 1908
"THIRD ANNUAL BALL
"OF THE
"Tarbert Social Club
"AT DONOVAN'S HALL
"Saturday Evening, November 14th
"..1908..
"Music . . by O'Donnell Bros. ..."

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 26.

Probably Donovan's Hall, 308 W 59th [or 39th] St., NYC.
Reference to hall, New York Clipper Sep. 25, 1909, p. 836, column 5
New York NY Clipper 1908-1909 - 0884.pdf
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Providence, RI Keith's [Opera House] Nov. 16-21, 1908
"Vaudeville Route List ... When no date is given, the week of Nov. 16-21 is represented."
"O'Donnell Bros., Keith's, Providence, R. I."
New York Clipper Nov. 21, 1908 p. 1010 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 1061.pdf

At odds with the Stamford, CT gig, Nov. 20, 1908, below.
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Stamford, CT Realty Hall Nov. 20, 1908
"Seventeenth Annual
"ENTERTAINMENT AND BALL
"of the
"SECOND DIVISION, A. O. H.
"in
"Realty Hall, Stamford [CT]
"Friday Evening, Nov. 20, '08
...
"6[th on bill] O'DONNELL BROTHERS
"The World Famous Irish Comedians"

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 26.

At odds with the Providence, RI gig, Nov. 16-21, 1908, above.
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Jersey City, NJ St. John's R. C. Church Nov. 23-24, 1908
'An autumn festival will be held in the parish hall of St. John's R. C. Church, St. Paul's Avenue and the Boulevard, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. ... The program for Monday and Tuesday will be as follows:
'O'Donnell Brothers, of the Keith & Proctor circuit, in the one-act comedy, "Ould Times"....'
Jersey City NJ Jersey Journal Nov. 21, 1908 p. 6 column 3
http://www.genealogybank.com
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Brooklyn, NY Keeney's Theatre Dec. 21-26, 1908
News of the Theatres
VAUDEVILLE
"... the O'Donnell Brothers, in a musical novelty...."
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Dec. 20, 1908 p. 8 [a] column 5
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Dec. 20, 1908 p. 9 column 1
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 9517.pdf
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 9518.pdf
Ad this show:

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Dec. 20, 1908 p. 8
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 9517.pdf
Review this show:

VAUDEVILLE HOUSES.
Keeney's.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Dec. 22, 1908 p. 14 column 3
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1908 Grayscale - 9597.pdf

"Vaudeville Route List ... When no date is given, the week of Dec. 21- 28 is represented.
"O'Donnell Bros., Keeney's, Bkln."
New York Clipper Dec. 26, 1908 p. 1130 column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 1187.pdf

"Keeney's ... Week of 21 ... O'Donnell Bros. ..."
New York Clipper Dec. 26, 1908 p. 1132 column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 1189.pdf

Undated clipping from unknown newspaper describing this show in scrapbook, p. 8.
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THE "OPPOSITION SHEET"
"... weekly sheet issued in the United Booking Offices for week commencing Jan. 11 [1909, Monday], and includes all acts up to that date which have played in houses considered as in opposition to any theatre booking through the United Offices."
"O'Donnell Bros. ..."
Variety Jan. 23, 1909 p. 4 column 1
Fulton History index
Variety 1908 - 2645.pdf

By way of explanation, an excerpt from article in Variety:

BARRING EDICT DECLARED ON SMALL TIME BY UNITED
Franchised Managers Demand Protection, and Only
Complete Shut-Out Satisfies Them.
'All "small time" not booked through the United Booking Offices has been de-clared "opposition." This means that acts playing for the Loew Enterprise (who have fifteen weeks in New York and Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati and other towns, and who might develop into real opposition to the U. B. O.) the independent Booking Agency, Joe Wood, William Fox and other unattached booking establishments, will be refused work by the United.'
Variety Feb. 5, 1910. p. 1 column 1
Variety 1909 - 2102.pdf

also:

Lefty's Notebook
By Joe Laurie, Jr.
"... [In 1911] The big blacklist of the United Booking Office was called off, which made plenty of actors happy."
Variety Dec. 15, 1943 p. 6 column 4
From microfilm.

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Fall River, MA Savoy Theatre Jan. 18-23, 1909
"SAVOY THEATRE
"FALL RIVER, MASS.
"JULIUS CAHN, Lessee and Manager
"Sheedy's Vaudeville
"and MOVING PICTURES
"Under the personal direction of M. R. Sheedy.
"Programme Week of Jan. 18 [Monday], 1909
"CONTINUOUS 1.30 to 5. P. M., 7 to 10.30 P. M.
...
"[5th on bill] THE O'DONNELL BROTHERS
"Irish Singers, Dancers and Musicians"

Program, scrapbook p. 27; p. 33.
Newspaper ad, probably for this show, on p. 31 of scrapbook.
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Holyoke, MA Opera House Jan. 25-30, 1909
Vaudeville Route List.
"When no date is given, the week of Jan. 25-30 is represented. ...
"O'Donnell Bros. O. H. Holyoke, Mass."
New York Clipper Jan. 30, 1909 p. 1250 column 5
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 1309.pdf

Clippings from unknown paper which may refer to this gig in scrapbook, p. 9; p. 20.
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Flushing, NY Old Armory Building Feb. 23, 1909
Events To-morrow.
"Annual beefsteak dinner and vaudeville, Shinnecock Democratic Club, Old Armory Building, Flushing."
Brooklyn Standard Union Feb. 22 1909 p. 7
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1909 - 0705.pdf

A beefsteak dinner - fragment of program for this event is in the scrapbook p. 38. The Brothers were fifth on the bill:
'No. 5 O'DONNELL BROTHERS in the Irish Comedy Playlet, "The Old Neighborhood." '
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Newport, RI Newport Opera House Feb. 15-20, 1909
MOVING PICTURE NOTES
"At the Newport, R. I., Opera House ... The vaudeville 15-20 included O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb. 27, 1909 p.14 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0932.pdf
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NYC Gotham Theatre March 1-6, 1909
"[page 10] Gotham Theatre
"Broadway and Fulton Street. ...
"The Gotham Stock Company Present
"Robert Emmet
[cast of characters follows]
"[page 12] ... During the action of the Second Act The O'Donnell Bros. will introduce their well known Vaudeville Specialty on the Bagpipes and Violin.
"Synopsis. ...
"Act II.-The Rebels' retreat in the Wicklow Mountains."

Theatre program. 16 pages 9" x 6"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Lakewood, NJ[?] Lakewood Hotel March 19, 1909
'ENTERTAINMENT
'BENEFIT OF THE
'Church of St. Mary of the Lake
'IN THE
'MUSIC ROOM OF LAKEWOOD HOTEL
'Friday, March 19th, 1909
'AT 8.30 P. M.
'PROGRAMME
...
'4.[th on bill] O'DONNELL BROS.
'In their one act comedy, "Old Times"
'Introducing the Irish Bag-pipes, Violin, Singing and Dancing ...
'Entertainment furnished by and under the personal supervision of James
'J. Armstrong, Theatrical Agent, 1416 Broadway, New York.'

Entertainment program from scrapbook p. 47.
No doubt Lakewood, NJ. Reference to similar entertainment in 1904 for this church at this hotel:
NY Globe and Commercial Advertiser Dec. 10, 1904, p. 5.
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Brooklyn, NY Prospect Hall March 22, 1909
'[page 1] Entertainment and Reception of the James Dunne Democratic Club of the Third Assembly District
'At Prospect Hall
"Monday Evening, March 22, 1909 ...
'[page 2] Programme
...
'8. [listed eighth of ten acts] O'Donnell Brothers In their One Act Playlet ' "Ould Times"
...
'Entertainment under the direction of Brooklyn Vaudeville and Amusement Co.
'357 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.'

Entertainment program. 4 pages 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"
From eBay purchase 2017.

The Brothers performed at a similar event for the Pontiac Club, formerly known as the James Dunne Club, same place, Feb. 15, 1916.
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'JOE WOODS' VAUDEVILLE AGENCY
'1358 BROADWAY, NEW YORK BOOKING 52 SOLID WEEKS EXCLUSIVELY
'THE BELOW MENTIONED ARE A FEW ARTISTS BOOKED THROUGH THIS AGENCY
...
'O'DONNELL BROS
'America's Foremost Irish Character Comedians, in
' "OULD TIMES"
'Introducing Irish Bag Pipes, Violin, Singing and Dancing
'TRUE TO NATURE'

Poster offprint of newspaper page
A full page ad in the New York Morning Telegraph newspaper, April 4, 1909, p. 7, O'Donnell mention column 2
Not in Fulton History newspaper index as of Sept. 2013

Lefty's Notebook
By Joe Laurie, Jr.
"[... In 1909] Joe Wood had the Universal Vaudeville Exchange in the Longacre Building, booking 50 smalltime weeks."
Variety May 17, 1944 p. 6 column 4
From microfilm.

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New Rochelle, NY New Rochelle Theatre April 2-3, 1909
CORRESPONDENCE
"NEW ROCHELLE.-THEATRE" ... 2, 3 O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Apr. 10, 1909 p. 20 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 1086.pdf
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NYC Harlem Casino April 16, 1909
'VAUDEVILLE PROGRAM
'NEW YORK COUNTY CIVIL EMPLOYEES BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION
'HARLEM CASINO
'FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 16, 1909
...
'3[rd on bill] O'DONALD BROS. O'Donnell Bros.
'In Olden Times
...
'TALENT FURNISHED BY THE
'FRANK FOGARTY VAUDEVILLE AGENCY
'FULTON AND FLATBUSH AVE., BROOKLYN ...'

Vaudeville program, scrapbook p. 52.
Handwritten text in italic; "O'DONALD" lined through in ink on the program.
Reference to Harlem Casino, 124th St and 7th Ave., Manhattan:
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn June 17, 1903, p. 3 column 4
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1903 a - 2246.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Saengerbund Hall May 19, 1909
Social...
Church Notes
"The many friends of Monsignor McAlpine, parish priest of Clifden, Galway County, Ireland, and vicar-general of the archdiocese of Tuam, tendered him a reception in Saengerbund Hall last night. ... Entertainment during the evening consisted of a concert of Irish airs and dances and music by the O'Donnell brothers."
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn May 20, 1909 p. 9 column 4
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1909 - 1896.pdf

Saengerbund societies - German singing societies. Brooklyn Saengerbund Hall was at Smith and Schermerhorn Streets.
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Boston, MA New Palace Theatre May 8-14?, 1909
"The New Palace Theatre will be opened today.... The auditorium has been remodeled.... A capital opening bill has been announced for today.... Prominent among the offerings will be the ... O'Donnell Brothers, in a musical comedy sketch of Irish flavor...."
Boston [MA] Daily Globe May 8, 1909 p. 3
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
http://search.proquest.com/
Another announcement this show:

Amusement events of the week
"... and O'Donnell Bros."
Billboard May 22, 1909 p. 14 column 2
Fulton History index
Billboard 1909 - 3095.pdf
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Holyoke, MA Opera House June 28-July 3?, 1909
"Vaudeville Performers Dates ... Where no date is given ... the current week is meant. ...
"O'Donnell Bros.-O. H., Holyoke, Mass."
New York Dramatic Mirror Friday, July 3, 1909, p. 24.
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1909 Jun-Aug 1910 Grayscale - 0290.pdf

See scrapbook, p. 20, "Things Theatrical", mention of O'Donnell brothers at Holyoke Opera House, Mass.
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Brooklyn, NY Visitation Church Sep. 6-7, 1909
Two Days' Carnival of Holy Name Society
"Two days' carnival, under the auspices of the Holy Name Society connected with Visitation Church, will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, and Tuesday, Sept. 7. ... music will be furnished by ... and O'Donnell brothers, bag pipers."
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn Aug. 17 1909 p. 8 column 6
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1909 - 3089.pdf
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Grand Rapids, MI Temple [Theatre?] Sep. 20, 1909
About the Theaters
"... at the Temple this week....
"O'Donnell brothers in an Irish bagpipe and fiddle number, and George L. Wade and company in a pointless playlet did not please the management and their places for the remainder of the week will be taken by [other named acts].
Grand Rapids [MI] Press Sep. 21, 1909 p. 4 column 5
GenealogyBank.com

Clipping from program in scrapbook, p. 44.
Sep. 20 was a Monday.
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NYC Keeney's Third Avenue Theatre Oct. 4-9, 1909
'KEENEY'S THEATRE
'THIRD AVENUE and 31st STREET
WEEK COM. [Monday] OCTOBER 4[-9, 1909]
...
'[listed 4th] Vaudeville's Great Irish Character Musical Artists
'THE O'DONNELL BROS.
'4 - OTHER BIG ACTS - 4 ...'

poster.
Newspaper announcement for this show:
"... the O'Donnell Bros. ..." New York Clipper Oct. 9, 1909 p. 889 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1908-1909 - 0937.pdf
Program clipping, probably from this show, scrapbook, p. 2
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Brooklyn, NY Keeney's Theatre Oct. 18-23, 1909
Varities of Brooklyn Stageland ... Burlesque and Vaudeville
"... Keeney's Theatre ... commencing Monday will play three shows daily.... Others to complete the bill are the O'Donnell Brothers, funny character artists...."
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn Oct. 17, 1909 p. 7 column 1
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1909 - 3927.pdf
Clipping of this article in the scrapbook, p. 20; program for this show, p. 32.
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Bayonne, NJ Bijou [Theatre] Nov. 1-3, 1909
"[page 1] Program
"High Class Vaudeville
"The Bijou
"Bayonne, New Jersey
"Bert. D. Howard, Resident Manager.
"[page 3 listed fifth of seven acts] E O'Donnell Bros.
"Irish Comedians"

Theatre program. 4 pages 9" x 6"
From eBay purchase 2017.

Clipping program scrapbook, p. 16.
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New Brunswick, NJ New Brunswick Opera House Nov. 11-13, 1909? 1915?
"[page 1] Program
"Bijou Circuit Company Managers ...
"High Class Vaudeville
"With a Complete Change of Program Monday and Thursday
"Performances Daily 2:30, 7:30 and 9 P. M. ...
"[page 3] ... Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12-13 ...
"[page 4] ... D [listed fourth of eight acts] O'Donnell Brothers Irish
Character Sketch ..."

Theatre program. 8 pages 8 3/4" x 4 1/8"
From eBay purchase 2017.

What year? Another act on this bill, "Gilmour & LaTour" also performed their skit "Sense and Nonsense" at the Liberty Theatre, Philadelphia, Oct. 1911 (GenealogyBank.com). A quick check of other acts suggests nothing conclusive.
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Norwich CT Auditorium Nov. 22-27, 1909
VAUDEVILLE CORRESPONDENCE
"... 22-27: O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 4, 1909 p. 25 column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1909 Jun-Aug 1910 Grayscale - 1146.pdf
Announcement this show:
The Auditorium.
"... A pleasing feature of this excellent bill will be the return by request of the O'Donnell Brothers, popular Irish comedians, who scored such an extraordinary success when they appeared here about a year ago. For the benefit of those who have not seen this clever act we wish to state that Mr. Steve O'Donnell is the only man playing the genuine Irish bagpipe on the stage today."
Norwich [CT] Bulletin Nov. 20, 1909 p. 12 column 2
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014086/1909-11-20/ed-1/seq-12/

Possible references to this show in scrapbook, page 7 here and here.
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Amsterdam, NY Opera House Dec. 13-15?, 1909
"[page 1] Opera House Programme ...
"Season 1909-10. Amsterdam, N. Y., Monday, Dec. 13, 1909. ...
"[page 2] Program ...
"4 [third of six acts, plus moving pictures] O'Donnell Bros.
"Comedy Irish Sketch ..."

Theatre program. 4 pages 9" x 7 1/2"
From eBay purchase 2017.

Clipping in the scrapbook, p. 13.
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Saratoga Springs, NY Broadway Theater Dec. 16, 1909
Vaudeville De Luxe
"Owing to the unexpected engagement of Wilton Lackays at the Van Curler Opera House, Schenectady, for Thursday night, Dec. 16, Mr. McDonald, of the Van Curler, has arranged with the management of the Broadway Theater, to shift his big vaudeville company here for Thursday....
"The company is one of the best ... and including such well known entertainers as O'Donnell Brothers...."
Daily Saratogian Dec. 14, 1909 p. 2, column 1
Fulton History index
Saratoga Springs NY Daily Saratogian 1909 - 2145.pdf
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NYC McGivney's Hall Jan. 15, 1910
Crosserlough Social Club Entertains.
"McGivney's Hall was the scene of much merrymaking last Saturday night, when the Crosserlough Social Club gave its fourth annual social and dance. The hall was filled to its capacity.... That everyone had a good time was largely due to the superb music of the O'Donnell Brothers with an up-to-date program of catchy dance airs. They established themselves as having no peers in the business, and were well appreciated by those present."
NY Irish American Advocate Jan. 22, 1910 p. 2 column 4
New York NY Irish American Advocate 1911 - 0042
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Pawtucket, RI Crown Theatre Feb. 24-26, 1910
"Pawtucket, R. I., Feb. 22, 1910.
"Dear Sir:
" The O'Donnell Bros., Irish Bag Pipers and Fiddlers, will be at the Crown Theatre (next to Police Station), on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, Feb. 24, 25 and 26.
" All members of the A. O. H. of this vicinity are cordially invited to hear these musicians. Our booking agent has notified us that O'Donnell Bros. have no superiors as Irish bag pipers and fiddlers.
" You will find a complementary ticket enclosed.
"Yours truly,
"CROWN THEATRE."

Printed letter, scrapbook p. 24.
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Norfolk, VA Orpheum [Theater] April 18-20, 1910; Majestic [Theater] April 21-23, 1910
CORRESPONDENCE
"Majestic ... 21-23 ... O'Donnell Bros., musical....
"Orpheum ... 18-2O ...'Donnell Bros., musicians, good...."
Variety April 23, 1910 p. 35 column 1
Fulton History index
Variety 1909 - 2597.pdf
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NYC West End [Theatre] May 30-June 1, 1910
"West End ... Bill 30-June 1 ... O'Donnell Bros....."
New York Clipper June 4, 1910 p. 413 column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1910-1911 - 0427.pdf
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NYC Jones' Theatre June 2-4, 1910
Vaudeville Reviews of the Week.
"Jones' Theatre ... Bill 2-4 ... O'Donnell Bros....."
New York Clipper June 4, 1910 p. 413 column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1910-1911 - 0427.pdf
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Lowell, MA Academy of Music Sep. 12-14?, 1910
'The O'Donnell Brothers in their original sketch "In Dear Old Ireland," have one of the best Irish acts on the stage, introducing real Irish pipes and real Irish dancing.'
Lowell [MA] Sun Sep. 13, 1910 p. 2 column 6
newspaperarchive.com image #56708603
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NYC Nemo Theatre Oct. 3-5, 1910
'It was a "singing show" that the management of the Nemo theatre, the new house at Broadway and 110th St., offered the first half of the week. ...
'O'Donnell Brothers, with music, comedy and a sentimental finish, established themselves as favorites.'
Variety Oct. 8, 1910 p.21 column 1
Fulton History index
Variety 1911 - 0663.pdf
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Watertown NY Orpheum [Theatre] Oct. 20-22, 1910
At the Orpheum.
"The O'Donnell Brothers have one of the neatest Irish acts playing today.
"Robert O'Donnell as a typical old Irishman with his fiddle and his dancing created great applause."
Watertown Daily Times Oct. 21, 1910 p. 4 column 5
Fulton History index
Newspaper Watertown NY Daily Times 1910 - 3044.PDF
Program for this show:
"5. [second of four acts, with motion pictures] O'Donnell Bros.,
"Irish Character Comedians,
"Violin and Bagpipe. ..."

Theatre program. 9" x 5 1/4"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Utica NY Orpheum [Theatre] Oct. 24-26, 1910
The Orpheum This Week.
"The O'Donnell Brothers in a comedy sketch added selections on the Irish pipes, a musical instrument rarely seen outside its native country. ... The bill will be changed Thursday."
Utica [NY] Observer Oct. 25, 1910 p. 3 column 6
Utica NY Observer 1910 - 3940.pdf
Announcement this show:
Utica [NY] Herald-Dispatch Oct. 25, 1910 p. 3 column 6
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1910 - 3043.PDF
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Rome, NY Lyric [Theatre] Oct. 17-18, 1910
Correspondence
"Lyric ... and O'Donnell Brothers 17, 18."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 26, 1910 p. 22 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1910 Sep-Dec 1911 Grayscale - 0322.pdf
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Chester, PA Washburn Theatre Dec. 1-3, 1910
Amusement Gossip
"The O'Donnell Brothers, Irish comedian, singer and dancers were very clever."
Chester PA Delaware County Daily Times [Chester, Pa.] Dec. 2, 1910 p. 2 column 2
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#203|5449239
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Jersey City, NJ Monticello Theatre Dec. 12-14, 1910
'The first half of this week ... O'Donnell Brothers give their specialty, "A Little Touch of Irish Nature." '
Jersey City NJ Jersey Journal Dec. 13, 1910 p. 3 column 3
http://www.genealogybank.com
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Fall River, MA Bijou [Theater] Dec. 26-28, 1910
CORRESPONDENCE
"Fall River ... Bijou ... Bill 26-28 ... the O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 4, 1911 p. 20 columns 1, 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1910 Sep-Dec 1911 Grayscale - 0689.pdf
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NYC Loew's Seventh Avenue [Theatre] Jan. 5-7, 1911
Local Offerings of the Week.
Vaudeville Reviews.
"Loew's Seventh Avenue ... For 5-7: ... O'Donnell Bros...."
New York Clipper Jan. 7, 1911 p. 1169 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1910-1911 - 1181.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Tiegen's Hall Jan. 7, 1911
Jolly Sports Have Successful Ball.
"On Saturday evening, January 7, 1911, the Jolly Sports, of Brooklyn, sustained their established reputation by assembling one of the largest Irish gatherings ever witnessed in South Brooklyn. This was the fifth annual ball of the above club, and Tiegen's Hall was burdened to its utmost capacity....
"... Both sexes enjoyed themselves immensely, as all the charming airs were played by our favorites, the O'Donnell Bros., which entertained both Irish and American dancers."
NYC Irish American Advocate Jan. 21, 1911 p. 2 column 5
New York NY Irish American Advocate 1911 - 0467

Are these our boys? Not counted as an engagement.
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Brooklyn, NY Greater Columbia Theatre Jan. 26-29, 1911
'Greater Columbia Theatre Brooklyn, N.Y.
'...Jan 26, 27, 28, 29, 1911...
'D[4th on bill] O'DONNELL BROS.
'In Dear Old Ireland" '

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 16.
Handwritten text in italics.
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NYC Lincoln Square Theatre Jan. 30-Feb.1, 1911
Local Offerings of the Week.
Vaudeville Reviews.
"Lincoln Square Theatre ... Bill Jan. 30-Feb. 1 ... O'Donnell Bros...."
New York Clipper Feb 4, 1911 p. 1262 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1910-1911 - 1275.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Feb. 10, 1911
Big Attendance at Church of Lady of Perpetual Help
'The big school auditorium of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help was not large enough to accomodate the audience ... to witness a vaudeville production ... there were acts from Shea's Theater and other play houses.
'The O'Donnell Brothers, in a sketch entitled "Dear Old Ireland," made the hit of the evening.'
Buffalo Courier Feb. 11, 1911 p. 7 column 4
Fulton History index
Buffalo Ny Courier 1911 - 1995.pdf

Program for this show in scrapbook, p. 18.
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Buffalo NY Family Theatre Feb. 6-11, 1911
OUT OF TOWN NEWS
"Family ... For 6 week: ... and O'Donnell Brothers."
New York Clipper Feb. 11, 1911 p. 1292 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1910-1911 - 1304.pdf

Program clipping for Family Theatre in O'Donnell papers.
See also scrapbook, p. 18 for similar show.
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Ottawa, ONT Family Theatre Feb 13-18, 1911
"[page 1] Programme
"Week of February 13, 1911 ...
"[page 3 listed third of five acts, plus movies] O'Donnell Bros.
"Musical Playlet-
"In Dear Old Ireland ..."

Theatre program. 8 pages and covers 8 1/4" x 5 1/8"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Addressed to:
"O'Donnell Bros.
"702 Henry St.
"B'Klyn, N. Y."
Postmarked Feb. 22, 1911
[on reverse]
"Established 1902
"Removed to 512 Eleventh Street.
"Telephone, 2761 South. [this address and phone stamped in red ink]
"Thomas E. Kelly Entertainment Bureau
"Professional Artists Only
"397 Fourteenth Street
"Telephone, South 1765-w Brooklyn, N. Y.
...
"Take Will you be open[?] for clubs around Mar. 17 and 27th 1911-
"Remarks Answer at once.-
"Phone me Wed. - before 3 P. M. or write me. - if you can not phone. -
"Answer at once. Thomas E. Kelly."

Post card. 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Text in italics written in ink or pencil.
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Rochester, NY Victoria [Theatre] March 2-4?, 1911
"3[rd on bill]-O'Donnell Brothers,
"The Funny Irish Musicians."
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Mar. 1, 1911 p.16 column 3
Fulton History index
Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1911 - 0121.pdf
Announcement this show:
Rochester, N.Y.
"Victoria ... O'Donnell Bros., good...."
Variety Mar. 4, 1911 p. 29
Fulton History index
Variety 1911 - 1667.pdf
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NYC Knights of Columbus Hall March 5, 1911
Mayo Men Hold Monthly Sosial.
"On last Sunday evening the Mayo Men held their regular monthly social and entertainment at the K. of C. Hall, East 23d street.... The music was supplied by the O'Connell brothers of Brooklyn, the famous Irish piper and violinist."
NY Irish American Advocate March 11, 1911 p. 4 column 1
New York NY Irish American Advocate 1911 - 0526

This could be the O'Donnell Brothers. Tough to go from Rochester to NYC to Cleveland in three days. Not counted as an engagement.
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Cleveland Ohio Grand [Theatre?] March 6-11, 1911
OUT OF TOWN NEWS
"Grand ... Week of 6 ... O'Donnell Bros....."
New York Clipper Mar. 11, 1911 p. 12 column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1911-1912 - 0135.pdf
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NYC Washington Theatre March 20-22, 1911
[cover] Washington Theatre
'149th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
'[page 1] ...Week Beginning Monday, March 20, 1911 ...
'Performance Continuous 1 P. M. until 11 P. M.
'Change of vaudeville twice weekly on Monday and Thursday ...
'[page 9 listed fifth of six acts, "motion pictures between acts"]
'O'Donnell Bros.
' "In Dear Old Ireland"
'The only act in America using the real Irish Bag-Pipe'

Theatre program. 16 pages 9 1/4" x 6"
From eBay purchase 2017.

Program clipping for this show in scrapbook, p.2.
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NYC New York Theatre March 27-29, 1911
LOCAL OFFERINGS OF THE WEEK
AT THE VAUDEVILLE AND DRAMATIC HOUSES
"New York Theatre ... Monday afternoon, March 27....
"The vaudeville consisted of eight acts, and every one of them well worth seeing. Indeed, many of the big-time houses have not equalled it in merit....
Full of comedy and sentiment is the act offered by the O'Donnell Bros. The bagpipe and the violin are cleverly played by the brothers during the action of the sketch. One of the brothers is the best "old man" the writer has seen in some time."
New York Clipper April 1, 1911 p. 6 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1911-1912 - 0205.pdf

Clipping of this article in the scrapbook, p. 8.

[William] Fox Acquires New York Theatre
"The opening bill was made up of ... O'Donnell Brothers...."
Billboard April 8, 1911 p. 5 column 3
Fulton History index
Billboard 1911 - 2168.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Olympic Theatre April 23, 1911
Amusement Notes.
'... at the Olympic Theatre, formerly the Court on Adams street, near Fulton.... The vaudeville consisted of ... O'Donnell Brothers, "In Dear Old Ireland"....'
Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn Apr. 24, 1911 p. 4 column 7
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1911 - 1741.pdf
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Hartford, CT Scenic Theatre April 27-29, 1911
CORRESPONDENCE
"Scenic (Sheedy-Keeney Circuit) ... 27-29 ... O'Donnell Bros...."
Variety April 29, 1911 p. 25 column 3
Fulton History index
Variety 1911 - 1996.pdf
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'The O'Donnell Bros.
'In their Irish Comedy Playlet
' "In Dear Old Ireland"
'Their last appearance in America before sailing for England, where they appear during the coronation ceremonies of King George V, of England'

Card or clipping
George V's coronation was June 22, 1911
No gigs found between April 29-Nov. 2, 1911.
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Amsterdam, NY Opera House Nov. 3, 1911
"Opera House ...
"Fri. Nov. 3rd ...
"The United Vaudeville Circuit ...
"The O'Donnell Bros.,
"In Dear Old Ireland."
Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat Nov. 2, 1911 p. 3, column 1
Fulton History index
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1911 Aug-Dec Grayscale - 0710.pdf
Other ads this show:

Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat Nov. 2, 1911, p. 5, column 4
Fulton History index
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1911 Aug-Dec Grayscale - 0712.pdf
Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat Nov. 3, 1911, p. 3, column 1
Fulton History index
Amsterdam NY Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat 1911 Aug-Dec Grayscale - 0722.pdf
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Kingston, NY Kingston Opera House Nov. 4, 1911
KINGSTON OPERA HOUSE
'Saturday Matinee and Night, Nov. 4, 1911.
...
'5.[th on bill] THE O'DONNELL BROTHERS--Presenting "IN DEAR OLD IRELAND." '

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 24; p. 41.
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Asbury Park, NJ Hippodrome Nov. 6-8, 1911
"[page 3] Hippodrome ...
"November 6, 7, 8 1911 ...
"[page 4] Programme
"These Acts are Booked by Joe Leo Vaudeville Agency. ...
"C [listed second of four acts, plus movies] O'Donnell Bros.
"In Dear Old Ireland ..."

Theatre program. 8 pages 9" x 6"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Brooklyn, NY Prospect Hall Nov. 22, 1911
"ANNUAL
"ENTERTAINMENT AND RECEPTION
"-OF THE-
"CONTINGENT FUND ASSOCIATION OF THE
"BUREAU OF HIGHWAYS
"BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, CITY OF NEW YORK
"AT PROSPECT HALL
"Prospect Ave., near 5th Ave., Brooklyn
"Wednesday Evening, November 22nd, 1911
...
"4[th on bill]. O'DONNELL BROTHERS
"In Recollections of By-Gone Days"

Event program, scrapbook p. 35.
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NYC Lexington Opera House Nov. 26, 1911
"Entertainment and Ball of the Claremen's P., B. & S. Association
"At Lexington Opera House
"Saturday Evening, November 25, 1911
"Programme
...
"6 [sixth of seven acts, plus "pictures"] The O'Donnell Bros.
"Presenting their Original Character Sketch,
"Introducing Singing and Dancing
...
"The above Entertainment by and under the personal direction of James L. Barry, No. 8 Union Square. ..."

Entertainment program. 9" x 6"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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NYC Madison Square Garden Concert Hall Nov. 27, 1911
"Mad. Sq. Garden Concert Hall Nov. 27, 1911
"4. [on the bill] O'DONNELL BROS.
"Musical Comedy"

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 9.
Handwritten text in italics.
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Irvington, NY Nov. 29, 1911
"Irvington, N.Y. Nov. 29, 1911
"ENTERTAINMENT
"Under the auspices of the
"Workingmen's Benevolent Association
...
"5.[th on bill] The Popular Comedians
"O'Donnell Brothers
"Present their Original Irish Comedy"

Clipping from program, scrapbook p. 24.
Handwritten text in italics.
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Queens, NY League Building Dec. 7, 1911
"[on cover] Flushing Council No. 997
"Royal Arcanum [fraternal life insurance company]
"[seal] V.M.C. 1105 [Virtue, Mercy, Charity; number with esoteric meaning]
"Entertainment and Reception
"League Building
"December 7th, 1911
"[page 2] Program
...
"4[th on bill] O'Donnell Brothers Irish Comedians, Dancers,
"Pipers and Violinists
...
"[page 3] Order of Dance
"... [10 dances, waltzes, two-steps, etc.]"

Event program, scrapbook p. 29.
Reference to "the League Building, Flushing, corner of Stamford avenue and Union Street."
Newtown Register May 16, 1912, p. 5 column 1
Newtown NY Register 1912 Grayscale - 0238.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Prospect Hall Dec. 12, 1911
'Entertainment and Reception to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of
'Brooklyn Council, No. 60,
'Knights of Columbus
'At Prospect Hall
'Prospect Avenue, Near Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
'Tuesday Evening, December 12, 1911
'Programme ...
'3. [third of six acts, plus "Photo Plays"] O'Donnell Brothers
'In the One Act Playlet entitled, "In Dear Old Ireland" ...'

Entertainment program handbill. 11" x 6"
And program booklet for this event with many ads. 16 pages and covers 9 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Both from eBay purchase 2017.
Program infomation the same in both.
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Springfield, MA Plaza [Theatre] Jan. 4-6, 1912
'Plaza
'O'DONNELL BROTHERS,
'Presenting "In Dear Old Ireland." ...'
Springfield Daily News Jan. 4, 1912 p. 15 column 1
http://www.genealogybank.com
Announcement of this show, same paper, p. 10 column 3:
'The leading sketch at the Plaza the last half of the week is entitled "In Dear Old Ireland" and the principals, the famous O'Donnell brothers, introduce a lot of genuine Irish wit. In addition to the comedy side of the performance the audience is given a real treat in the musical selections which are sung with much feeling. An interpretation of Irish customs would not be complete without the jig and the O'Donnells present it most acceptably.'
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Springfield, MA Opera House Jan. 11-13?, 1912
O'Donnell Bros. Please.
'Local theatregoers, who have been clamoring all season for a first-class vaudeville act, will be pleased to learn that the act being presented by the O'Donnell brothers at the Opera House compares favorably with acts given in leading vaudeville houses in this part of the state. The act consists of comedy, pathos and music and is bound to please. It was loudly applauded last evening and all who saw it pronounced it the best given here.
'Edward O'Donnell is a talented bagpipe player, who received an award at the World's Fair at Chicago. Cornelius represents an aged Irishman playing a violin. While he is playing a typical Irish air, Edward steals in and joins his brother in playing the same tune on the pipes. The motions that Cornelius makes as he hears the pipes is alone worth the price of admission. Cornelius then entertains the audience with a dance, although he begs his brother to stop playing as he is too old to continue the dance. He finally collapses on the stage. After being picked up, they bid each other good night, and Cornelius renders that old favorite, "Home Sweet Home," in a very impressive manner.'
Springfield Daily News Jan. 12, 1912 p. 17 column 1
http://www.genealogybank.com

See clipping of this, with my comments, in scrapbook, p. 48.
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Brooklyn, NY Trommer's Hall Feb. 7, 1912
"[page 1] Fourteenth Annual Entertainment and Reception of the
"22nd Assembly District Democratic Club ...
"Trommer's Hall ... Brooklyn, N. Y. Wednesday Evening February 7, 1912
"[page 3] Programme ...
"5. [listed fifth of seven acts] O'Donnell Bros.
"In Ireland ..."

Entertainment program. 8 1/4" x 6"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Philadelphia PA National [Theatre] Feb. 26-28?, 1912
OUT OF TOWN NEWS
"National ... Week of 26 ... O'Donnell Bros...."
New York Clipper Mar. 2, 1912 p. 22 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1912 (119).pdf
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Peekskill, NY Taylor's Colonial Theatre Feb. 29-March 2, 1912
'Taylor's Colonial Theatre
'Thursday, Friday and Saturday Feb. 29, Mar. 1st & 2d
'Von Jerome In Frog Land
'Stella Carl Singing Comedienne
'Roland West Presents Cathryn Chaloner & C. In "Helen's Press Agent"
'O'Donnell Bros. In "Dear Old Ireland"
'6-Other Motion Picture Features-6
'7 P. M.-Two Evening Shows-9 P. M. ...
'Matinee Every Day
[on reverse]
'... Three Days only
'The Great
'Photo-Play
'Cinderella
'3000 Feet of Film not a Fairy Story but a Real Opera'

Theatre program. 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"
From eBay purchase 2017.

Review clipping, possibly of this show, in scrapbook, p. 6.
There are several references to this theatre in the Fulton History newspaper index.
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Lynn, MA Olympia [Theatre] Sept. 5-7, 1912
OUT OF TOWN NEWS
"Olympia ... Bill for Sept. 5-7: O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Clipper Sep. 7, 1912 p. 12 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1912 (775).pdf
Not the engagement at Olympia Theatre, scrapbook p. 12.
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NYC 116th Street Theatre Oct. 11?, 1912
"The new 116th Street Theatre (located between between Lenox and Seventh Avenues)....
"... O"Donnell Brothers, with the old act used by Callahan and Mack for years, gave a close imitation of the creators of the roles and were voted an applause hit."
Variety Oct. 18, 1912 p. 22 columns 3 & 4
Fulton History index
Variety 1912 - 2376.pdf
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Pittsburgh, PA Harris Theater Dec. 9-14, 1912
Harris-Vaudeville.
"... Other pleasing numbers were the O'Donnell Brothers, in a bit of turfy talk from the Ould Sod...."
Pittsburgh Gazette Times Dec. 10, 1912 p. 17 column 3
only newspaper link [from Google News, via Bill Ochs]

Clipping from program in scrapbook, p. 27.
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Huntington, WV Placade Theatre Dec. 23-25, 1912?

United Booking Artists of America
1495 Broadway, N.Y.
"Artist's Contract" between The Placade Company of Huntington, West Virginia and O'Donnell Brothers. The Brothers agree to present a certain "Comedy" for three days starting Dec. 23 at the Placade Theatre in Huntington, WV, three or not more than four shows per day. This for $62.50. William Delany of UBO is acting for the Manager in employing the Artist. UBA is the Artist's exclusive booking agent. Signed Wm Delaney and O'Donnell Bros (per Ed), 702 Henry St, Bklyn N.Y.

No year is given, tho the preprinted part of form shows '191 '
Possibly 1913, see note, below. However: 1912 would make more sense, since in that year Dec. 23-25 is Mon.-Wed.; 26-28 is Thurs.- Sat.

Clipping from show program in scrapbook, p. 2.
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Charleston, WV Plaza Theatre Dec. 26-28, 1912?

United Booking Artists of America
1495 Broadway, N.Y.
"Artist's Contract" between Consolidated Ams. Co. of Charleston, West Virginia and O'Donnell Bros. The Brothers agree to present a certain "Comedy" for three days starting Dec. 26 at the Plaza Theatre in Charleston, WV, three or not more than four shows per day. This for $62.50. William Delany of UBO is acting for the Manager in employing the Artist. UBA is the Artist's exclusive booking agent. Signed Wm Delaney and O'Donnell Bros, 702 Henry St, Bklyn N.Y.

No year is given, tho the preprinted part of form shows '191 '
Handwritten with program in scrapbook: 1913 However: 1912 would make more sense, since in that year Dec. 23-25 is Mon.-Wed.; 26-28 is Thurs.- Sat.

Clipping from show program in scrapbook, p. 2
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Elmira, NY Majestic Theatre Jan. 13-15, 1913
Elmira, N.Y.
"Majestic (... agent, U.B.O.).-13-15, O'Donnell Bros., good; Lutz Bros. & Co., good."
Variety Jan. 17, 1913 p. 31 column 2
Fulton History index
Variety 1913 - 0359.pdf
Another announcement this show:
NY Dramatic Mirror Jan. 22, 1913 p. 19 column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1912 Jan-Feb 1913 Grayscale - 2131.pdf

Clipping from program of this show in scrapbook, p. 13.
Newspaper announcement and photo in scrapbook, p. 34.

Clipping from unknown newspaper in O'Donnell papers:

"MAJESTIC
"Keith Vaudeville-Clearest Photoplay
...
"The O'Donnell Brothers have a fund of new Irish wit and music. They blend pathos and comedy on the bagpipes and their real Irish jigs in proper environment are an i[...?] sight."

Probably Elmira. The O'D Bros and the Lutz Brothers on the same bill at the Majestic Theatre, Elmira, Jan. 13 - 18, 1913. See:
NY Dramatic Mirror Jan. 22, 1913 p. 19 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1912 Jan-Feb 1913 Grayscale - 2131.pdf

References to Majestic Theatre, Elmira NY, on p. 13 & p. 34 of the scrapbook.
Reference to Majestic Theatres in Utica, NY, Norfolk, VA in Fulton History Newspaper References.
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Auburn, NY Burtis Grand Opera House Jan 20-25, 1913
In the Playhouses
"... the Burtis Grand....
"Monday next will mark the twenty-first week of vaudeville. An entire change of bill will be given, 10 big acts. ... O'Donnell Bros., A Bit of Old Erin...."
Auburn Citizen Saturday Jan 18, 1913 p. 10 column 3
Fulton History index
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1913 - 1225.PDF

Season began Sep. 2, 1912.
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Meriden, CT Poli's [Theatre] March 27-29, 1913
"Poli's (... K. & E. and Church [agents]) ... 27-29 ... O'Donnell Bros...."
Variety March 28, 1913 p. 33 column 1
Fulton History index
Variety 1913 - 0774.pdf

Clipping from program, possibly this show, scrapbook, p. 29.
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NYC Proctor's One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street [Theatre] June 12-15, 1913
THE NEW YORK CITY THEATRES
"Proctor's One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street ... For 12-15: ... O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Clipper June 14, 1913 p. 6 column 3
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1913 - 0545.pdf
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NYC Proctor's Twenty-third Street Theatre June 16-21, 1913
BILLS NEXT WEEK (June 16) ...
"Proctor's 23D
"O'Donnell Bros."
Variety June 13, 1913 p. 16 column 1
Fulton History index
Variety 1913 - 1149.pdf
Announcement this show:
AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATRES
'At Proctor's Twenty-third Street Theatre this week the bill will include ... the O'Donnell Brothers in an Irish comedy playlet, "In Dear Old Ireland"....'
New York Sun June 15, 1913 p. 3 columns 5 & 6
Fulton History index
New York NY Sun 1913 Grayscale - 4226.pdf
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NYC Proctor's 58th St. [Theatre] June 19-22, 1913
Vaudeville Route List
"O'Donnell Bros., Proctor's 58th St., N. Y. C., 19-22."
New York Clipper June 21, 1913 p. 21 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1913 - 0588.pdf
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Schenectady, NY Proctor's [Theatre] June 23-25, 1913
CORRESPONDENCE
"Proctor's (... agents, U. B. O. and K. & E....) ... 23-25 ... O'Donnell Bros., scored...."
Variety June 27,1913 p. 32 column 2
Fulton History index
Variety 1913 - 1229.pdf
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NYC Proctor's 125th Street Theatre June 30-July 2, 1913
WHERE BILLS CHANGE WEEKLY.
"... this week at Proctor's 125th Street Theatre. Others on the bill ... the O'Donnell Brothers...."
New York Sun June 29, 1913 p. 7 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Sun 1913 Grayscale - 4565.pdf
Another announcement this show:
New York Clipper July 5, 1913 p. 9 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1913 - 0633.pdf
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Newark, NJ Nov. 1913
"Program
"O'Donnell Bros. [listed fourth of six acts] ...... Irish Comedians and Bag Pipers
...
"Talent by Charles A. Van
"Order of Dance ..."
Putnam Wide-Awake vol. 1 no. 5 Nov. 1913 p. 3

Newsletter. 12 pages 8 3/4" x 6"
From eBay purchase 2017.

On page one, "Official Publication of General Putnam Council, No. 137, Jr. O. U. A. M." Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Page two gives program for entertainment and dance with no location or date. Of the Jr. O. U. A. M., Wikipedia says "Originally, it was an Anti-Catholic, Nativist group, but eventually abandoned this position and became a general fraternal benefit society open to people regardless of creed, race or sex."
On page eight, ad for "Charles A. Van, Vaudeville Bookings 125 South Orange Ave. Newark, N. J. Vaudeville Acts of the Best ..."
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Ithaca, NY Lyceum Theater Nov. 20-22, 1913
'Lyceum Theater---Tonight
'4 Acts Vaudeville--3 reels pictures ...
'O'Donnell Bros
'Irish Character Comedians in a one act Playlet entitled "In Dear Old Ireland." Introducing Irish Bag Pipes, Violin, Singing, Jig and Reel Dancing. A true to nature Irish act."
Ithaca Daily News Nov 19, 1913 p. 5 column 1
Fulton History index
Ithaca NY Daily News 1913 Grayscale - 2728.pdf
The Cornell Daily Sun also ran a similar ad Nov. 20.

'... and O'Donnell Brothers present an act entitled, "Dear Old Ireland," introducing bag pipes and a violin.'
Cornell Daily Sun Nov. 22, 1913 p. 5 column 3
From the Cornell Daily Sun Keith R. Johnson '56 Digital Archive
from http://cdsun.library.cornell.edu
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Rome, NY Lyric Family Theater Nov. 24-26, 1913
Amusements
Lyric Family Theater.
"The vaudeville and photoplays at the Lyric this evening are sure to please...." "... and O'Donnell Bros. in a one-act playlet entitled In Dear Old Ireland, introducing violin, singing, jig and reel dancing, all true to nature, making a fine Irish act."
Rome Daily Sentinel Nov. 22, 1913 p. 2, column 6
Fulton History index
Rome NY Daily Sentinel 1913 - 2793.pdf
Another announcement this show:
Rome Daily Sentinel Nov. 26, 1913 p. 5 column 2
Fulton History index
Rome NY Daily Sentinel 1913 - 2828.pdf
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NYC New Star Casino Jan. 17, 1914
'ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT
'Enterprise Association of
'Steam Fitters
'Saturday Evening, January 17, 1914
'AT NEW STAR CASINO
'PROGRAM
...
'5.[th on bill] O'DONNELL BROTHERS
'Original Character Comedy Skit "In Ould Ireland"
....
'Entertainment under the direction of Geo. J. Gaskin, Knickerbocker
'Theatre Building, 1404 Broadway, New York City....'

Entertainment program, from scrapbook p. 49.
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Lowell, MA Merrimack Square Theatre Feb. 16-18, 1914
OUT OF TOWN NEWS
"Mack Sq. ... Bill for 16-18: ... O'Donnell Bros...."
New York Clipper Feb. 21, 1914 p. 22 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1914-1915 - 0124.pdf
Reference to Merrimack Square Theatre:
Manager in Two Cities
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 28, 1914 p. 9 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1914 May-Jun 1915 Grayscale - 1031.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Prospect Hall Oct. 10, 1914
'Sixteenth Annual Entertainment and Reception of the
'Erie Basin Dry Docks Mutual Aid Society
'At Prospect Hall
'Saturday Evening, October 10th, 1914
'Programme ...
'3. [third of nine acts] O'Donnell Bros.
'In a One Act Playlet entitled "In Dear Old Ireland" ...
'Entertainment booked through the Alexander Amusement Company, 592 East Third Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. ...'

Entertainment program. 10 1/2" x 7"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Altoona PA Orpheum [Theatre] Oct. 15-17, 1914
"Vaudeville Route List ... When no date is given, the week of Oct. 12-17 is represented. ...
"O'Donnell Bros., Orpheum, Altoona, Pa., 15-17."
New York Clipper Oct. 17, 1914 p. 18 column 5
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1914 - 1179.pdf
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Boston, MA Gordon's Olympia [Theatre] Dec. 21-26, 1914
"Vaudeville Route List ... When no date is given, the week of Dec. 21-26 is represented. ...
"O'Donnell Bros., Gordon's Olympia, Boston."
New York Clipper Dec 26, 1914 p. 19 column 2
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1914 - 1482.pdf
Another announcement this show:
New York Clipper Dec. 26, 1914 p. 21 column 1
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1914-1915 - 1294.pdf
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Saratoga Springs, NY Pontiac Theatre Jan. 25, 1915
"O'DONNELL BROS.-Hand Balancers and Gymnasts."
Saratoga Springs NY Saratogian Jan 25, 1915 p. 8
Fulton History index

Saratoga Springs NY Saratogian 1915 - 0164.pdf

An entirely different act.
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Pittsburgh PA HARRIS [Theatre] Feb. 15-20, 1915
"BILLS NEXT WEEK (February 15) ...
"Harris (ubo) ...
"O'Donnell Bros ..."
Variety Feb. 12, 1915 pp. 14, 20

Fulton History index
Variety 1915 - 0451.pdf

May be another O'Donnell Bros.
The Brothers played this theatre Dec. 9, 1912, scrapbook p. 27 also OB References, here.
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Brooklyn, NY Traub's Olympic Theatre Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 1916
"Week Commencing Jan. 31st, 1916 Mon., Tues. & Wed.
"Irish Jubilee
...
"4 [listed fourth of 7 acts] O'Donnell Brothers
"Brooklyn's Favorite Irish Comedians"

Theatre program. 4 pages 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
From eBay purchase 2017.
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Brooklyn, NY Prospect Hall Feb. 15, 1916
"[page 1] Annual Entertainment and Ball of the Pontiac Club
"Formerly James Dunne Club of the Third Assembly Dist.
"At Prospect Hall
"Tues. Eve'g, Feb.15, 1916 ...
"[page 2] Entertainment Program ...
"5. [fourth(!) of seven acts] O'Donnell Bros.
"The National Comedians ..."

Entertainment program. 4 pages 9 1/2" x 6 1/4"
From eBay purchase 2017.

The Brothers performed at a similar event for the James Dunne Club, same place, March 22, 1909.
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NYC Manhattan Lexington Opera House, Terrace Garden May 15, 1916
Butler's Employees Make a Night of It
"First there was a vaudeville program with ...O'Donnell Brothers [listed fourth of seven acts].... Then there was a dance...."
New York Evening World May 16, 1916 p. 13 column 5
Library of Congress Chronicling America

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/1916-05-15/ed-1/seq-13/

A different O'Donnell Bros?
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Utica, NY Majestic [Theatre] July 30-Aug. 1, 1917
"Henry Minstrel Five Featuring such stars as Frank Sherman and the O'Donnell Brothers" [?]
Utica Daily Press July 30, 1917 p. 6 column 1
Fulton History index
Utica NY Daily Press 1917 - 3182.pdf
Other ads, same show:
Utica Herald-Dispatch July 30, 1917 p. 4 column 4
Fulton History index
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1917 - 2620.PDF
Utica Observer July 30, 1917 p.7 column 4
Fulton History index
Utica NY Observer 1917 - 0670.pdf
Utica Sunday Tribune July 29, 1917 p. 12 column 1
Fulton History index
Utica NY Sunday Tribune 1917-1918 - 0563.pdf

Majestic [Theatre] July 30-Aug. 1, 1917
Utica Herald-Dispatch July 30, 1917 p. 3 column 7
Fulton History index
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1917 - 2617.PDF
Other announcements, same show:
Utica Herald-Dispatch July 31, 1917 p. 3 column 5
Fulton History index
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1917 - 2629.PDF
Utica Sunday Tribune July 29, 1917 p. 12 column 1
Fulton History index

Utica NY Sunday Tribune 1917-1918 - 0563.pdf

Probably a different O'Donnell Bros.
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Brooklyn, NY Keeney's Theatre March 4-6, 1920
Keeny's Theatre
'... the last half of the week.... The vaudeville feature is O'Donnell Brothers in "A Glimpse of Ireland" in which they introduce character impressions and Irish bagpipes."
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Mar. 2, 1920 p. 9 column 3
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1920 Grayscale - 2991.pdf

Presumably this theatre is in Brooklyn. See:
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4149
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Brooklyn, NY Keeney's Theatre April 1-3, 1920
In Brooklyn Playhouses
'Keeney's ... The vaudeville feature is O'Donnell Brothers in "A Glimpse of Ireland," in which they introduce some clever character impressions and some excellent music and Irish bagpipes and violin.'
Brooklyn Standard Union Mar. 28, 1920 p. 6 column 4
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1920 - 2499.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
KEENEY'S (Last Half)
Vaudeville Reviews
"The O'Donnell Brothers presented an Irish scene that went well for two reasons, firstly because it was Irish, and secondly because Erin's sons were there to see it. For a detailed review, see New Acts."
[review signed "S.K."]
New York Clipper April 7, 1920 p. 10 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0306.pdf
An undated clipping of this review is in the O'Donnell papers.

NEW ACTS AND REAPPEARANCES
"O'Donnell Brothers
"Theatre-Keeney's, Brooklyn.
"Style-Irish skit.
"Time-Twenty-two minutes.
"Setting-Exterior, Irish garden.

"The quaintness of this act will appeal to people more than anything else. The scene depicts a garden in Ireland and the characters are an old man and the son of his neighbor.
"The old man is a fiddler and the youngster comes and pesters him for tunes, asks him riddles, and what not, as youngsters will. He plays a few pranks on the old man. Some Irish music, on the fiddle and the pipes, some Irish stepping and a little pathos constitute the major portion of the act.
"The fiddling of the character man is very ordinary, the piping of the other much better. The dancing of the first is excellent. The comedy is "old stuff." The ending brings applause.
"We would suggest that the one playing the younger man wear long trousers, as he looks altogether too big to convey the impression of being a boy. [by] S.K."

New York Clipper April 7, 1920 p. 28 column 4
Fulton History index
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0323.pdf

See also announcement of this show in Brooklyn Standard Union article, March 28, 1920, above. There the skit is called "A Glimpse of Ireland"
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Brooklyn, NY Dexter Park July 8, 1920
St. Edward's Church Picnic
"The annual picnic and field day of St. Edward's R. C. Church was held yesterday afternoon and evening at Dexter Park, Jamaica ave. and Elderts lane. ...
"In the evening many of the older people joined the party and were entertained by the O'Donnell Brothers, Irish pipers. More than 900 persons were present at the picnic. ..."
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Jul. 9, 1920 p. 7 column 4
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1920 Grayscale - 6320.pdf
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To-Day's Radio Programme
"WLTH-BROOKLYN, N. Y.-256.
"9:00[-9:15 p. m.]-Miles O'Donnell, Irish piper."
Brooklyn [NY] Standard Union Nov. 27, 1927 p. 20 column 4
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1927 - 7655.pdf

Could this be the O'Donnell's youngest brother Myles? Only Fulton History reference found.
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'Irish Bagpiper - C. J. O'Donnell of Bay Ridge now keeps the "morgue" in Borough President Ingersoll's office ... Once graced the vaudeville boards with his brother Ed under the billing "Dear Old Ireland" ... danced and played the Irish bagpipes ... When Luna Park first opened in 1902 Thompson & Dundy hired them to run the Irish Village ... their bagpipes (and how they used to play 'em) won first prize at the World's Fair in Chicago more than 40 years ago ... the whole O'Donnell family are musicians.'

Newspaper clipping, unknown paper, before 1941.
Possibly column by Bill Hurley "for a Brooklyn newspaper", presumably not the Brooklyn Eagle. See Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1944 Grayscale - 0839.pdf
Possibly the Brooklyn Section of the New York World.

Raymond V. Ingersoll (1875 - 1940), Brooklyn Borough President 1934 - 1940.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Ingersoll

-Luna Park-

Many references to Thompson & Dundy as managers of Luna Park, Coney Island in Fulton History Newspaper index. Frederic Thompson and Elmer S. "Skip" Dundy. In an article about Luna Park in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 23, 1902 p. 3, Thompson describes the proposed "novelties" as including "Japanese, Phillippino, Irish, Eskimo and German villages.... The Irish village will be laid out in a gigantic reproduction of the map of Ireland. It is the intention to have each county filled in with the genuine soil from the one in Ireland it represents."
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1902 Grayscale - 7979.pdf

For more about Luna Park click here.

-Chicago World's Fair, 1893-

Officially called the World's Columbian Exposition, ran from May 1 to Oct. 30, 1893.

Only references to O'Donnell's playing at Chicago World's Fair are in this "Picked From the Throng" clipping and in an announcement for an engagement probably in Springfield, MA, Jan. 11-13, 1912 (scrapbook, p. 48). No contemporaneous evidence yet found.

There were two Irish Villages at the fair, and both hired pipers. There may also have been contests, amateur nights, and non- or semi-official events in Chicago at the time. Who knows? More information about the two villages:

Odd Shows at the Fair.
Theatrical Performances on the Midway Plaisance. ...
[From an Occasional Correspondent of the Tribune.]
'Chicago, June 23. ...
'There are two Irish villages, and one pays a quarter to see either of them. Blarney Castle is a feature of the first, which is at the very entrance of the Plaisance. As a matter of fact, blarneying is kept up all along the line of this unique thoroughfare, though it is distinguished in French, German or Arabic. Blarney's rival in the second village is Donegal Castle. The nearest approach to anything of a theatrical nature in either village is the weird and untuneful playing of an Irish piper. No charge is made for this torture, but the piper will accept anything in the way of a "tip" from 5 cents up, principally up.'
New-York Daily Tribune June 25, 1893 p. 17 column 1

New York NY Tribune 1893 May - Jun Grayscale - 0802.pdf
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DEATHS
"O'Donnell - Cornelius on July 16, [1941] at his home, 559 51st Street. He is survived by three sons, Cornelius Jr., James and Miles. Funeral Saturday from 666 51st Street; thence to the R. C. Church of St. Agatha, where a solemn requiem mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Interment St, John's Cemetery."
Brooklyn Eagle July 18, 1941 p. 9 column 3
Fulton History index
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1941 Grayscale - 5496.pdf

I searched Brooklyn Eagle July 17-21. This is only reference found to his death.
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Nick Whitmer Feb. 2014-June 2017

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