The note on face of Postcard
reads as follows:
R. I. Sept 23
I have been 5 times to the Stock Co. at their beautiful theatre this
Had a lovely summer & no frost yet but cool this month. Have my good
but find lots of work for myself. Bought an oil burner for our steam
will stay here this winter. All well and kids in school. Write when
The Albee Theatre
Benjamin F. Keith
and Edward F.
Albee began a partnership in the
to promote vaudeville
entertainment. They bought
and remodeled several northeast
and promoted a more gentile form
where scantily clad
performers and crude
language was not allowed.
handled the finances
managed the theatres.
they completed a merger
with Joseph Kennedy's RCA
and became RKO,
(Radio-Keith-Orpheum). After the merger, the
was more on motion pictures
and vaudeville began to fade. By
1929 there were only
time vaudeville houses
still in operation.
One of the partner's theaters
was the E. F. Albee Theatre
in Providence, Rhode Island,
(shown above). It was built in
located on Westminster Street.
The card was canceled at Harrisville,
Rhode Island. The Post Office at
(Burrillville Township, Providence County),
was established on December 20,
1889. The first
was De Witt C. Remington, Jr. This
post office is currently in operation.
Theatre Company of Rhode Island
Assembly Theatre on Route 107 in
They are in their 21st season
at this location and beginning
on December 5, 2004,
they will be performing the musical