Dorothy Rae Collection, ca. 1920s. (PA Mss 49)

Detail of Dorothy Rae dancing on a ship's anchor.Collection of Vaudeville performer Dorothy Rae (born Dorothy Pfeiffer; also performed as Dorothy Adams). Rae, born in 1908 began as a child performer and the collection includes photographs, a 1927 National Vaudeville Artists Year Book (where Rae is listed as performing with Dorothy Rae and her Syncopaters) and other ephemera. Little else is known about her.