19th-Century California Theaters

Baldwin Theater , San Francisco. J. A. Remer, architect. The Bancroft Library, Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Columbia Theatre, San Francisco. Typical of the fare at the Columbia Theatre is "The Idol's Eye" which included "The Tattooed Man", a song sung by Frank Daniels in 1897.

Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco. Dedicated to the Musical Director of the Orpheum Theatre in 1897, E. M. Rosner, "My Darktown Gal" by Lee Johnson includes a photograph on the cover of two African American dancers.

In 1898 "Clorindy, a Characteristic Negro Musical Comedy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Will Marion was performed at the Orpheum. Potographs of singers James Smith and Marie Sharp were printed on the cover of the Finale "Der'll be Wahm Coons a-Prancin'" that was printed as the musical supplement of the Sunday Examiner.