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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.


[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.30674

Call Number: LC-B2- 5225-13


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 26/Nov/2017 20:38:36

    This could be the popular singer, Arthur Hall (1888-1951), but I can't find any pictures of him. "Arthur Hall (his real name was Adolph J. Hahl) was born in New York on May 12 of 1888. His first recordings were on 1912 as member of the Manhattan Quartet (Manhattan Quartet / Manhattan Quartett), with whom he stayed until 1929. During the World War I, Adolph J. Hahl changed his name to Arthur Hall on 1917 due to the anti-german hysteria, & started recording as solo artist as well. Among the many recordings he did on as solo artist, Hall cut "Yes, We Have No Bananas!" on 1923 for Black Swan under the pseudonym of Howard Lewis, which went also issued on the Olympic label. Hall also worked for other labels (both as solo artist & part of vocal groups ranging from duets to quartets as well as providing vocal refrains for jazz & dance band records) such as the Plaza group (Banner, Domino (as either Allen Craig or Cliff Stewart), Regal, Oriole (as Charles Nelson), etc.), Emerson, Everybodys, the Grey Gull group (Grey Gull, Madison, Supreme, Radiex, Globe, Amco, etc.) (the Grey Gull company used masters from the NYRL group, Emerson & other companies until it opened his own studio on 1926), the NYRL/New York Recording Laboratories group (Paramount, Puritan, Broadway, Puretone, etc.), the Pathé Frères Phonograph Co. (Pathé Actuelle, Actuelle, Perfect (3), Davega, etc.), The Arto Company (which also included Bell (4), Cleartone Records (2) & many others), the Bell Record Corporation (which included Bell (4)), Gennett & Edison, just to mention several of these. From 1924, Arthur Hall began recording several duets with tenor John Ryan (14), beginning with "Hawaiian Nithningale" (matrix 9863 - recorded on November 21 of 1924) / "I'm Someone Who's No One To You" (matrix 9832 - recorded on November 7 of 1924) (released on Edison Diamond Disc 51473), which brought the beginning of a long series of recordings by Hall & Ryan, both under their own names & several pseudonyms (for example, The Harmony Brothers). Hall & Ryan were also augmented by Ed Smalle when they recorded also as The Frolickers for Edison. One year later, Hall joined the vocal group That Singing Four, which also gave way to the National Male Quartet on 1926. His final Edison Diamond disc was "Sweet Elaine" (matrix E-18188 - recorded on January 24 of 1928), which was issued on Edison Diamonc Disc 52235 on 1928. Arthur Hall died during March of 1951 in New York. " www.discogs.com/artist/2885603-Arthur-Hall-2 books.google.com/books?id=-FOSAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA939&l... adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/40739/Hall_A... cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?nq=1&query_type...

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    Micah (LOC P&P)

    • 29/Nov/2017 22:25:41

    Thank you—we can indicate that Arthur Hall is possibly pictured.

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 01/Dec/2017 15:34:00

    I added his to Wikidata: www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q44285642

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    • 29/Mar/2018 02:57:37

    I am excited if this is Arthur Hall because he is my great grandfather Adolph Joseph HOHL (not Hahl). He was also born Oct. 14, 1889 and died in FL March 1960 ....which would mean that the boys are Eugene Hohl (older son and my grandfather!) and his younger brother Henry!

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    • 29/Mar/2018 15:40:01

    Sources give singer Arthur Hall's name as Adolph Hahl, including using the German name on a 1917 edison recording, "“Let’s All Be Americans Now!” Adolph J. Hahl (Edison Blue Amberol 3201:1917), wax cylinder." www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/lib/ark:/48907/f36t0khp Source with 2 other Edison recordings as Hahl: archive.org/stream/Blue_Amberol/DDEBA#page/n43/mode/2up However, one source from 1915, a Brooklyn newspaper, gives the name of the Manhattan Quartet member as Adolph J. Hohl, so maybe it is an open question. bklyn.newspapers.com/image/54247159/?terms=adolph+j.+hohl