Sketch of Aida Overton Walker in male costume

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Sketch of Aida Overton Walker in male costume


Digitized image of a newspaper clipping originally printed in the Freeman. Published without an accompanying article or caption, this sketch is nonetheless unmistakeable as Aida Overton Walker's "Bon Bon Buddy" costume. In 1909, when she first took on her ill husband's role in Bandana Land, many newspapers printed cartoons of Aida performing George's signature song and dressed in his costume: a suit, straw hat and spats, with white gloves and a cane. In the following years, Aida Walker would continue to perform the popular "Bon Bon Buddy" as part of her vaudeville act. This drawing, published in 1912, indicates that she also, at least on some occasions, continued to wear the famous costume during her solo career.


Artist unknown.


Freeman (Indianapolis, IN)


Readex America's Historical Newspapers


Oct. 5, 1912


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Digital reproduction of print newspaper clipping