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BERNARD FAMILY PAPERS, RG5300, 1899-1989

Series II, Photographs, @1890-1970


The Merrill Brothers and Sister

This series contains photographs documenting the long vaudeville and circus career of the Bernard family of Lakeland, Florida. Included are individual photographs of family patriarch Floyd Bernard (aka Floyd Merrill and Don Bernardo), his wife Maude, son Howard, and granddaughters Jean and Mary. Also included are photographs of the Bernard family performing under its various stage names, including the Four Bernadino's, the Merrill Brothers, the Merrill Brothers and Sister, and the Four Merrill's. A folder labeled "circus performers" contains photos of a variety of circus and vaudeville performers with whom the Bernard family shared billing in its long career.

The photographs are arranged alphabetically by name or subject.

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

2

1

Bernard, Floyd (aka Floyd Merrill and Don Bernardo)

1970, n.d.

          

2

Bernard, Howard.  See also:  Merrill Brothers and Merrill    Brothers and Sister

n.d.

      

3

Bernard, Jean.  See also: the Bernardino's

n.d.

     

4

Bernard, Mary.  See also:  the Bernardino's

n.d.

    

5

Bernard, Maude.  See also:  the Merrill Brothers 
and Sister

1928, n.d.

         

6

Bernard Family

n.d.

   

7

The Bernardinos (Howard, Dorothy, Jean and Mary
Bernard)

1956, n.d.

   

8

Bernardo, Don (aka Floyd Bernard and Floyd Merrill

n.d.

    

9

Circus Performers

1890-1905 scattered

   

10

Circus Performers

1908-@1930's

      

11

Merrill Brothers.  See also:  Bernard, Floyd and 
Bernard, Howard 

n.d.

   

12

Merrill Brothers and Sister

1912, 1927, n.d.

   

13

The Merrill's (Floyd, Howard, Dorothy, and Maude Bernard
    

n.d

   

14

The Merrill's at the Polk Theater (Lakeland)

n.d.

    

15

Sarasota Circus Hall of Fame:  Exhibit

n.d.

  

16

Texas Bill Wild West Show Railroad Car

n.d.