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Ricardo Bell

Ricardo Bell

Let me introduce you to the one and only Bell Vaudeville, an artistic company of thirteen siblings and their husbands, wives, and children. In the first decades of the twentieth century, the Bell Brothers toured the European and American continents with their variety show. Of Anglo-Spanish ancestry, but Mexicans at heart, the Bells were the artistic heirs of Richard Bell, the most famous clown in Mexican history.

The Bell Family collection tells the saga of this family from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Click here [the "Richard Bell" link at the bottom or on the side] to learn more about Richard Bell and the Bell Family.

Bell family musical group

Standing, left to right: Edward, Ricardo, Nelly (on table) George, Albert, and Willy. Seated, left to right: Charles, Celia, and Sylvia. New York, 1914.

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