The Hengler Sisters
Last updated: 09.07.23
p_henglersis.jpg Gleaned from brief references around the Internet (April 2022), Flora (1880-1952) and May Hengler (1884-1965) were American singer/dancers.
They have been featured on 2 works published between 1898 and 1901.
Of interest is their Filoscope Skirt Dance by the Sisters Hengler (1896) made by Robert Paul (1869-1943. A Filoscope is a type of flip book fixed in a tin plate holder, an iron lever being used to flip the pages through the viewing position.
At the turn of the century the they were well known on both sides of the Atlantic and continued to perform into the 1920s.
They are quoted as having a good stage appearance singing national airs which have an appropriate dances for each nation.
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Pretty Little Maid, Adelaide (1902) J.R. Hubbell (music)
Addison Burkhardt (words)
Hengler Sisters (perf.)
Piano, Voice Indiana wvicon.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 3 works performed by Hengler Sisters who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
perf15.jpg Pretty Little Maid, Adelaide (1902) John Raymond Hubbell Addison Burkhardt (words)
Hengler Sisters (perf.)
perf15.jpg That Brown Skin Baby Mine (1898) Sidney L. Perrin(w&m) Hengler Sisters (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Kitty (1901) Frederic Solomon J. Cheever Goodwin (words)
Hengler Sisters (perf.)