Smith-Bowman Trio

A fairly good negro comedian and a "straight man," who handles himself well, go a good way toward making the offering entertaining, but the slowness and awkwardness of the woman cost a good deal in the general effect.
The woman's voice is weak and her deportment altogether too quiet and dignified. If she could or would—dance, her presence in the act might be accounted for, but she contributes not a jot of life or motion to the trio.
Variety 6:5 (06/29/1907)