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19th Century Actors Carte de Visite Photograph Collection, 1860-1885

Overview of the Collection

Title
19th Century Actors Carte de Visite Photograph Collection
Dates
1860-1885 (inclusive)
Quantity
612 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts ( 5 boxes) ; 4 x 2½ in.
Collection Number
PH0075
Summary
Carte de visite photographs of nineteenth-century actors
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Digital Objects

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Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The collection consists of carte de visite studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid- to late 1800s. Many of these actors and actresses were little known outside of the major theater centers of New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. Such was the popularity of the theater, though, that even good "utility" performers could justify having these photographs made. Carte de visite photographs, which were mounted on 2 ½- by 4-inch card stock (about the size of a calling card), could be produced cheaply, and sold to collectors and fans.

A Parisian photographer, André Disdéri, developed the carte de visite format in 1854. He patented a process of taking several photographs on one glass plate negative, thus greatly reducing production costs. The carte de visite did not catch on until May 1859, when Napoleon III, on his way to Italy with his army, stopped at Disdéri's studio in Paris to have his portrait taken. From this welcome publicity Disdéri's fame began, and two years later he was said to be earning nearly £50,000 a year from one studio alone. During the 1860s the popularity of these cards became immense, with the public exchanging them and collecting them in albums. The card trade flourished as performers realized the publicity value of the collectible carte de visite. During the 1870s through the1880s when the trend reached its peak, millions were sold in the United States.

The Actors and Actresses: Well into the mid-nineteenth century, American theaters continued to be strongly influenced by London theater. Many actors and actresses of this period were born in and got their professional start in England. Play selections tended to follow the English classical tradition, with the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries remaining popular. However, the success of American-born playwrights and actors began to have an influence, and soon contemporary plays were performed regularly as well.

Prior to the 1850s, a theater bill might include five or six hours of various entertainments, such as farces, a mainpiece, an afterpiece, musical entertainment, and ballet. Music was an important component of early American theater, and plays were often adapted to included musical numbers. In the 1850s, the number of entertainments on a theater bill began to be reduced, first to two or three, and later, to one main feature only. From the mid-nineteenth century, a more naturalistic acting style came into vogue, and actors were expected to present a more coherent expression of character. Subject matter of new plays was often drawn from contemporary social life, such as marriage and domestic issues, as well as issues of social class and social problems. Another favorite form in nineteenth-century theater was the burlesque, also called travesty, with the works of Shakespeare providing a favorite target for satire. Many actors were known primarily for their comedic and burlesque acting talents.

In the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, the acting profession was considered sinful and actors were subject to social ostracism. However, by the mid-nineteenth century, actors could be considered quite socially respectable. The life of performers during this period was very hard, requiring great physical stamina. In addition to a grueling performance schedule, actors needed to withstand stagecoach and early riverboat travel, as well as makeshift lodgings. Actors would often rehearse as many as three plays during a day before preparing for the night's performance. By the Civil War, the season was varied and demanding, sometimes consisting of 40 to 130 plays, changing nightly. Utility actors in a company might be expected to know over a hundred parts. The famous actress Charlotte Cushman, for example, offered two hundred different lead roles. Actors were usually expected to learn a new part within two days, sometimes overnight.

Women's roles in theater were rather ambiguous, especially in the nineteenth century. The traditions of the time required women to be delicate, fragile, and dependent, while the rigors of the acting profession necessitated resiliency, independence, and a strong will. According to historian Mary M. Turner, in Forgotten Leading Ladies of the American Theatre (McFarland, 1990), females experienced the same rough treatment faced by their male peers: "Because the theatre has been remarkably free-thinking, women in the profession have always been relatively equal to their male colleagues. Bad managers have absconded with their salaries equally; audiences booed them equally; they starved equally between engagements; and their contributions to the traditions of the theatre have been equally forgotten."

The Photographers: Several photographers and photography studios achieved a certain status of their own in the theater industry. Among the most famous was Napoleon Sarony, who established a studio on Broadway in 1866 and, for the next 30 years, photographed virtually every actor and actress working on the New York stage. Other well known photographers and studios of this era were Charles D. Fredricks & Co. and Jeremiah Gurney of New York; W.L. (Washington Lafayette) Germon of Philadelphia; and Mathew Brady of the E. & H.T. Anthony Studio in New York.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of carte de visite studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid- to late 1800s. Of note are portraits of the Booth family, the most famous acting dynasty in the nineteenth-century American theater scene. The collection contains photographs by a number of important photographers, among them Napoleon Sarony, Mathew B. Brady, Charles D. Fredricks & Co., Jeremiah Gurney & Son, and W.L. (Washington Lafayette) Germon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Performers: Adams-BlitzReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 1
Edwin Adams [actor, 1834-1877]  
1862
1 2
Edwin Adams as Claude Milnotti in The Lady of Lyons  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
1 3
Edwin Adams as Willmore Rover in The Rover  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
1 4
Edwin Adams as Adrian de Feligny in The Heretic  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1864
1 5
Edwin Adams as Enoch Arden in Enoch Arden  
1 6
Edwin Adams, John Drew, and Frank Drew  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1 7
Frank Eugene Aiken [actor, theater manager, 1839-1910]  
1864
1 8
Mrs. J.H. (Lizzie) Allen [actress, b. ca. 1840]  
1 9
Mary Anderson [actress, 1859-1940]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1877
1 10
Mary Anderson as Evadne in Evadne  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1878
1 11
Mary Anderson as Parthenia  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
ca. 1878
1 12
Mary Anderson  
H. Rocher, Chicago (photographer)
1878
1 13
Mary Anderson as Galatea in Philaster  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
ca. 1833
1 14
Mary Anderson as the daughter of Roland  
1 15
Mary Anderson  
1 16
Professor John Henry Anderson [magician, actor, before 1820-after 1870]  
1863
1 17
George H. Andrews [actor, 1798-1866]  
O.A. Roorbach, New York (photographer)
1 18
John Lewis Baker [comedian, 1783-1862]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 19
Josephine Baker  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1876
1 20
Thomas Baker [musician, ca. 1825-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 21
Daniel E. Bandmann [actor, manager, 1840-1905]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
1 22
Daniel E. Bandmann as Shylock in Merchant of Venice  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
1 23
Daniel E. Bandmann as Narcisse in Britannicus  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
1 24
F.C. Bangs [actor, 1833-1908]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1860
1 25
F.C. Bangs as Leicester in Kenilworth  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
1 26
Joseph H. Barrett [actor, 1831-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
1 27
Mrs. Viola (Crocker) Barrett [actress, before 1840-1869]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
1 28
Joseph H. Barrett and Mrs. Viola Barrett  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1 29-30
Lawrence P. (Brannigan) Barrett [actor, 1838-1891] as Cassius in Julius Caesar  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1872
1 31
Lawrence P. Barrett  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
1 32-33
Lawrence P. Barrett as Cassius in Julius Caesar  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1876
1 34
Lawrence Barrett  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 35
[Mary (Mayer) Barrett?] [actress, ca. 1840-1893]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
1 36
Mary Barrett  
1864
1 37
Charles Barron [actor, 1840-1918]  
Warren, Boston (photographer)
1 38
Mrs. Julia Bennett Barrow [actress, theater manager, 1824-1903]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 39
Samuel Barth  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
1 40
Kate Bateman [actress, child star, theater manager, 1842-1917]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1862
1 41
Kate Bateman  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1862
1 42
Kate Bateman as Leah in Leah, the Forsaken  
1863
1 43
Kate Bateman in the last act of Leah, the Forsaken  
1863
1 44
Kate Bateman as Leah in Leah, the Forsaken  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
1 45
Kate Bateman as Lady Gay Spanker in London Assurance  
1 46
Kate Bateman as Mary Warner in Mary Warner  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1 47
Harry Beckett in Forty Thieves [actor, comedian, 1839-ca. 1880]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1870
1 48
Harry Beckett  
1 49a
Harry Beckett as Harry Duff in The Shaughraun  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1 49b
[Harry Beckett?]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
1 50-51
George Becks as Didier in Fanchon, the Cricket  
James L. Warner, New York (photographer)
1864
1 52
George Becks as Oswald in Lear  
James L. Warner, New York (photographer)
1865
1 53
Paul Bedford [actor, ca. 1792-1871] and John Laurence Toole [actor, theater manager, 1830-1906]  
H.N. King, Bath, England (photographer)
1 54
George Belmore  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
Two copies.
1875
1 55
Sarah Bernhardt [actress, 1844-1923]  
1 56
Billy Birch [minstrel, 1831-1897]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Birch, famous for blackface performances, was co-founder of the San Francisco Minstrels troupe in California during the state's gold rush.
1 57-59
William R. Blake [actor, stage manager, playwright, 1805-1863]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1860
1 60
Mrs. Caroline (Placide) Blake [actress, 1798-1881]  
J.H. Bigelow, New York (photographer)
ca. 1862
1 61
W. Humphrey Bland [actor, 1812-1869]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 63
[Signor Antonio Blitz?] [magician, 1810-1877]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)

Performers: Booth FamilyReturn to Top

The Booth family was strongly identified with the nineteenth-century American theater scene; there was no greater name among American actors at that time. Junius Brutus Booth, Sr., immigrated to the United States from England in 1821 and established the Booth name upon the American stage. He left his legacy to be carried by sons Edwin, John Wilkes, and Junius Brutus, Jr.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 63-65
Edwin Booth [actor, theater manager, 1833-1893] as Iago in Othello  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1870
1 66-68
Edwin Booth as Richelieu in Richelieu  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1870
1 69-70
Edwin Booth  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1870
1 71
Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1872
1 72
Edwin Booth as Iago in Othello  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1872
1 73
Edwin Booth as Iago in Othello  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
1 74-75
Edwin Booth  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 76-77
Edwin Booth  
1 78
Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet (drawing)  
1865
1 79
Edwin Booth [drawing]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 80
Bust of Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 81
Junius Brutus Booth, Sr. [actor, 1796-1852]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 82
Junius Brutus Booth, Sr.  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
1 83
Drawing of Junius Brutus Booth, Sr.  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1 84
Drawing of Junius Brutus Booth, Sr., as Richard III in Richard III  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 85
Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. [actor, 1821-1883]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 86
Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)

Performers: Boucicault-CushmanReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 87
Dion Boucicault [playwright, actor, 1820-1890] in The Shaugraun  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
Boucicault was instrumental in the passage of the Copyright Law of 1856.
1 88
Dion Boucicault  
Copy of a daguerreotype taken prior to 1860.
1 89
George Vining Bowers [comedian, 1835-1878]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1 90
Mrs. Elizabeth (Crocker) Bowers [actress, theater manager, 1830-1895]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 91
Mrs. Elizabeth Bowers as Lady Audley in Lady Audley's Secret  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 92
[John Bradley?] [actor, 1829-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 93
[John Vipon Bridgeman?] [musician, dramatist, writer, 1820-1889]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 94
Signor Pasqualino Brignoli [tenor, 1824-1884]  
Mathew Brady, New York (photographer)
1862
1 95
María Piccolomina and Signor Pasqualino Brignoli in the opera Polinto [María Piccolomina, soprano, 1834-1899]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 96-97
John Brougham [actor, playwright, theater manager, 1810-1880]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 98
Fanny Brown [actress, 1837-after 1870]  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
ca. 1865
1 99
Fanny Brown  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 100
Fanny Brown in costume, with American flag  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 101
Frank Brown  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 102
Mrs. Sedley Brown [actress, d. after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
1 103
Mrs. Sedley Brown in Child of the Regiment  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
1 104
Mrs. Sedley Brown  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 105
George F. Browne [actor, theater manager, 1819-1885]  
1 106
Dan Bryant as Roy O'More [minstrel, actor, 1833-1875]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
1 107-108a
Dan Bryant as Handy Andy in Handy Andy  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
circa 1864-1866
1 109
Dan Bryant  
1 110
Dan Bryant  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Collage of seven photos, three in blackface.
1 111
McKean Buchanan [actor, 1823-1872]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1869
1 112
John Baldwin Buckstone [actor, playwright, 1802-1879]  
1 113
James H. Budworth in blackface [minstrel, 1831-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 114
Ione Burke [actress, d. after 1875]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1863
1 115
Ione Burke in The Shaughraun  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
1 116-117a
Ione Burke  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1 117b
[Ione Burke?]  
Black & Case, Boston (photographer)
1867
1 118
James G. Burnett [comedian, 1819-1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1 119
James G. Burnett  
1 120
John F. Burroughs [actor, 1809-1878]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
1 121
William F. Burroughs as Francois in Richelieu [actor, ca. 1840-1898]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
1 122
William E. Burton [actor, theater manager, 1804-1860]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 123
William E. Burton as Toodle in The Toodles  
2 124
James Carden [actor, 1837-after 1870]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1864
2 125
James F. Cathcart [actor, 1828-1902]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1865
2 126
Frank S. Chanfrau [actor, 1824-1884]  
2 127
Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau [aka Jeanette Davis] [actress, 1837-1909]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
2 128-129
Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau as Kathleen Mavou[illeg.]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
2 130
Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1870
2 131
Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau  
Howell, New York (photographer)
1873
2 132
Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 133
Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau as Ophelia in Hamlet  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 134
Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 135
George Chaplin [actor, b. 1837]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 136
Annie M. Clarke [actress, 1845-1902]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 137
Annie M. Clarke  
Warren, Boston (photographer)
2 138
Corson W. Clarke [actor, 1814-1867]  
2 139
John S. Clarke [comic actor, 1833-1899]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 140
John S. Clarke as De Boot [illeg.]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 141
John S. Clarke as Toodle in The Toodles  
D. Appleton & Co, New York (photographer)
2 142
Johanna M. Claussen [actress, 1842-after 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 143
Kate (Cone) Claxton [actress, ca. 1848-1924]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
2 144
Kate (Cone) Claxton in costume  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
2 145
Ada Clifton [actress, d. after 1870] as Pocahontas in Pocahontas  
2 146
Ada Clifton  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 147
Charles F. Coghlan [actor, ca. 1845-1899]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
2 148
Rose Coghlan [actress, 1851-1932]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
ca. 1880
2 149
Rose Coghlan in Diplomacy  
Photograph with paint overlay.
ca. 1877
2 150
James W. Collier [pantomime artist, actor, 1836-ca. 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 151
James W. Collier as Landry Bar[illeg.]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 152
John R. Collins [comic actor, tenor, 1811-1874] as Carrickfergus in Duke's Motto  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
2 153
John R. Collins  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
2 154
John R. Collins  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
2 155-156
Edmon S. Connor [actor, 1809-1891]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1862
2 157-158
Frederick Conway [actor, 1819-1874]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
2 159
Mrs. Sarah (Crocker) Conway [actress, theater manager, 1834-1875]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1861
2 160
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Conway  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 161
John P. Cooke [composer and conductor, 1820-1865] and Charles Fisher [actor, 1816-1891]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 162
Jane Coombs [actress, 1842-after 1873]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
2 163
Jane Coombs as Lady Teazle in School for Scandal  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1873
2 164
Jane Coombs as Lady Gay Spanker in London Assurance  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 165
Angiolina Cordier [opera singer, before 1850-after 1870]  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
2 166
Charles Walter Couldock [actor, 1815-1898]  
1864
2 167
Charles Walter Couldock  
2 168
Joseph H. Cowell [comic actor, theater manager, 1792-1863], Kate Bateman, J.W. Wallack, Jr., and Edwin Adams  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 169
Mrs. Anna (Cruise) Cowell [singer, actress, 1824-after 1870]  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
2 170
Robert H. Craig [actor, 1842-ca. 1899]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 171
Robert H. Craig  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
2 172
Isabella Cubas [dancer, actress, 1831-1864] as the French spy in French Spy  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
2 173
Isabella Cubas  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
ca. 1863
2 174
Isabella Cubas  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 175
Charlotte Cushman [actress, 1816-1876] as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Cushman was famous for breeches roles.
ca. 1858
2 176
Charlotte Cushman  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
2 177
Charlotte Cushman  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1872
2 178
Charlotte Cushman  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
2 179
Drawing of Charlotte Cushman as Meg Merrilies in Guy Mannering  

Performers: Daly-FoxReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 180
Henry F. Daly [actor, b. 1828]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 181-182
Adolphus "Dolly" (Hoyt) Davenport [actor, 1828-1873]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1860
2 182a
Adolphus "Dolly" (Hoyt) Davenport [actor, 1828-1873]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
2 183
Edward L. Davenport [actor, 1815-1877]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1862
2 184
Edward L. Davenport as Hamlet in Hamlet  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Oct. 1863
2 185
Edward L. Davenport  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
ca. 1865
2 186
Edward L. Davenport  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1872
2 187
Edward L. Davenport  
Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1875
2 188
Edward L. Davenport  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
Jan. 1876
2 189-191
Edward L. Davenport as Brutus in Julius Caesar  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1876
2 192
Edward L. Davenport  
W.L. Bradley, Boston (photographer)
2 193
Edward L. Davenport  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 194-195
Fanny Davenport [actress, 1850-1898] as Lady Teazle in School for Scandal  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1874
2 196
Fanny Davenport as Ruth Tredgett in Charity  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
2 197
William Davidge [comic actor, 1814-1888]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
2 198
William Davidge  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 199
Drawing of William Davidge as Pistol in King Henry V  
2 200
William Davidge as Pistol in King Henry V  
Meade Brothers, New York (photographer)
2 201
William Davidge as Touchstone in As You Like It  
Meade Brothers, New York (photographer)
2 202
Bogumil Dawison [actor, before 1850-after 1870]  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
1866
2 203
Kate Denin [comic actress, 1837-1907]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 204
Henry E. Dixey [comic actor, 1859-1943] as Irving in Adonis  
1885
2 205
Frank Drew [actor, 1831-1903] as Widow Twankey in Aladdin  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
2 206
Frank Drew as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
2 207
Frank Drew  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 208
Frank Drew  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 209
John Drew [actor, 1827-1862]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
2 210
Mrs. Louisa (Lane) Drew [actress, theater manager, 1820-1897]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
2 211
Malhalie Dumas  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 212
Ada Dyas [actress, 1843-1908] in Love's Labours Lost  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
2 213
Ada Dyas  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
2 214
Ada Dyas in costume  
2 215
John Dyott [actor, 1812-1876]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
2 216
John Dyott in The Veteran  
Meade Brothers, New York (photographer)
2 217
Lillie Eldridge [actress, 1852-after 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1874
2 218
Rose Eytinge [actress, 1835-1911] as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
2 219
Rose Eytinge  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 220
Rose Eytinge  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 221
Drawing of William Farren [actor, 1786-1861]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 222
Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth (Diddeas) Farren [actress, 1789-1857]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 223
Charles Fechter [actor, playwright, 1824-1879] as Lagardere in Duke's Motto  
Heath and Beau, London (photographer)
ca. 1865
2 224
Charles Fechter  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1870
2 225-227
Charles Fechter as Obenreizer in No Thoroughfare  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1870
2 228
Charles Fechter in Hamlet  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1870
2 229
Charles Fechter  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 230
Charles Fisher [actor, manager, musician, 1795-1869]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1862
2 231
Charles Fisher  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
2 232
William J. Florence [actor, comedian, 1831-1891] as Louis Napoleon  
D. Appleton & Co, New York (photographer)
1862
2 233
William J. Florence as Bob Brierly in The Ticket-of-Leave Man  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
2 234
William J. Florence as Obenreizer in No Thoroughfare  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1870
2 235
William J. Florence as Bardwell Slote in Mighty Dollar  
1875
2 236
William J. Florence  
J.H. Bigelow, New York (photographer)
2 236a
William J. Florence as Brierly in The Ticket-of-Leave Man  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
2 237
Mrs. Malvina (Pray) Florence [actress, dancer, theater manager, ca. 1831-1906]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
Wife of William J. Florence.
ca. 1863
2 238
Mrs. Malvina (Pray) Florence  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 239
Mrs. Malvina (Pray) Florence  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Written on duplicate of this photo: 1864.
2 240
William R. Floyd [actor, theater manager, 1832-1880]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1860
2 241
William R. Floyd  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
Dec. 1864
2 242
Edwin Forrest [actor, 1806-1872]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1860
2 243
Edwin Forrest  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
1862
2 244
Edwin Forrest  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 245
Edwin Forrest as Hamlet in Hamlet  
2 246
Edwin Forrest  
Mathew Brady, New York (photographer)
2 247
Edwin Forrest  
T.R. Burnham, Boston (photographer)
2 248
Edwin Forrest  
M.P. Simons, Philadelphia (photographer)
2 249
Drawing of Edwin Forrest as Macbeth in Macbeth  
1861
2 250
Drawing of Edwin Forrest in Spartacus  
2 251
Drawing of Edwin Forrest in Spartacus  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 252
Drawing of Edwin Forrest as Richard III in Richard III  
2 253
George L. Fox [comic actor, 1825-1877] as Hamlet in Hamlet (burlesque)  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
2 254
George L. Fox  
Warren, Boston (photographer)
2 255
George L. Fox  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)

Performers: Gannon-HoughReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 256
Mary Gannon [comic actress, dancer, 1829-1868]  
1862
3 257-258
Mary Gannon  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 259
Drawing of David Garrick [actor, playwright, theater manager, 1719-1779]  
3 260
George Jones [aka the Count Joannes] [actor, 1810-1879]  
Rockwood, New York (photographer)
1878
3 261
Effie Germon [actress, ca. 1845-1914]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
3 262
Effie Germon  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1866
3 263
Effie Germon  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1873
3 264
John Gilbert [actor, 1810-1889]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 265
John Gilbert in The Shaughraun  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
3 266
John Gilbert as Lord Ogleby in The Clandestine Marriage  
3 267
John Gilbert  
Mathew Brady, New York (photographer)
3 268
John Gilbert as Lord Ogleby, John Sefton as Canton, and W.R. Floyd as Brush in The Clandestine Marriage  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 269
Mrs. Anne (Hartley) Gilbert [actress, 1821-1904]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
3 270
Mrs. Mary Gladstane [actress, 1830-after 1870]  
3 271a
Mrs. Mary Gladstane  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
3 271b
Thomas H. Glenny [actor, 1831-1891] as Shaun in Arrah Na Pogue  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
3 272
Drawing of Isabella Glyn [actress, 1823-1889] and Samuel Phelps [actor, 1804-1878] in Hamlet  
3 273
Maude (Fallen) Granger [actress, ca. 1851-1928]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
3 274
Maude (Fallen) Granger  
Howell, New York (photographer)
3 275a
Mrs. Henry P. (McPhain) Grattan [actress, 1810-1876]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
3 275b
George H. Griffith [actor, 1822-1888]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
ca. 1865
3 276
Walter Grisdale [actor, ca. 1824-1883]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1866
3 277
Thomas Hadaway [actor, 1801-1882]  
3 278
James F. Hagan  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
3 279
Thomas S. Hamblin [actor, theater manager, 1800-1853]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 280
Miss A. Harris  
Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass. (photographer)
3 280a
Miss Amelia Harris
Warren, Boston, Mass. (photographer)
3 281
Sam Hemple [comic actor, 1833-after 1870]  
Turner, Philadelphia (photographer)
3 282
Ettie (Lewis) Henderson [actress, dramatist, before 1840-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 283
Madeline Henriques [actress, 1841-1929] as Lady Amaranth in Wild Oats  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
3 284
Madeline Henriques  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 285
Madeline Henriques  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca.1864
3 286
Madeline Henriques in costume  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
3 287
Madeline Henriques  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
3 288
Madeline Henriques  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Sept. 1864
3 289
Madeline Henriques  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
1865
3 290
Madeline Henriques  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1868
3 291
Madeline Henriques  
3 292
Madeline Henriques  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
3 293
Madeline Henriques  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
Photograph of collection of photographs.
3 293a
Madeline Henriques  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 294
Madame Hermann  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1860
3 295
Fanny Herring [actress, 1832-1906]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Fanny Herring specialized in breeches roles.
3 296
C. Barton Hill [actor, 1828-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 297
Isabella Hinckley [actress, singer, 1840-1862] as the Page in The Battle  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
ca. 1861
3 298
Isabella Hinckley  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
ca. 1861
3 299
Mrs. Adeline (Grassan) Knight Hind [actress, 1813-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 300
Josephine (Shaw) Hoey [actress, ca. 1824-1896]  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
1862
3 301
Josephine Hoey  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Oct. 1863
3 302
George Holland [comic actor, 1791-1871]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 303
George Holland as Bunburry Kobb in Rosedale  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1863
3 304
George Holland  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1870
3 305
George Holland as Bunburry Kobb in Rosedale  
3 306
Possibly Julia (Lattimer) Holman [actress, before 1800-1859]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 307-309
William Holston in Milky White  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
3 310
William Holston  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
3 311
William Holston as Mrs. Wigsby  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1869
3 312
William Holston  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
3 313
William Holston  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
3 314
William Holston  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 315
Mrs. Lottie Hough [actress, singer, before 1850-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864

Performers: Irving-KnowlesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 316
Henrietta Irving [actress, before 1850-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
3 317
George Jamieson [actor, 1812-1868] as Lofty Hargraves in Aurora Floyd  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Jamieson was famous for black-face roles.
ca. 1862
3 318
George Jamieson  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 319
Fanny Janauschek [actress, 1830-1904]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1868
3 320
Fanny Janauschek  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1883
3 321
Joseph Jefferson III [comic actor, 1829-1905] in Tycoon  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1860
3 322-326
Joseph Jefferson III as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1869
3 327
Joseph Jefferson III  
Warren, Boston (photographer)
1873
3 328
Joseph Jefferson III as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
Nov. 1874
3 329
Avonia Jones [actress, 1839-1867]  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
Collage.
ca. 1863
3 330
Avonia Jones as Medea in Medea  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
3 331
Avonia Jones as Judith  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
3 332
Mrs. Annie (Walters) Jordan [dancer, actress, before 1840-after 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
3 333
Mrs. Annie Jordan in gypsy costume  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
3 334
Charles Kean [actor, 1811-1868]  
Southwell Brothers, London (photographer)
1865
3 335
Charles Kean  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 336
Drawing of Charles Kean as Hamlet in Hamlet  
3 337
Mrs. Ellen (Tree) Kean [actress, 1805-1880]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1865
3 338
Mrs. Ellen (Tree) Kean  
Southwell Brothers, London (photographer)
3 339
Laura Keene [actress, theater manager, ca. 1826-1873] and Agnes Robertson [actress, 1833-1916] in Jeanie Dean  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
3 340
Laura Keene [actress, theater manager, ca. 1826-1873]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
3 341
Laura Keene  
Howell, New York (photographer)
ca. 1873
3 342
Laura Keene  
3 343
Clara Louise Kellogg [soprano, operatic impresario, 1842-1916]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
3 344
Fannie Kellogg [actress, d. 1889]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 345
Drawing of Fanny Kemble [actress, 1809-1893]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
3 346
Drawing of Fanny Kemble as Euphrasia in The Grecian Daughter  
A. Winch, Philadelphia (photographer)
3 347
Drawing of Charles Kemble [actor, 1775-1854] as Orestes in The Distresst Mother  
A. Winch, Philadelphia (photographer)
3 348
Drawing of John Philip Kemble [actor, 1757-1823] as Hamlet in Hamlet  
3 349
Drawing of John Philip Kemble as Richard III in Richard III  
3 350
Drawing of John Philip Kemble as Rolla in Pizarro  
3 351
C. Kingsland [actor, d. ca. 1917]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 352
Drawing of James Sheridan Knowles [actor, playwright, 1784-1862] in costume  
A. Winch, Philadelphia (photographer)

Performers: Lamb-MacreadyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 353
Edward Lamb [actor, 1829-1887]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 354-355
Jean (Davenport) Lander [actress, child star, 1829-1903] in costume  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
3 356
Jean (Davenport) Lander  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
3 357
Jean (Davenport) Lander as Mary Stuart  
R.F. Adams, St. Louis (photographer)
ca. 1870
3 358
Jean (Davenport) Lander as Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
3 359
J.W. Lanergan [actor, 1828-1886]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 360
Charles LeClercq [actor, 1823-1895]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
3 361
Carlotta LeClercq [actress] as Ophelia in Hamlet  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1870
3 362
Carlotta LeClercq in Duke's Motto  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1870
3 363
J.F. Leffingwell  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
3 364
William J. LeMoyne [actor, 1831-1905]  
Warren, Boston (photographer)
3 365
Walter S Lennox [comic actor, before 1850-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 366
Milnes Levick [actor, ca. 1825-1897]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
3 367
Catharine Lewis [actress, ca. 1854-1942] as Olivette in the musical, Olivette  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1881
3 368
James Lewis [comic actor, 1838-1896] as Captain De Boots in Our American Cousin  
Howell, New York (photographer)
ca. 1873
3 369
James Lewis in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
3 370
James Lewis in costume  
ca. 1882
3 371
Olive Logan [playwright, actress, 1839-1909]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1865
3 372
John McCullough [actor, 1832-1885]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
3 373
John McCullough  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
3 374
John McCullough as Virginius in Virginius  
3 375
John McCullough as Othello in Othello  
3 376
John McCullough as Iago in Othello  
James L. Warner (photographer)
3 377
John McCullough as Iago in Othello  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
3 378
John Edwin McDonough [actor, 1825-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 379
Thomas MacDonough [aka T. Berry] [actor, theater manager, business manager, 1835-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 380
F.F. Mackay [actor, 1832-1923] in The Two Orphans  
Mackay was the head of the National Dramatic Conservatory.
3 381
Robbie Mackie [child actor?]  
3 382
Drawing of William C. Macready [actor, 1793-1873] as Cardinal Wolsey in King Henry VIII  
3 383
Drawing of William C. Macready  
3 384
Drawing of William C. Macready as Brutus in Julius Caesar  
3 385
Drawing of William C. Macready as Hamlet in Hamlet  
3 386
Mrs. Kitty (Atkens) Macready [aka Catherine Frances, actress, before 1840-after 1870] as Shylock in Merchant of Venice  

Performers: Marlowe-ProvostReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
4 387
Owen Marlowe [actor, 1830-1876]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
4 388
Drawing of Mademoiselle Mars [aka Anne Francoise Hippolyte Bontet, actress, 1779-1847]  
4 389
Possibly James Martin [actor, b. 1825]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 390
Stephen Massett [singer, performer, d. 1898]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
4 391
Drawing of Charles James Mathews [actor, 1803-1878]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 392
Adah Isaacs Menken [actress, 1835-1868]  
4 393-394
Maggie Mitchell [actress, ca. 1832-1918] as Fanchon in Fanchon, the Cricket  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 395
Maggie Mitchell  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
Collage of 16 photos.
ca. 1865
4 396
Maggie Mitchell  
Warren's, Boston (photographer)
4 397-398
Helena (Opid) Modjeska [actress, 1840-1909] as Camille in Camille  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1878
4 399
Helena (Opid) Modjeska in costume  
1884
4 400
Helena (Opid) Modjeska in costume  
4 401
C. Mollenhauer  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 402
Henry James Montague [aka Henry James Mann, actor, 1844-1878]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
4 403
Fanny Morant [actress, 1821-1900]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
4 404
Fanny Morant  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 405
Frank Mordaunt [actor, 1841-after 1870] as Carlos in The Sea of Ice  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
ca. 1865
4 406
Drawing of Billy Morris [minstrel, 1832-after 1870]  
4 407
Clara Morris [actress, ca. 1848-1925]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1873
4 408
Clara Morris in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
4 409
F.E. Morris [actor?]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
4 410
John K. Mortimer [actor, 1830-1878]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 411
John K. Mortimer and Thomas J. Hind [actor, 1815] in Streets of New York  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
4 412
Drawing of James E. Murdoch [actor, ca. 1811-1893] as Hamlet in Hamlet  
4 413
Louisa Meyers [actress, singer, before 1850-after 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
4 414
John Andrew Jackson Neafie [actor, 1815-1892]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
4 415
Adelaide Neilson in costume [actress, 1848-1880]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
4 416-417
Adelaide Neilson as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1873
4 418
Adelaide Neilson  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
Oct. 1874
4 419
Adelaide Neilson in costume, probably as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1874
4 420
Adelaide Neilson as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
4 421
Eliza Newton [actress, ca. 1837-1882]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 422
Eliza Newton in costume  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
4 423
John Nickinson [theater manager, actor, 1801-1864]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
4 424
William Henry Norton [actor, ca. 1815-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 425
John E. Owens [comic actor, 1823-1886]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
4 426
John E. Owens as Paul Pry in Paul Pry  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1865
4 427
John E. Owens as Solon Shingle in The People's Lawyer  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
4 428
John E. Owens as Solon Shingle in a production of The People's Lawyer  
Rockwood, New York (photographer)
1864
4 429
Minnie Palmer [actress, singer, 1857-1936]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
4 430
Signor F. Palmo [opera house manager, ca. 1784-1869]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 431
John Parselle in costume [actor, 1820-1885]  
4 432
John Parselle in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
4 433
Charles Thomas Parsloe, Jr. [actor, 1836-1898]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 434
Charles Thomas Parsloe, Jr. in Ill Treated Ill Travatore  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 435
Tony Pastor [singer, theater manager, 1837-1908]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Tony Pastor was instrumental in "cleaning up" vaudeville.
1863
4 436
Howard Paul [actor, writer, 1835-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
4 437
Harry Pearson [actor, 1824-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 438
Agnes (DeBar) Perry [actress, 1810-after 1870]  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
4 439
Agnes Perry  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
4 440
Charles Peters [actor, b. England, April 15, 1825, died after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 441
Alice Placide [actress]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
4 442
Henry Placide [comic actor, 1799-1870]  
4 443
Henry Placide  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 444
Thomas Placide [actor, 1808-1877]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 445
Madame Ponisi [aka Elizabeth Hanson, actress, 1818-1899] as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth  
1863
4 446
Madame Ponisi  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
4 447
Madame Ponisi as Pompadour in Narcisse  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
Dec. 1863
4 448
Madame Ponisi in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1873
4 449
Josh Porter [actor, ca. 1820-ca. 1880]  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
ca. 1865
4 450
Drawing of Tyrone Power [actor, 1797-1841]  
4 451
Drawing of Tyrone Power as Murtock Delaney in The Irishman in London  
A. Winch, Philadelphia (photographer)
4 452
Fanny Prestige [actress, 1846-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 453
Lizzie Price [actress, 1842-after 1870]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
4 454
Mary Provost [actress, 1835-1914]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)

Performers: Quick-RinggoldReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
4 455
Drawing of John Quick [comic actor, 1748-1831] as Colonel Hubbub in Notoriety  
A. Winch, Philadelphia (photographer)
4 456
Drawing of Rachel [aka Elisa Felix, actress, 1820-1858]  
Duebochois & Klauser (photographer)
4 457
Rachel  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 458
Antoine Ravel  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Antoine Ravel was a member of a French family troupe of actors, dancers, acrobats, and pantomime artists that toured Europe and America in the early 19th century.
ca. 1865
4 459-460
Gabriel Ravel  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
Gabriel Ravel was a member of a French family troupe of actors, dancers, acrobats, and pantomime artists that toured Europe and America in the early 19th century.
4 461
Kate Reignolds [actress, 1836-1911]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
Nine views.
ca. 1863
4 462
William Reynolds [actor, ca. 1831-1863]  
4 463
Caroline (Reynolds) Richings [opera singer, 1827-1882] as Satanella in the opera Satanella  
1863
4 464
Caroline (Reynolds) Richings  
J.H. Bigelow, New York (photographer)
4 465
Peter Richings [aka Peter Puget, actor, opera company owner, d. 1871]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1862
4 466
George Rignold [actor, producer, ca. 1838-1917]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1875
4 467
George Rignold as King Henry V in Henry V  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1876
4 468
Benjamin T. Ringgold [actor, b. 1835]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
4 469
Benjamin T. Ringgold as Manuel in The Rose of Castile  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 470
Benjamin T. Ringgold as Sir Benjamin Backbite in The School for Scandal  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
Oct. 1874

Performers: Adelaide RistoriReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
4 471
Adelaide Ristori [actress, 1822-1906]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1866
4 472-473
Adelaide Ristori as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth, Queen of England  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1866
4 474-476
Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart in Mary Stuart  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
4 477
Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart in Mary Stuart  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 478-483
Adelaide Ristori as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
4 484
Adelaide Ristori as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
4 485
Adelaide Ristori  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)

Performers: Roberts-SusiniReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
4 486
James Booth Roberts [actor, b. 1818]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 487
Agnes Robertson [actress, 1833-after 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
4 488
Agnes Robertson as Bob Nettles in Parents and Guardians  
4 489
Fred Robinson [actor, 1832-1912]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
4 490
Stuart Robson [aka Henry Robson Stuart, comic actor, producer, 1836-1903]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1864
4 491
Stuart Robson as Jim Bags  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1864
4 492
Stuart Robson  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
4 493
Stuart Robson as Paul Pry in Paul Pry  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1864
4 494
Stuart Robson  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
4 495
Georgio Ronconi [opera singer, d. ca. 1875]  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
1866
4 496
Drawing of Quintus Roscius Gallus [Roman actor, ca. 126-62 B.C.]  
4 497
George Fawcett Rowe [playwright, actor, 1834-1889]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
4 498
Cecile Rush [actress, 1833-1897]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
4 499
Lucy Rushton [actress, theater manager, 1844-after 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1865
5 500
Tommaso Salvini [actor, 1829-1916]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
5 501
Madame Methua Scheller [actress, before 1840-after 1870]  
5 502
Madame Methua Scheller as Ophelia in Hamlet  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 503-504
Marie Seebach as Marguerite [actress, 1830-1897]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1870
5 505-506
John Sefton [actor, 1805-1868]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 507
Mrs. John Sefton [actress, ca. 1820-after 1870]  
5 508a
John Selwyn [aka John Josephs, actor, stage manager, 1836-1873]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
5 508b
Dan Setchell [actor, 1831-ca. 1866]  
1863
5 509
Mary Shaw [actress, 1854-1929]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 510
Livingston R. Shewel [actor, 1833-1873]  
1863
5 511-513
Mary F. Scott Siddons [actress, 1844-1896] as Rosalind in As You Like It  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1870
5 514
Mary F. Scott Siddons in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1873
5 515
Mary F. Scott Siddons in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
5 516
Mary F. Scott Siddons  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
5 517
Mary F. Scott Siddons in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
5 518
Drawing of Mrs. Sarah (Kemble) Siddons [actress, 1755-1831]  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
5 519
Drawing of Mrs. Sarah (Kemble) Siddons  
5 520
Mark Smith [actor, 1829-1874]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
5 521
Mark Smith  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 522
Sol Smith, Jr. [comic actor, 1801-1869]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 523
Edward Askew Sothern [aka Douglas Stewart, actor, 1830-1881] as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin  
Hand colored.
ca. 1860
5 524
Edward Askew Sothern as David Garrick in David Garrick  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
5 525
Edward Askew Sothern as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1872
5 526
Edward Askew Sothern as David Garrick in Garrick  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1873
5 527
Edward Askew Sothern as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
5 528
Sarah Stevens [actress, before 1840-1904]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 529
James H. Stoddart [actor, 1827-1907]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1872
5 530
James H. Stoddart  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 531
James H. Stoddart  
5 532
James H. Stoddart  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
5 533
Signor Susini [opera singer, ca. 1825-1883]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)

Performers: Taylor-VestvaliReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
5 534
Mr. Taylor  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
5 535
Emma E. Taylor [actress, 1838-1863]  
5 536
Edward N. Thayer [actor, 1798-1870]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
5 537
Mrs. Agnes Thayer [aka Agnes Diamond and Mrs. Palmer Fisher, actress, ca. 1800-1873]  
James Earle McClees, Philadelphia (photographer)
ca. 1865
5 538
Charlotte Thompson [actress, 1843-1898]  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
5 539
Charlotte Thompson as Fanchon in Fanchon, the Cricket  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
5 540
Charlotte Thompson as Evadne in Evadne  
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
5 541
Emily Thorne as Goddess of Liberty [actress, before 1845-1892]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1863
5 542
Emily Thorne in costume  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
5 543
Emily Thorne in costume  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
5 544
Edwin Frederick Thorne [actor, 1845-after 1870] as Fluellen in Henry V  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1876
5 545
General Tom Thumb [aka Charles S. Stratton], Lavinia Warren Stratton [aka Lavinia Warren Bump], Commodore Nutt [aka G.W.M. Nutt], Minnie Warren [aka Huldah Pierce Bump]  
E. & H.T. Anthony & Co, New York (photographer)
5 546
John Laurence Toole [actor, theater manager, 1830-1906] as Caleb Plummer in Cricket on the Hearth  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
5 547
John Laurence Toole in Uncle Dick's Darling  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
1874
5 548
John Laurence Toole  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
Aug. 1874
5 549
Drawing of Ellen Tree as Rose Redla[illeg.]  
A. Winch, Philadelphia (photographer)
5 550
George Vandenhoff [actor, 1820-1884]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 551
Drawing of John M. Vandenhoff [actor, 1790-1861] as Coriolanus in Coriolanus  
5 552
Nina Varian [actress, b. 1880]  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
5 553
Mrs. Jane Marchant (Fisher) Vernon [actress, 1796-1869] as Tabith Stork in Rosedale  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 554
Felicata Vestvali [opera singer, 1839-after 1870]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)

Performers: Wallack-YoungReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
5 555
James W. Wallack [actor, theater manager] with the son of Lester W. Wallack [James W. Wallack's son, 1794-1864]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1860
5 556
James W. Wallack  
J.H. Bigelow, New York (photographer)
5 557
James W. Wallack  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
5 558
Thomas Nast drawing of James W. Wallack  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
5 559
James William Wallack, Jr. [actor, 1818-1873]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 560
James William Wallack, Jr.  
J.H. Bigelow, New York (photographer)
5 561
Lester Wallack [actor, 1819-1888]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1863
5 562
Lester Wallack  
1873
5 563
Drawing of Lester Wallack  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
1873
5 564
Lester Wallack as Don Felix in The Wonder  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1876
5 565
Lester Wallack  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
5 566
Emma Waller [actress, 1820-1899]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
5 567
Genevieve Ward [aka Guerrabella, actress, 1833-after 1870]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 568
Genevieve Ward in Child of the Regiment  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 569
William Warren [comic actor, 1812-1888]  
Warren, Boston (photographer)
1873
5 570
William Warren  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 571
Mrs. Rosina (Shaw) Watkins [actress, 1829-1904]  
5 572
Mary Wells [actress, 1829-1878]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 573
Lucile Western [actress, 1843-1877]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 574
Lucile Western as Leah in Leah, the Forsaken  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 575
Charles Wheatleigh [actor, 1823-1895]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 576
William Wheatley [actor, theater manager, 1816-1876] in The Corsican Brothers  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
ca. 1864
5 577
William Wheatley and wife  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 577a
William Wheatley  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 578
Joseph E. Whiting [actor, before 1840-after 1870]  
Mathew Brady, New York (photographer)
5 579
Mrs. María (Pray) Williams [dancer, actress, 1828-after 1870]  
José María Mora, New York (photographer)
5 580
Barney Williams [aka Bernard Flaherty] and Maria (Pray) Williams [Barney Williams, actor, 1823-1876]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 581
Barney Williams and William J. Florence  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 582
Rosina (Shaw) Watkins, Thomas J. Hind [1815-after 1870], and Henry F. Daly in a scene from True to the Last  
Mathew Brady, New York (photographer)
5 583
Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood [actress, theater manager, 1836-after 1873]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 584
Drawing of Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood as The Invisible Prince  
ca. 1862
5 585
Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood  
Bogardu, New York (photographer)
1864
5 586
Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1872
5 587
Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood in costume  
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1873
5 588
Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood in Fair One  
5 589
Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood in costume  
5 590
J.S. Wright [actor?]  
Mathew Brady (photographer)
5 591
Alfred W. Young [actor, d. 1876]  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1864
5 592
Miss Young [actress, b. ca. 1830]  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
5 592a
Portrait of a man, possibly an actor  
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
This image came with other carte de visite of actors by C.D. Fredricks & Co. and is presumed to be an actor.

Performers: Composite PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
5 593
"J. Gurney & Son: Theatrical Portrait Gallery No. 1"  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
ca. 1865
5 594
"Popular Actors No. 1"  
Ashford Brothers & Co, London (photographer)
5 595
"Popular Actresses, No. 1"  
Ashford Brothers & Co, London (photographer)
5 596
"Celebrated Actresses of the American Stage No.[illeg.]"  
E. & H.T. Anthony, New York (photographer)
5 597
"No. 1 Theatrical"  
E. Fay, New York (photographer)
ca. 1873
5 598
"C.D. Fredricks & Co. Theatrical Portrait Gallery No. 2"  
5 599
"Olympic Theatre Company"  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
5 600
Collage of drawings of actors and actresses in Shakespearean roles, with drawing of William Shakespeare in center  
Meade Brothers, New York (photographer)
5 601
"Musical & Vocal Celebrities (No. 1)"  
Ashford Brothers & Co, London (photographer)
5 602
"Operatic Prima Donnas (No. 1)"  
Ashford Brothers & Co, London (photographer)
5 603
"Operatic Souvenir"  
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
5 604
"Popular Operatic Composers of the Day"  
Ashford Brothers & Co, London (photographer)
5 605
"The Lecture Platform"