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

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

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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 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
1 6
 Edwin Adams, John Drew, and Frank Drew
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1 7 1864
1 8
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
1 15
1 16 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 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 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 1863
1 43 1863
1 44
 Kate Bateman as Leah in Leah, the Forsaken
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
1 45
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
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
1 54
 George Belmore
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
Two copies.
1875
1 55
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
1 78 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
2 166 1864
2 167
2 168
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

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 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
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 1866
2 203
 Kate Denin [comic actress, 1837-1907]
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 204 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
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
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 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 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
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 1861
2 250
2 251
 Drawing of Edwin Forrest in Spartacus
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
2 252
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 1862
3 257-258
 Mary Gannon
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 259
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
3 267
 John Gilbert
Mathew Brady, New York (photographer)
3 268 1863
3 269
 Mrs. Anne (Hartley) Gilbert [actress, 1821-1904]
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
3 270
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
3 348
3 349
3 350
3 351
 C. Kingsland [actor, d. ca. 1917]
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
3 352

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 1881
3 368 ca. 1873
3 369
 James Lewis in costume
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
3 370 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
3 375
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
3 380
 F.F. Mackay [actor, 1832-1923] in The Two Orphans
Mackay was the head of the National Dramatic Conservatory.
3 381
3 382
3 383
3 384
3 385
3 386

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
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
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 1884
4 400
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
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
4 412
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 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
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
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 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
4 451
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
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
4 463 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 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
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
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
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
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
5 508a
 John Selwyn [aka John Josephs, actor, stage manager, 1836-1873]
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1864
5 508b 1863
5 509
 Mary Shaw [actress, 1854-1929]
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 510 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
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 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
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
5 536
 Edward N. Thayer [actor, 1798-1870]
Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1863
5 537 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 1876
5 545
5 546 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
5 552
 Nina Varian [actress, b. 1880]
Napoleon Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
5 553 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 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 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
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
5 581
 Barney Williams and William J. Florence
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
5 582
5 583
 Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood [actress, theater manager, 1836-after 1873]
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1863
5 584 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
5 589
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
5 599
 "Olympic Theatre Company"
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
5 600
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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Actors--United States--Photographs
  • Comedians--United States--Photographs
  • Costumes--United States--Photographs
  • Costume--United States--Photographs
  • Dramatists--19th century--Photographs
  • Theater--United States--History--19th century
  • Theatrical managers--United States--Photographs
  • Women in the theater--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893--Photographs
  • Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852--Photographs
  • Family Names :
  • Booth family
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Cartes de visite
  • Photographs
  • Portrait photographs
  • Publicity photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 (photographer)
    • Germon, W. L (photographer)
    • Mora, José María, b. 1849 (photographer)
    • Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896 (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Charles D. Fredricks & Co (photographer)
    • Jeremiah Gurney & Son (photographer)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)