19th century actors and entertainers photograph cabinet card collection, approximately 1858-1910  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
19th century actors and entertainers photograph cabinet card collection
Dates
approximately 1858-1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
591 photographic prints (3 boxes) ; 5 x 7 in.
Collection Number
PH0059
Summary
Cabinet card photographs of stage actors and actresses, and entertainers of the late 19th century
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


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The cabinet card gained popularity in the mid-1860s, following the end of the Civil War. Similar to a carte de visite, which was 2 ½ by 4 inches and mounted on card stock, a cabinet card typically measured 4 by 6 inches, and was easy to see from across a room. Cabinet cards were commonly displayed on a side table or in a cabinet. They were used mainly for portraiture, and became popular for personal portraits as well as mass produced portraits of notable people. Cabinet cards of famous actors, actresses and entertainers were sold and collected in much the same way that posters are today. Many cabinet cards prominently featured the name of the photographer and other advertising information, usually on the back of the card. Cabinet cards reached the peak of popularity in the 1870s and 1880s, although they continued to be made into the early 1900s. Cabinet cards fell out of favor in part due to the public's desire for candid photographs that could be put in a scrapbook or enlarged and framed. The introduction of the Kodak Brownie camera, which entered the market in February, 1900, and sold for $1, also aided in the decline of the cabinet card.

American theaters remained greatly influenced by London theater into the 20th century, with the plays of Shakespeare remaining quite popular and the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan gaining recognition. Actors such as Mary Anderson, W.H. Kendal and Weedon Grossmith rose to fame in the late 18th century in large part because of their roles in Gilbert and Sullivan plays. American playwrights also gained influence during this period of time. Playwrights such as Tom Taylor, who wrote Our American Cousin , and Henry Dixey, who wrote and starred in Adonis in the late 19th century, attracted large crowds.

Actors continued to gain fame independently. Edwin Booth, who was one of the most respected Shakespearean actors of his time, and Helena Modjeska, a well-respected Shakespearean and dramatic actress, were not associated with any single theater company. However, American theater companies also rose to prominence. Many actors became well known because of their association with a specific theater company, such as those in New York run by Laura Keene or Augustin Daly. These companies, aside from providing support, also allowed actors to tour the United States and Europe, thus aiding in the rise to fame.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains cabinet card studio portraits of actors and actresses who performed on the American and British stage in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as several entertainers who were prominent in the early days of vaudeville. It includes many potraits of famous actors Edwin Booth and Joseph Jefferson as well as famous actress Helena Modjeska. Many of the cabinet cards were made by the well known New York photographer Napoleon Sarony.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Actors: Adams-Agnes BoothReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 1 February 5, 1894
1 2
Miss Viola Allen as Rosamond in Sowing the Wind, produced for the first time in America at the Empire Theatre N.Y
Sarony, New York (photographer)
January 2, 1894
1 3
 Miss Viola Allen as Perdita in A Winter's Tale
Otto Sarony, New York (photographer)
January 7, 1905
1 4
Miss Viola Allen as Hermione in The Winter's Tale
Sarony, New York (photographer)
January 7, 1905
1 5
 Miss Viola Allen
Ritzmann, New York (photographer)
circa 1905
Mary Anderson
Box item
1 6
Mary Anderson
circa 1880
1 7
 Mary Anderson as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet
W.&D. Downey, London (photographer)
circa 1880
1 8
Mary Anderson as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet
Mason, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
1 9
 Mary Anderson as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet
Mason, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1880
1 10
Mary Anderson as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet
circa 1880
1 11 circa 1880
1 12
Mary Anderson as Parthenia in Ingomar
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
1 13 1883
1 14
Mary Anderson
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1883
1 15
 Mary Anderson
W.&D. Downey, London (photographer)
1884
1 16
Mary Anderson as Ophelia in Hamlet
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1884
1 17 circa 1884
1 18
Mary Anderson as Perdita in A Winter's Tale
The VanderWeyde Licht, London (photographer)
circa 1887
Box item
1 19
 Josephine Baker as Moya in The Shaughraun
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1876
1 20
 Ludwig Barnay
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1882
Lawrence Barrett
Box item
1 21-24
 Lawrence Barrett as Cassius in Julius Caesar
Mora, New York (photographer)
January 1876
1 25
 Lawrence Barrett
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1877
1 26
Lawrence Barrett
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
1 27
Lawrence Barrett
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1891
Box item
1 28
 Wilson Barrett as Hamlet in Hamlet
W. & D. Downey, London (photographer)
1884
1 29
 Charles Barron
Balch, Boston (photographer)
1873
1 30-31 1890
1 32
Mrs. Georgie Drew Barrymore
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
1 33
 Maurice Barrymore
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1886
1 34
 Kate Bateman as Mary Warner in Mary Warner
Gurney, New York (photographer)
1869
1 35-36
 George Becks as Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal
Henry Rocher, Chicago (photographer)
1875
1 37-38
 George Becks as Will Regard
Talma, Melbourne, Australia (photographer)
August 1900
1 39
George Becks
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1900
1 40
 Digby Bell and DeWolf Hopper
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1887
1 41
 Kyrle Bellew
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1875
Sarah Bernhardt
Box item
1 42
Sarah Bernhardt
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1880
1 43
Sarah Bernhardt
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1881
1 44-46
Sarah Bernhardt
circa 1882
1 47
 Sarah Bernhardt
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1892
Box item
1 48
 Stella Boniface
Warren's, Boston (photographer)
circa 1903
Agnes Booth
Box item
1 49
Agnes Booth as Belinda in Engaged, Act 1
A. Bogardus & Co, New York (photographer)
1879
1 50
 Agnes Booth as Belinda in Engaged, Act 3
A. Bocardus & Co, New York (photographer)
1879
1 51
 Agnes Booth
Anderson, New York (photographer)
circa 1883
1 52
Agnes Booth
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
1 53-54
 Agnes Booth as Aunt Jack in Aunt Jack
Falk, New York (photographer)
1890

Actor: Edwin BoothReturn to Top

Edwin Booth, 1833-1893, was a famous American actor from a family of actors. One of his brothers was John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in 1865 .

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 55
 Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet
VanderWeyde Licht, London (photographer)
circa 1860
1 56
Edwin Booth
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1860
1 57-61
 Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1865
1 62
 Edwin Booth
Gurney, New York (photographer)
circa 1869
1 63
Edwin Booth
Rockwood, New York (photographer)
1874
1 64
Edwin Booth as Pescara in The Apostate
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
1 65
 Edwin Booth as Iago in Othello
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
1 66
Edwin Booth as Richelieu in Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy
Gurney, New York (photographer)
circa 1881
1 67-70 circa 1881
1 71
Edwin Booth
VanderWeyde Licht, London (photographer)
circa 1883
1 72
Edwin Booth
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1883
1 73
Edwin Booth
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
1 74
 Edwin Booth
B.J. Falk, New York (photographer)
1889

Actors: Boucicault-CushmanReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 75-76
 Dion Boucicault as Conn in The Shaughraun
Mora, New York (photographer)
1875
1 77
Dion Boucicault
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
1 78
 Mrs. Dion Boucicault (Agnes Robertson)
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1874
1 79
 Maude Branscombe
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
1 80
 Dan Bryant
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1865
1 81
Dan Bryant
Howell, New York (photographer)
1874
1 82
 Jane Burke
Gurney, New York (photographer)
prior to 1875
1 83
 Madame Cammes, Pianist
Warren's, Boston (photographer)
circa 1870
1 84
 Emma Calve as Carmen in Carmen
Reutlinger, Paris (photographer)
circa 1894
1 85
Emma Calve
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1894
1 86
Emma Calve
Campbell, New York (photographer)
circa 1894
1 87
 Carmencita
Falk, New York (photographer)
1890
1 88 circa 1880
1 89
Georgia Cayvan
C.F. Conly, Boston (photographer)
circa 1888
1 90
Georgia Cayvan
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
1 91
 Georgia Cayvan
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
1 92
Mrs. F.S. Chanfrau
1873
1 93-94
 Mrs. F. S. Chanfrau
Anderson, New York (photographer)
circa 1883
1 95
 F. S. Chanfrau
Warren's, Boston (photographer)
circa 1879
1 96
 Kitty Cheatham
Alfred F. Campbell, Elizabeth, NJ (photographer)
circa 1904
1 97-99
 Miss Annie Clarke
Balch, Boston (photographer)
circa 1885
1 100
Kate Claxton inThe Two Orphans
Gentile, Chicago (photographer)
1876
1 101
 Kate Claxton
Mason, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1876
1 102
 Jenny Cleaft
Marton, Bloomington, IL (photographer)
undated
Rose Coghlan
Box item
1 103
Rose Coghlan as Rosalind in As You Like It
Mora, New York (photographer)
1880
1 104
Rose Coghlan as Rosalind in As You Like It
Richard A. John (photographer)
1880
1 105
Rose Coghlan
circa 1880
1 106-107
 Rose Coghlan
Chandler + Scheetz, Philadelphia (photographer)
1888
1 108
Rose Coghlan
Houseworth's Celebrities, San Francisco (photographer)
circa 1888
1 109
 Rose Coghlan
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
1 110
 Rose Coghlan as Jocelyn
Chandler + Scheetz, Philadelphia (photographer)
1889
Box item
1 111 March 1907
1 112
 Mrs. F.B. Conway
Gurney, New York (photographer)
circa 1864
1 113
 C.W. Couldock
J.F. Ryder, Cleveland (photographer)
November 25, 1882
1 114
 Sidney Cowell as Maggie in Engaged, Act 1
A. Bogardus & Co, New York (photographer)
1879
1 115 1890
1 116
William H. Crane
Campbell, New York & London (photographer)
circa 1895
Charlotte Cushman
Box item
1 117-118
Charlotte Cushman
circa 1860
1 119
 Charlotte Cushman
Warren's, Boston (photographer)
circa 1865
1 120-127
Charlotte Cushman as Meg Merrilies in Guy Mannering or The Astrolager
Brady, New York (photographer)
1887

Actors: Daly-FechterReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 128
 Lizzie Derons Daly
Alfred J. Campbell, Elizabeth, NJ (photographer)
undated
1 129
E.L. Davenport as Sir Giles Overreach inA New Way to Pay Old Debts
Suppards & Fennemore, Philadelphia (photographer)
1873
1 130-134 January 1876
Fanny Davenport
Box item
1 135
Fanny Davenport at Daly's Theatre
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1869
1 136
 Fanny Davenport
Tomlinson, Detroit (photographer)
circa 1870
1 137
 Fanny Davenport as Mabel Renfrew in Pique
Sarony, New York (photographer)
January 1876
1 138
Fanny Davenport as Princess Fedora Romazov inFedora
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
1 139
Fanny Davenport
Houseworth's Celebrities, San Francisco (photographer)
circa 1883
1 140
Fanny Davenport
circa 1887
1 141 Spring 1888
Box item
1 142 October 1874
1 143-144 January 1876
Henry E. Dixey
Box item
1 145 May 1879
1 146
Henry E. Dixey
Chas. L. Ritzmann, New York (photographer)
1884
1 147-148
 Henry E. Dixey as Adonis Marble in Adonis
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884
1 149
Henry E. Dixey as Adonis Marble in Adonis, Act II
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884
1 150-152
 Henry E. Dixey as Adonis Marble in Adonis, Act II
Gehrig, Chicago (photographer)
1884
1 153-154 1884
1 155
Henry E. Dixey playing Henry Irving inAdonis
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884
1 156-157
 Henry E. Dixey as Adonis Marble in Adonis
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1885
1 158-159
Henry E. Dixey playing Henry Irving inAdonis
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1885
1 160-162
 Henry E. Dixey in The Seven Ages
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1889
Box item
1 163
 Virginia Dreher
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
1 164
 John Drew as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew
Sarony, New York (photographer)
March 1887
1 165
John Drew
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1887
1 166-167
John Drew as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sarony, New York (photographer)
February 1888
1 168
 John Drew and Ada Rehan
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
1 169
 John Drew, J.B. Polk and Ada Rehan in Nancy & Co.
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1889
1 170
Mrs. John Drew as Mrs. Malaprop in The Rivals
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1881
1 171
 Mrs. John Drew as Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals
Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1884
1 172
 Ada Dyas
Ross (photographer)
circa 1872
1 173
 Agnes Ethel
Sarony, New York (photographer)
prior to 1880
1 174
Rose Eytinge
Mason, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1878
1 175
 Rose Eytinge
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1878
1 176
Charles Fechter
Mason, New York (photographer)
circa 1868
1 177-178 circa 1870

Actors: Fisher-GrossmithReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 179
Charles Fisher as Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal
Sarony, New York (photographer)
October 1874
1 180
 Charles Fisher as Matthew Standish in Pique
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
1 181
 Katherine Florence as Lord Willie in The Amazons
Sarony, New York (photographer)
On verso: First time in America at the Lyceum Theatre, New York.
February 19, 1894
1 182
Katherine Florence
Newsboy, New York (photographer)
circa 1894
1 183
 W.J. Florence as Bardwell Slote in The Mighty Dollar
J. O'Neil, New York (photographer)
1875
1 184
W. J. Florence as Bardwell Slote in The Mighty Dollar
Frey, Philadelphia (photographer)
1875
1 185 circa 1910
Edwin Forrest
Box item
1 186
Edwin Forrest as Claude Melnotte in The Lady of Lyons
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1860
1 187-188
 Edwin Forrest as Coriolanus in Coriolanus
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1862
1 189
Edwin Forrest as Hamlet in Hamlet
circa 1862
1 190
 Edwin Forrest as William Tell in William Tell
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1862
1 191
Edwin Forrest as Claude Melnotte in The Lady of Lyons
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1862
1 192
Edwin Forrest as Virginius in Virginius
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1862
1 193
 Edwin Forrest as Spartacus in The Gladiator
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1862
Box item
1 194-197
 Della Fox
Gallup, New York (photographer)
circa 1886
1 198
 Della Fox
Gallup, New York (photographer)
circa 1887
1 199
 Della Fox and DeWolf Hopper
Charles Ritzmann, New York (photographer)
circa 1892
1 200 circa 1909
1 201 circa 1880
1 202
Mrs. G.H. Gilbert as Mrs. Macfarlane in Engaged
A. Bocardus & Co, New York (photographer)
1879
1 203
Mrs. G.H. Gilbert in Seven-Twenty-Eightat Daly's Theater
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
1 204 1887
1 205-206
 Mrs. G. H. Gilbert
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
1 207
Mrs. G.H. Gilbert as Mrs. Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
John Gilbert
Box item
1 208
John Gilbert as Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal
Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
1 209-210
 John Gilbert as Sir Anthony Absolute inThe Rivals
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1873
1 211
John Gilbert as Sir Anthony Absolute inThe Rivals
Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
1 212
John Gilbert as Mr. Dornton in The Road to Ruin
Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
1 213
 John Gilbert as Ingot in David Gamick
Mora, New York (photographer)
1873
1 214-215
John Gilbert as Sir Solomon Frazier K.O.B. inThe Overland Route
Mora, New York (photographer)
1875
1 216
John Gilbert
Pach, New York
1880
1 217
John Gilbert
Mora, New York (photographer)
1885
1 218-219 1888
1 220-221
 John Gilbert as Sir Anthony Absolute inThe Rivals
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
1 222-224
John Gilbert as Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
Box item
1 225-226
 William Gillette
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
1 227
William Gillette
Schloss, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
1 228
 William Gillette
London Stereoscopic Co, London (photographer)
circa 1890
1 229
 Weedon Grossmith in A Pantomime Rehearsal
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
1 230
Weedon Grossmith
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1890

Actors: Hanbury-JansenReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 231
 Lily Hanbury
Sarony, New York (photographer)
Photograph is autographed.
circa 1894
2 232
 Mimi Hank
Sarony, New York (photographer)
undated
2 233
 Alice Harrison as a Ro-Woman in Photos
Houseworth's Celebrities, San Francisco (Photographer)
circa 1882
2 234
Maude Haslam and William Gillette
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1894
2 235
 Bijou Heron
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1879
2 236
Bijou Heron
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1883
2 237
 Madye Heudel
Sarony, New York (photographer)
Photograph is autographed.
undated
2 238
 Barton Hill
Cooper, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1885
2 239
E.M. Holland inAunt Jackat the Madison Square Theater
Morrison, Chicago (photographer)
1889
2 240
 E.M. Holland
Morrison, Chicago (photographer)
circa 1892
2 241
 George Howard as Bumin Turke in Adonis
Sarony, New York (photographer)
On verso: Howard played Bumin Turke as a burlesque imitation of G. W. Gouldock as Dunstan Kirke in the playHazel Kirke
circa 1884
2 242
Mr. George Howard
Gehrig, Chicago (photographer)
1885
2 243
John Howson as Zipat
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1882
Henry Irving
Box item
2 244-246
Henry Irving
circa 1880
2 247-248
 Henry Irving
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
2 249
Henry Irving
circa 1883
2 250
 Henry Irving
Barraud, London (photographer)
Photograph is autographed.On verso: Honey-Bee, B, With Much Love from Old Aunt Nell.
circa 1883
2 251
Henry Irving as Hamlet in Hamlet
circa 1887
Box item
2 252
 Isabella Irving
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
2 253
 Miss Irwin and Mrs. Gilbert in A Night Off
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1885
2 254 October 1874
2 255
Fanny Janauschek
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
2 256 circa 1883
2 257 1889
2 258
Marie Jansen inThe Oolah
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
2 258a
Marie Jansen inThe Lion Tamer
Falk, New York (photographer)
1892

Actor: Joseph JeffersonReturn to Top

Joseph Jefferson, 1829-1905, was one of the most famous American comic actors. He gained fame inOur American Cousin, but is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Rip Van Winkle.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 259-268
 Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1869
2 269
 Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle
Mason, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1869
2 270
Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle
Sarony, New York (photographer)
November 1874
2 271-272
Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle
Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia (Photographer)
circa 1880
2 273-274
Joseph Jefferson
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1880
2 275
Joseph Jefferson as Bob Acres, The Rivals, Act 5
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1881
2 276-278
 Joseph Jefferson as Caleb Plummer in The Cricket on the Hearth
Rocher & Beebe, Chicago (photographer)
1883
2 279 1889
2 280
 Joseph Jefferson as Bob Acres in The Rivals
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1889
2 281-282
Joseph Jefferson
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
2 283
Joseph Jefferson as Salem Scudder in The Octoroon
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
2 284 1889
2 285
Joseph Jefferson and Grand Child
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1889
2 286-289
Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle
Falk, New York (Photographer)
1894
2 290
Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle
1894
2 291 1894
2 292-294
Joseph Jefferson and Blanche Bender in Rip Van Winkle
Falk, New York (photographer)
1894
2 295
Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle and Virginia Buchannan as Gretchen inRip Van Winkle
Falk, New York (Photographer)
1894
2 296
Joseph Jefferson as Caleb Plummer in The Cricket on the Hearth
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1894
2 297
 Joseph Jefferson and Grand Child
Falk, New York (photographer)
1894

Actors: Kavenaugh-MitchellReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 298
 Lyla Kavenaugh
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1874
2 299
 Thomas Keene inRichard III
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
2 300
Clara Louise Kellogg
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1865
2 301 undated
2 302
 Mrs. Kendal as Rosalind in As You Like It
Elliot & Fry, London (photographer)
1875
2 303
Mrs. Kendal
Fox, New York (Photographer)
1889
2 304
Mrs. Kendal
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1890
2 305
W. H. Kendal as Orlando in As You Like It
Elliot & Fry, London (photographer)
1875
2 306
 W.H. Kendal
Sarony, New York (Photographer)
Photograph is autographed
circa 1880
2 307-308 January 1877
2 309-313 prior to 1882
2 314
Mrs. Lillie Langtry
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1882
2 315
Mrs. Lillie Langtry
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1884
2 316
Mrs. Lillie Langtry
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1889
2 317
 Mrs. Lillie Langtry as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
2 318
 Miss Carlotta Leclircque as Ophelia in Hamlet
Sarony & Co, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
2 319
 W.J. Le Moyne as Jesse Rural in Old Heads and Young Hearts
Sarony, New York (Photographer)
On verso: "Given to me by George Becks, June 1891."
June 1891
2 320
W. Booth Leggett
Sarony, New York (photographer)
unknown
2 321
 Catharine Lewis as Olivette in Olivette
Mora, New York (photographer)
1881
James Lewis
Box item
2 322-323
James Lewis
Coopers, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1884
2 324
 James Lewis, Charles Leclercq, Charles Fisher
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1885
2 325
James Lewis inTwelfth Night
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1885
2 326
Possibly James Lewis and Ada Rehan
circa 1885
2 327
James Lewis as Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sarony, New York (Photographer)
February 1888
2 328
 James Lewis
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
2 329 1890
Box item
2 330
Jeffreys Lewis and Emily Rigl in The Exiles
1878
2 331
Jefferys Lewis
Sarony, New York (Photographer)
circa 1880
2 332
 Jeffreys Lewis
Anderson, New York
On the front of the photograph, her name is spelled "Jeffries" instead of "Jeffreys," a mistake made by the photographer.
circa 1880
2 333
Walter Lewis as Dick in The Soudan
Tennant, Haverhill, Mass. (photographer)
1893
2 334 1884
2 335
Alice Dunning Lingard
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1875
2 336
 Alice Dunning Lingard
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
2 337
 Lotta Linthicum as Dacia in The Sign of the Cross
W. & D. Downey, London (photographer)
circa 1896
2 338
Lottie Lodge as Kate Clayton in Sea of Ice
Copelin Studio, Chicago (Photographer)
1890
2 339-340
Cissie Loftus
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1894
2 341 circa 1899
2 342-343
 F.F. Mackey as Pierre Frochard in Two Orphans
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
2 344
 Lizzie Macnichol as Flora MacDonald in Rob Roy
Falk, New York (photographer)
Note on verso indicates the play was performed at the Herald Square Theater during the 1894-95 Season.
1894-1895
2 345
 Marion Manola inFriend Fritz
Aime Dupont, New York (photographer)
circa 1892
2 346
Richard Mansfield
Falk, New York (Photographer)
circa 1887
2 347
Robert B. Mantell
Baker Art Gallery, Columbus, O.H. (photographer)
circa 1904
2 348
 Robert B. Mantell as Cardinal Richelieu inRichelieu; Or the Conspiracy
Baker Art Gallery, Columbus, O.H. (photographer)
1904
2 349
Julia Marlowe as Viola in Twelfth Night
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
2 350
 Julia Marlowe
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
2 351
Julia Marlowe as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1892
2 352
 Sadie Martinot
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1884
2 353
 Fannie T. Masin
Sarony, New York (photographer)
undated
2 354
 Frank Mayo as Davy Crockett in Davy Crockett
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1878
2 355
Henry Miller
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1893
2 356
 Maggie Mitchell
Anderson, New York (photographer)
prior to 1884

Actor: Helena ModjeskaReturn to Top

Helena Modjeska, 1840-1909, was a Polish actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles. She emigrated to the United States in 1876.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 357-358
Helena Modjeska
Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1876
2 359
 Helena Modjeska
W. & D. Downey, London (photographer)
circa 1876
2 360
Helena Modjeska as Adrienne Lecouvreur inAdrienne Lecouvreur
L. Levin & Son, San Francisco (photographer)
circa 1877
2 361
Helena Modjeska as Adrienne Lecouvreur inAdrienne Lecouvreur
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1877
2 362
 Helena Modjeska
Wm. Bruns, New York (photographer)
1878
2 363
Helena Modjeska
Sarony, New York (photographer)
October 1878
2 364-367
 Helena Modjeska
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1878
2 368
Helena Modjeska
Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1880
2 369-372
 Helena Modjeska as Viola in Twelfth Night
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1882
2 373-375
Helena Modjeska
W. & D. Downey, London (photographer)
circa 1882
2 376
Helena Modjeska
Ritz, Boston (Photographer)
On verso: "Sent to me from California, by Buck, Feb. 1889. I do not know when it was made."
circa 1882
2 377-378
Helena Modjeska as Rosaslind in As You Like It, Act 1.
Mora, New York (photographer)
1883
2 379-381
 Helena Modjeska as Rosalind in As You Like It
Mora, New York (photographer)
1883
2 382
Helena Modjeska as Rosalind in As You Like It
circa 1883
2 383
Helena Modjeska as Rosalind in As You Like It
Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1883
2 384
 Helena Modjeska inNadjezda
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
2 385-386
 Helena Modjeska
Sarony, New York (Photographer)
1883
2 387-388
Helena Modjeska
Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1883
2 389
Helena Modjeska as Nadjezda in Nadjezda
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884
2 390
 Helena Modjeska as Nadjezda in Nadjezda
Mora, New York (photographer)
1884
2 391
Helena Modjeska
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1884
2 392-394
 Helena Modjeska as Marie de Verneuil, inThe Choauns
Sarony, New York (photographer)
November 1886
2 395
Helena Modjeska as Mary Stuart in Mary Stuart
Gilbert & Bacon, Philadelphia (photographer)
1886
2 396-397
Helena Modjeska
Vanderweyde Light, London (photographer)
1886
2 398
Helena Modjeska
Coopers, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1886
2 399
 Helena Modjeska
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1887
2 400
Possibly Helena Modjeska
W. & D. Downey, London (photographer)
circa 1888
2 401
 Helena Modjeska
Coopers, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1888
2 402-404
Helena Modjeska
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1889
2 405-406
 Helena Modjeska as Portia in Merchant of Venice
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
2 407
Helena Modjeska as Ophelia in Hamlet, Act 3rd
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
2 408-410
 Helena Modjeska as Ophelia in Hamlet
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1889
2 411-414
Helena Modjeska
Boning & Small, London (photographer)
circa 1890
2 415
 Helena Modjeska
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
2 416
Helena Modjeska
Elliot & Fry, London (photographer)
circa 1890
2 417
Helena Modjeska
circa 1890
2 418
Helena Modjeska
circa 1890
2 419
Possibly Helena Modjeska
Ritz, Boston (photographer)
circa 1890
2 420
Possibly Helena Modjeska
circa 1890

Actors: Montague-PixleyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 421
 H. J. Montague as Capt. Molineux, in The Shaughraun
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
2 422
Laura Moore
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1889
2 423
 Laura Moore inThe Oolah
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1889
2 424 1875
2 425
Frank Mordaunt
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
2 426
 Edward More inMy Uncle's Will
Vail Brothers, Poughkeepsie, New York. (photographer)
circa 1890
2 427
Edward More and Jas. W. Reynolds
Vail Brothers, Poughkeepsie, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
2 428
 Clara Morris
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
2 429
Clara Morris
circa 1875
2 430
Clara Morris
Mason, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
2 431
 Isabel Morris
Boyd and Braas, Seattle (photographer)
On verso: With Isabel Morris' good wishes - Seattle, 21 Feb 1892.
1892
2 432-435
Ida Mulle as Cupid in Orpheus and Eurydice
Falk, New York (photographer)
1883
2 436 1883
2 437
Adelaide Neilson
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
2 438 1874
2 439
Adelaide Neilson as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1875
2 440
Miss Adelaide Neilson as Cymbeline in Cymbeline
circa 1877
2 441
 Chauncey Olcott and Garret O'Magh
Sarony, New York (photographer)
Photograph is signed: "Yours in Irish, Chauncey Olcott."
August 1901
2 442-443
 William F. Owen as Falstaff in King Henry IV
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1896
2 444
Minnie Palmer
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1875
2 445
 Minnie Palmer as Minnie Symperson, Marie Chester as Parker inEngaged
A. Bogardus, Sherman & McHugh, New York (photographer)
1879
2 446
Adelina Patti
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
2 447
 Annie Pixley as Flora Feathersone in 22 Second Floor
Kuebler, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1890

Actors: Rehan-SummervilleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Ada Rehan
Box item
3 448
Ada Rehan
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 449-450
Ada Rehan inSeven-Twenty-Eight
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
3 451 1883
3 452
Ada Rehan as Peggy in The Country Girl
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884
3 453-455
 Ada Rehan inRed Letter Nights
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884
3 456 1884
3 457 1884
3 458
Ada Rehan as Sylvia in The Recruiting Officer
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1885
3 459-461
Ada Rehan as Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1887
3 462 1887
3 463
Ada Rehan
Hans, San Francisco (photographer)
circa 1887
3 464
 Ada Rehan as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sarony, New York (photographer)
February 1888
3 465-466
 Ada Rehan
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
3 467
Ada Rehan as Pinot
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1891
Box item
3 468
 Thomas G. Riggs
A. Bogardus & Co, New York (photographer)
1879
3 469
 George Rignold as King Henry V in Henry V
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 470
B. T. Ringold as Sir Benjamin Backbite inThe School for Scandal
Sarony, New York (photographer)
October 1874
3 471
Adelaide Ristori as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth, Queen of England
J. Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
1865
3 472
Adelaide Ristori as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette
J. Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
circa 1883
3 473-474 circa 1883
3 475
Adelaide Ristori as Elizabeth in Elizabeth, Queen of England
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1885
3 476
Annie Robe
Anderson, New York (photographer)
1885
3 477
Annie Robe
Mora, New York (photographer)
1885
3 478
 Annie Robe
Moreno & Lopez, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
3 479
 Rossow's Midgets in vaudette
Feinberg, New York (photographer)
Rossow's Midgets was a vaudeville boxing act that pitted German brothers Franz and Carl Actermeier against each other. The brothers, both midgets, were managed by Herman Rossow.
February 1910
3 480
Mrs. Ronsby as Elizabeth in T'wixt Axe and Crown
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1875
3 481
Possibly Mrs. Ronsby
circa 1875
3 482
Annie Russell
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1899
3 483
Lillian Russell
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1887
3 484
 Lillian Russell
Falk, New York (photographer)
1889
3 485
Lillian Russell
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
3 486 February 1888
3 487
 J. R. Ryley as Bunthorne in Patience
Marc Gambier, New York (photographer)
1881
3 488
Tommaso Salvini
W. & D. Downey, London (photographer)
circa 1880
3 489
Tommaso Salvini
Anderson, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 490
 Eugen Sandow
B.J. Falk, New York (photographer)
Sandow is known as the "Father of Bodybuilding." He made his first appearance on the London stage in 1889, coming to the United States for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He quickly became one of the first stars nurtured by manager Florenz Ziegfeld.
1894
3 491
 Thomas Q. Seabrooke
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1894
3 492
 Marie Seebach as Marguerite in Camille
Gururn, New York (photographer)
1870
3 493-494
 Mrs. Scott Siddons
Gururn, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
3 495-496
Mrs. Scott Siddons as Viola in Twelfth Night
Gurney & Son, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
3 497
Mary F. Siddons (Mrs. Scott Siddons)
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 498
Mark Smith
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
3 499 1873
3 500 circa 1858
3 501
E. A. Sothern
circa 1879
3 502
 Alma S. Stanley as one of the maidens inPatience
M. Gambier, New York (photographer)
1881
3 503
Mabel Stephenson
Falk, New York (photographer)
1892
3 504
J. H. Stoddard
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1887
3 505
J. H. Stoddard
Morrison, Chicago (photographer)
circa 1890
3 506
 J. H. Stoddard
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
3 507
 Amelia Summerville as Rosetta in Adonis
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884

Actors: Tabor-WoodReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 508
 Lulu Tabor
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1896
3 509
 James Taylor
F. S. Keeter, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1863
3 510
 Mamie Taylor
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1895
3 511
Osmond Tearle
circa 1875
3 512-513
Marie Tempest
Campbell, New York & London (photographer)
circa 1885
3 514
 Marie Tempest as Nanon
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1891
3 515
 William Terriss
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1877
Ellen Terry
Box item
3 516
Ellen Terry as Portia in The Merchant of Venice
Window & Grove, London (photographer)
circa 1875
3 517
 Ellen Terry as Cordelia in King Lear
Window & Grove, London (photographer)
circa 1880
3 518-519
Ellen Terry
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1883
3 520-521 prior to 1884
3 522
Ellen Terry as Camma
prior to 1884
3 523
Ellen Terry
prior to 1884
3 524
Ellen Terry as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing
circa 1884
3 525-526
Ellen Terry
circa 1884
3 527
 Ellen Terry
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1884
3 528
Ellen Terry
1884
Box item
3 529
 Charlotte Thompson
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
3 530
 Lydia Thompson
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
3 531
Lydia Thompson
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1874
3 532-533
 Essie Tittel
Hans, San Francisco (photographer)
circa 1891
3 534
 Minnie Tittell and Seymour G. Hess
Baker Art Gallery, Columbus, O. (photographer)
1891
3 535
H. Beerbohm Tree in The Private Secretary
Rockwood, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 536
 H. Beerbohm Tree
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1892
3 537-538
 Isabelle Urquhart
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1875
3 539
Nina Varian
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
3 540
 Theresa Vaughn
Campbell, New York & London (photographer)
circa 1882
3 541
Rosina Vokes inThe Circus Rider
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 542-543 1886
3 544
Rosina Vokes
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1890
3 545-546
 Jessie, Rosina and Victoria Vokes
Mora, New York (photographer)
circa 1886
3 547
Mrs. J. R. Vincent
1874
3 548
 Marie Wainwright
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
3 549
Charles Walcot, Jr.
Frey, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1875
3 550
Lester Wallack inRosedale
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1874
3 551
 Lester Wallack
Rockwood, New York (photographer)
circa 1875
3 552
Lester Wallack
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1888
3 553
Possibly William Warren
Eddowes Bros, New York (photographer)
circa 1870
3 554
William Warren
circa 1874
3 555
 William Warren
Conly, Boston (photographer)
circa 1874
3 556
William Warren
Warren, Massachusetts (photographer)
1874
3 557
William Warren inMy Son
circa 1879
3 558
Mary Wells as Portia in Julius Caesarat Booth's Theater
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1876
3 559
Charles Wheatley as Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal
Sarony, New York (photographer)
1891
3 560
Walker Whiteside
Falk, New York (photographer)
1896
3 561
 Walker Whiteside as Hamlet in Hamlet
Falk, New York (photographer)
Photograph is autographed. Inscription on front reads: "Faithfully Yours, Walker Whiteside."
April 25, 1907
3 562
 Hubert Wilke
Sarony, New York (photographer)
February 1902
3 563
Arthur Wilkinson as Major Murgatroyd in Patience
M. Gambier, New York (photographer)
1881
3 564
 Mrs. John Wood
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1872
3 565
Mrs. John Wood
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1872
3 566
Possibly Mrs. John Wood
Marton, Philadelphia (photographer)
circa 1872
3 567
 Caroline Eugenie Segond-Weber
Sarony, New York (photographer)
Photograph is autographed.
1896

Unidentified ActorsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 568
Actor dressed in Shakespearean costume
undated
3 569
Actor dressed as jester
circa 1870
3 570-571
Actor dressed in Shakespearean costume, possibly Hamlet
circa 1870
3 572
Actor dressed in Shakespearean costume, possibly Hamlet
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 573
Actor dressed in medieval costume, seated with tankard and pipe
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 574
Actor in tuxedo
Pach Bros, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 575
Actor dressed in Grecian toga
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1885
3 576
Actor dressed in Shakespearean costume, possibly Hamlet
Schloss, New York (photographer)
circa 1885

Unidentified ActressesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 577
Actress in Victorian dress, possibly a costume
undated
3 578
Actress in Victorian dress
undated
3 579
Actress in costume: white gown, possibly Grecian or Roman
circa 1870
3 580
Actress in dressed as a man in Shakespearean costume with sword.
circa 1870
3 581
Actress in white robe
circa 1870
3 582
Actress dressed in male Shakespearean costume, possibly as Viola inTwelfth Night
circa 1870
3 583
Actress in Victorian dress
Falk, New York (photographer)
circa 1875
3 584
Two actresses in costume
Reutlinger, Paris (photographer)
circa 1880

Acting Company PhotosReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
3 585
Company of four people, dressed in Shakespearean costumes
Sarony, New York (photograph)
circa 1870
3 586 1879
3 587
Three men and a woman in ragged, early Victorian costumes, shipwrecked on a raft.
M. Gambier, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 588
Daly's Company group portrait
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1880
3 589
Daly's Company inNight Off, featuring John Drew, Ada Rehan, James Lewis, Charles LeClercq, Edith Kingdon, Mrs. G.H. Gilbert, Otis Skinner, and May Irwin
Sarony, New York (photographer)
circa 1884
3 590 circa 1885

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Actors--United States--Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Mora, 1849-1926 (photographer)
    • Ritzmann, Charles L (photographer)
    • Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896 (photographer)
    • Sarony, Otto (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • W. & D. Downey (photographer)