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Guide to the 19th Century Actors Carte de Visite Collection
1860-1885



VM Collection No.: 75
Title: 19th Century Actors Carte de Visite Collection
Date Span: 1860-1885
Quantity: 605 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts ; 4 x 2½ in.
Location: KV961
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Edwin Booth as Iago in Othello, 1870. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW22554z

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Historical Background

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by name, with a series of group portraits filed at the end of the sequence.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 605 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.

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Inventory

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Adams-Blitz
11Edwin Adams [actor, 1834-1877]   View image1862
2Edwin Adams as Claude Milnotti in The Lady of Lyons   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
3Edwin Adams as Willmore Rover in The Rover   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
4Edwin Adams as Adrian de Feligny in The Heretic   View image1864
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
5Edwin Adams as Enoch Arden in Enoch Arden   View image
6Edwin Adams, John Drew, and Frank Drew   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
7Frank Eugene Aiken [actor, theater manager, 1839-1910]   View image1864
8Mrs. J.H. (Lizzie) Allen [actress, b. ca. 1840]   View image
9Mary Anderson [actress, 1859-1940]   View image1877
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
10Mary Anderson as Evadne in Evadne   View image1878
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
11Mary Anderson as Parthenia   View imageca. 1878
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
12Mary Anderson   View image1878
Photographer: H. Rocher, Chicago
13Mary Anderson as Galatea in Philaster   View imageca. 1833
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
14Mary Anderson as the daughter of Roland   View image
15Mary Anderson   View image
16Professor John Henry Anderson [magician, actor, before 1820-after 1870]   View image1863
17George H. Andrews [actor, 1798-1866]   View image
Photographer: O.A. Roorbach, New York
18John Lewis Baker [comedian, 1783-1862]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
19Josephine Baker   View image1876
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
20Thomas Baker [musician, ca. 1825-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
21Daniel E. Bandmann [actor, manager, 1840-1905]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
22Daniel E. Bandmann as Shylock in Merchant of Venice   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
23Daniel E. Bandmann as Narcisse in Britannicus   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
24F.C. Bangs [actor, 1833-1908]   View imageca. 1860
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
25F.C. Bangs as Leicester in Kenilworth   View image1873
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
26Joseph H. Barrett [actor, 1831-after 1870]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
27Mrs. Viola (Crocker) Barrett [actress, before 1840-1869]   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
28Joseph H. Barrett and Mrs. Viola Barrett   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
29-30Lawrence P. (Brannigan) Barrett [actor, 1838-1891] as Cassius in Julius Caesar   View image1872
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
31Lawrence P. Barrett   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
32-33Lawrence P. Barrett as Cassius in Julius Caesar   View image1876
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
34Lawrence Barrett   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
35 [Mary (Mayer) Barrett?] [actress, ca. 1840-1893]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
36Mary Barrett   View image1864
37Charles Barron [actor, 1840-1918]   View image
Photographer: Warren, Boston
38Mrs. Julia Bennett Barrow [actress, theater manager, 1824-1903]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
39Samuel Barth   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
40Kate Bateman [actress, child star, theater manager, 1842-1917]   View image1862
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
41Kate Bateman   View imageca. 1862
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
42Kate Bateman as Leah in Leah, the Forsaken   View image1863
43Kate Bateman in the last act of Leah, the Forsaken   View image1863
44Kate Bateman as Leah in Leah, the Forsaken   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
45Kate Bateman as Lady Gay Spanker in London Assurance   View image
46Kate Bateman as Mary Warner in Mary Warner   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
47Harry Beckett in Forty Thieves [actor, comedian, 1839-ca. 1880]   View image1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
48Harry Beckett   View image
49aHarry Beckett as Harry Duff in The Shaughraun   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
49b[Harry Beckett?]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
50-51George Becks as Didier in Fanchon, the Cricket   View image1864
Photographer: James L. Warner, New York
52George Becks as Oswald in Lear   View image1865
Photographer: James L. Warner, New York
53Paul Bedford [actor, ca. 1792-1871] and John Laurence Toole [actor, theater manager, 1830-1906]   View image
Photographer: H.N. King, Bath, England
54George Belmore   View image1875
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
Two copies.
55Sarah Bernhardt [actress, 1844-1923]   View image
56Billy Birch [minstrel, 1831-1897]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
Birch, famous for blackface performances, was co-founder of the San Francisco Minstrels troupe in California during the state's gold rush.
57-59William R. Blake [actor, stage manager, playwright, 1805-1863]   View imageca. 1860
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
60Mrs. Caroline (Placide) Blake [actress, 1798-1881]   View imageca. 1862
Photographer: J.H. Bigelow, New York
61W. Humphrey Bland [actor, 1812-1869]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
63[Signor Antonio Blitz?] [magician, 1810-1877]   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Booth Family
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.
163-65Edwin Booth [actor, theater manager, 1833-1893] as Iago in Othello   View image1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
66-68Edwin Booth as Richelieu in Richelieu   View image1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
69-70Edwin Booth   View image1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
71Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet   View image1872
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
72Edwin Booth as Iago in Othello   View image1872
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
73Edwin Booth as Iago in Othello   View image1875
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
74-75Edwin Booth   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
76-77Edwin Booth   View image
78 Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet (drawing)   View image1865
79Edwin Booth [drawing]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
80Bust of Edwin Booth as Hamlet in Hamlet   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
81Junius Brutus Booth, Sr. [actor, 1796-1852]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
82Junius Brutus Booth, Sr.   View image
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
83Drawing of Junius Brutus Booth, Sr.   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
84Drawing of Junius Brutus Booth, Sr., as Richard III in Richard III   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
85Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. [actor, 1821-1883]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
86Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Boucicault-Cushman
187Dion Boucicault [playwright, actor, 1820-1890] in The Shaugraun   View image
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
Boucicault was instrumental in the passage of the Copyright Law of 1856.
88Dion Boucicault   View image
Copy of a daguerreotype taken prior to 1860.
89George Vining Bowers [comedian, 1835-1878]   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
90Mrs. Elizabeth (Crocker) Bowers [actress, theater manager, 1830-1895]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
91Mrs. Elizabeth Bowers as Lady Audley in Lady Audley's Secret   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
92 [John Bradley?] [actor, 1829-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
93[John Vipon Bridgeman?] [musician, dramatist, writer, 1820-1889]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
94Signor Pasqualino Brignoli [tenor, 1824-1884]   View image1862
Photographer: Mathew Brady, New York
95María Piccolomina and Signor Pasqualino Brignoli in the opera Polinto [María Piccolomina, soprano, 1834-1899]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
96-97John Brougham [actor, playwright, theater manager, 1810-1880]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
98Fanny Brown [actress, 1837-after 1870]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
99Fanny Brown   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
100Fanny Brown in costume, with American flag   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
101Frank Brown   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
102Mrs. Sedley Brown [actress, d. after 1870]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
103Mrs. Sedley Brown in Child of the Regiment   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
104Mrs. Sedley Brown   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
105George F. Browne [actor, theater manager, 1819-1885]   View image
106Dan Bryant as Roy O'More [minstrel, actor, 1833-1875]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
107-108Dan Bryant as Handy Andy in Handy Andy   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
109Dan Bryant   View image
110Dan Bryant   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
Collage of seven photos, three in blackface.
111McKean Buchanan [actor, 1823-1872]   View image1869
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
112John Baldwin Buckstone [actor, playwright, 1802-1879]   View image
113James H. Budworth in blackface [minstrel, 1831-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
114Ione Burke [actress, d. after 1875]   View image1863
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
115Ione Burke in The Shaughraun   View image1875
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
116-117aIone Burke   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
117b[Ione Burke?]   View image1867
Photographer: Black & Case, Boston
118James G. Burnett [comedian, 1819-1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
119James G. Burnett   View image
120John F. Burroughs [actor, 1809-1878]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
121William F. Burroughs as Francois in Richelieu [actor, ca. 1840-1898]   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
122William E. Burton [actor, theater manager, 1804-1860]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
2123William E. Burton as Toodle in The Toodles   View image
124James Carden [actor, 1837-after 1870]   View image1864
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
125James F. Cathcart [actor, 1828-1902]   View image1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
126Frank S. Chanfrau [actor, 1824-1884]   View image
127Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau [aka Jeanette Davis] [actress, 1837-1909]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
128-129Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau as Kathleen Mavou[illeg.]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
130Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau   View image ca. 1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
131Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau   View image1873
Photographer: Howell, New York
132Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
133Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau as Ophelia in Hamlet   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
134Henrietta (Baker) Chanfrau   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
135George Chaplin [actor, b. 1837]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
136Annie M. Clarke [actress, 1845-1902]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
137Annie M. Clarke   View image
Photographer: Warren, Boston
138Corson W. Clarke [actor, 1814-1867]   View image
139John S. Clarke [comic actor, 1833-1899]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
140John S. Clarke as De Boot [illeg.]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
141John S. Clarke as Toodle in The Toodles   View image
Photographer: D. Appleton & Co., New York
142Johanna M. Claussen [actress, 1842-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
143Kate (Cone) Claxton [actress, ca. 1848-1924]   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
144Kate (Cone) Claxton in costume   View image
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
145Ada Clifton [actress, d. after 1870] as Pocahontas in Pocahontas   View image
146Ada Clifton   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
147Charles F. Coghlan [actor, ca. 1845-1899]   View image
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
148Rose Coghlan [actress, 1851-1932]   View imageca. 1880
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
149Rose Coghlan in Diplomacy   View imageca. 1877
Photograph with paint overlay.
150James W. Collier [pantomime artist, actor, 1836-ca. 1870]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
151James W. Collier as Landry Bar[illeg.]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
152John R. Collins [comic actor, tenor, 1811-1874] as Carrickfergus in Duke's Motto   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
153John R. Collins   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
154John R. Collins   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
155-156Edmon S. Connor [actor, 1809-1891]   View imageca. 1862
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
157-158Frederick Conway [actor, 1819-1874]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
159Mrs. Sarah (Crocker) Conway [actress, theater manager, 1834-1875]   View imageca. 1861
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
160Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Conway   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
161John P. Cooke [composer and conductor, 1820-1865] and Charles Fisher [actor, 1816-1891]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
162Jane Coombs [actress, 1842-after 1873]   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
163Jane Coombs as Lady Teazle in School for Scandal   View image1873
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
164Jane Coombs as Lady Gay Spanker in London Assurance   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
165Angiolina Cordier [opera singer, before 1850-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
166Charles Walter Couldock [actor, 1815-1898]   View image1864
167Charles Walter Couldock   View image
168Joseph H. Cowell [comic actor, theater manager, 1792-1863], Kate Bateman, J.W. Wallack, Jr., and Edwin Adams   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
169Mrs. Anna (Cruise) Cowell [singer, actress, 1824-after 1870]   View image1863
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
170Robert H. Craig [actor, 1842-ca. 1899]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
171Robert H. Craig   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
172Isabella Cubas [dancer, actress, 1831-1864] as the French spy in French Spy   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
173Isabella Cubas   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
174Isabella Cubas   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
175Charlotte Cushman [actress, 1816-1876] as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet   View imageca. 1858
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
Cushman was famous for breeches roles.
176Charlotte Cushman   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
177Charlotte Cushman   View image1872
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
178Charlotte Cushman   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
179Drawing of Charlotte Cushman as Meg Merrilies in Guy Mannering   View image

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Daly-Fox
2180Henry F. Daly [actor, b. 1828]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
181-182Adolphus "Dolly" (Hoyt) Davenport [actor, 1828-1873]   View imageca. 1860
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
183Edward L. Davenport [actor, 1815-1877]   View imageca. 1862
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
184Edward L. Davenport as Hamlet in Hamlet   View imageOct. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
185Edward L. Davenport   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
186Edward L. Davenport   View image1872
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
187Edward L. Davenport   View image1875
Photographer: Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C.
188Edward L. Davenport   View imageJan. 1876
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
189-191Edward L. Davenport as Brutus in Julius Caesar   View image1876
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
192Edward L. Davenport   View image
Photographer: W.L. Bradley, Boston
193Edward L. Davenport   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
194-195Fanny Davenport [actress, 1850-1898] as Lady Teazle in School for Scandal   View imageca. 1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
196Fanny Davenport as Ruth Tredgett in Charity   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
197William Davidge [comic actor, 1814-1888]   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
198William Davidge   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
199Drawing of William Davidge as Pistol in King Henry V   View image
200William Davidge as Pistol in King Henry V   View image
Photographer: Meade Brothers, New York
201William Davidge as Touchstone in As You Like It   View image
Photographer: Meade Brothers, New York
202Bogumil Dawison [actor, before 1850-after 1870]   View image1866
Photographer: Mathew Brady
203Kate Denin [comic actress, 1837-1907]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
204Henry E. Dixey [comic actor, 1859-1943] as Irving in Adonis   View image1885
205Frank Drew [actor, 1831-1903] as Widow Twankey in Aladdin   View image1863
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
206Frank Drew as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle   View image1863
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
207Frank Drew   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
208Frank Drew   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
209John Drew [actor, 1827-1862]   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
210Mrs. Louisa (Lane) Drew [actress, theater manager, 1820-1897]   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
211Malhalie Dumas   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
212Ada Dyas [actress, 1843-1908] in Love's Labours Lost   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
213Ada Dyas   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
214Ada Dyas in costume   View image
215John Dyott [actor, 1812-1876]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
216John Dyott in The Veteran   View image
Photographer: Meade Brothers, New York
217Lillie Eldridge [actress, 1852-after 1870]   View image1874
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
218Rose Eytinge [actress, 1835-1911] as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra   View image
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
219Rose Eytinge   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
220Rose Eytinge   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
221Drawing of William Farren [actor, 1786-1861]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
222Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth (Diddeas) Farren [actress, 1789-1857]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
223Charles Fechter [actor, playwright, 1824-1879] as Lagardere in Duke's Motto   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Heath and Beau, London
224Charles Fechter   View imageca. 1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
225-227Charles Fechter as Obenreizer in No Thoroughfare   View imageca. 1870
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
228Charles Fechter in Hamlet   View imageca. 1870
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
229Charles Fechter   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
230Charles Fisher [actor, manager, musician, 1795-1869]   View imageca. 1862
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
231Charles Fisher   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
232William J. Florence [actor, comedian, 1831-1891] as Louis Napoleon   View image1862
Photographer: D. Appleton & Co., New York
233William J. Florence as Bob Brierly in The Ticket-of-Leave Man   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
234William J. Florence as Obenreizer in No Thoroughfare   View imageca. 1870
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
235William J. Florence as Bardwell Slote in Mighty Dollar   View image1875
236William J. Florence   View image
Photographer: J.H. Bigelow, New York
237Mrs. Malvina (Pray) Florence [actress, dancer, theater manager, ca. 1831-1906]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
238Mrs. Malvina (Pray) Florence   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
239Mrs. Malvina (Pray) Florence   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
240William R. Floyd [actor, theater manager, 1832-1880]   View imageca. 1860
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
241William R. Floyd   View imageDec. 1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
242Edwin Forrest [actor, 1806-1872]   View imageca. 1860
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
243Edwin Forrest   View image1862
Photographer: Mathew Brady
244Edwin Forrest   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
245Edwin Forrest as Hamlet in Hamlet   View image
246Edwin Forrest   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady, New York
247Edwin Forrest   View image
Photographer: T.R. Burnham, Boston
248Edwin Forrest   View image
Photographer: M.P. Simons, Philadelphia
249Drawing of Edwin Forrest as Macbeth in Macbeth   View image1861
250Drawing of Edwin Forrest in Spartacus   View image
251Drawing of Edwin Forrest in Spartacus   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
252Drawing of Edwin Forrest as Richard III in Richard III   View image
253George L. Fox [comic actor, 1825-1877] as Hamlet in Hamlet (burlesque)   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
254George L. Fox   View image
Photographer: Warren, Boston
255George L. Fox   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Gannon-Hough
3256Mary Gannon [comic actress, dancer, 1829-1868]   View image1862
257-258Mary Gannon   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
259Drawing of David Garrick [actor, playwright, theater manager, 1719-1779]   View image
260George Jones [aka the Count Joannes] [actor, 1810-1879]   View image1878
Photographer: Rockwood, New York
261Effie Germon [actress, ca. 1845-1914]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
262Effie Germon   View image1866
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
263Effie Germon   View imageca. 1873
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
264John Gilbert [actor, 1810-1889]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
265John Gilbert in The Shaughraun   View image1875
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
266John Gilbert as Lord Ogleby in The Clandestine Marriage   View image
267John Gilbert   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady, New York
268John Gilbert as Lord Ogleby, John Sefton as Canton, and W.R. Floyd as Brush in The Clandestine Marriage   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
269Mrs. Anne (Hartley) Gilbert [actress, 1821-1904]   View image1875
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
270Mrs. Mary Gladstane [actress, 1830-after 1870]   View image
271aMrs. Mary Gladstane   View image
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
271bThomas H. Glenny [actor, 1831-1891] as Shaun in Arrah Na Pogue   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
272Drawing of Isabella Glyn [actress, 1823-1889] and Samuel Phelps [actor, 1804-1878] in Hamlet   View image
273Maude (Fallen) Granger [actress, ca. 1851-1928]   View image
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
274Maude (Fallen) Granger   View image
Photographer: Howell, New York
275aMrs. Henry P. (McPhain) Grattan [actress, 1810-1876]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
275bGeorge H. Griffith [actor, 1822-1888]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
276Walter Grisdale [actor, ca. 1824-1883]   View image1866
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
277Thomas Hadaway [actor, 1801-1882]   View image
278James F. Hagan   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
279Thomas S. Hamblin [actor, theater manager, 1800-1853]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
280Miss A. Harris   View image
Photographer: Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass.
281Sam Hemple [comic actor, 1833-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Turner, Philadelphia
282Ettie (Lewis) Henderson [actress, dramatist, before 1840-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
283Madeline Henriques [actress, 1841-1929] as Lady Amaranth in Wild Oats   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
284Madeline Henriques   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
285Madeline Henriques   View imageca.1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
286Madeline Henriques in costume   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
287Madeline Henriques   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
288Madeline Henriques   View imageSept. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
289Madeline Henriques   View image1865
Photographer: Mathew Brady
290Madeline Henriques   View imageca. 1868
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
291Madeline Henriques   View image
292Madeline Henriques   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
293Madeline Henriques   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
Collage of 19 photographs.
294Madame Hermann   View image1860
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
295Fanny Herring [actress, 1832-1906]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
Fanny Herring specialized in breeches roles.
296C. Barton Hill [actor, 1828-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
297Isabella Hinckley [actress, singer, 1840-1862] as the Page in The Battle   View imageca. 1861
Photographer: Mathew Brady
298Isabella Hinckley   View imageca. 1861
Photographer: Mathew Brady
299Mrs. Adeline (Grassan) Knight Hind [actress, 1813-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
300Josephine (Shaw) Hoey [actress, ca. 1824-1896]   View image1862
Photographer: Mathew Brady
301Josephine Hoey   View imageOct. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
302George Holland [comic actor, 1791-1871]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
303George Holland as Bunburry Kobb in Rosedale   View image1863
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
304George Holland   View imageca. 1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
305George Holland as Bunburry Kobb in Rosedale   View image
306Possibly Julia (Lattimer) Holman [actress, before 1800-1859]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
307-309William Holston in Milky White   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
310William Holston   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
311William Holston as Mrs. Wigsby   View imageca. 1869
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
312William Holston   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
313William Holston   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
314William Holston   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
315Mrs. Lottie Hough [actress, singer, before 1850-after 1870]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York

 
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Performers: Irving-Knowles
3316Henrietta Irving [actress, before 1850-after 1870]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
317George Jamieson [actor, 1812-1868] as Lofty Hargraves in Aurora Floyd   View imageca. 1862
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
Jamieson was famous for black-face roles.
318George Jamieson   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
319Fanny Janauschek [actress, 1830-1904]   View imageca. 1868
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
320Fanny Janauschek   View imageca. 1883
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
321Joseph Jefferson III [comic actor, 1829-1905] in Tycoon   View imageca. 1860
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
322-326Joseph Jefferson III as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle   View image1869
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
327Joseph Jefferson III   View image1873
Photographer: Warren, Boston
328Joseph Jefferson III as Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle   View imageNov. 1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
329Avonia Jones [actress, 1839-1867]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Mathew Brady
Collage.
330Avonia Jones as Medea in Medea   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
331Avonia Jones as Judith   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
332Mrs. Annie (Walters) Jordan [dancer, actress, before 1840-after 1870]   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
333Mrs. Annie Jordan in gypsy costume   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
334Charles Kean [actor, 1811-1868]   View image1865
Photographer: Southwell Brothers, London
335Charles Kean   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
336Drawing of Charles Kean as Hamlet in Hamlet   View image
337Mrs. Ellen (Tree) Kean [actress, 1805-1880]   View image1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
338Mrs. Ellen (Tree) Kean   View image
Photographer: Southwell Brothers, London
339Laura Keene [actress, theater manager, ca. 1826-1873] and Agnes Robertson [actress, 1833-1916] in Jeanie Dean   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
340Laura Keene [actress, theater manager, ca. 1826-1873]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
341Laura Keene   View imageca. 1873
Photographer: Howell, New York
342Laura Keene   View image
343Clara Louise Kellogg [soprano, operatic impresario, 1842-1916]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
344Fannie Kellogg [actress, d. 1889]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
345Drawing of Fanny Kemble [actress, 1809-1893]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
346Drawing of Fanny Kemble as Euphrasia in The Grecian Daughter   View image
Photographer: A. Winch, Philadelphia
347Drawing of Charles Kemble [actor, 1775-1854] as Orestes in The Distresst Mother   View image
Photographer: A. Winch, Philadelphia
348Drawing of John Philip Kemble [actor, 1757-1823] as Hamlet in Hamlet   View image
349Drawing of John Philip Kemble as Richard III in Richard III   View image
350Drawing of John Philip Kemble as Rolla in Pizarro   View image
351C. Kingsland [actor, d. ca. 1917]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
352Drawing of James Sheridan Knowles [actor, playwright, 1784-1862] in costume   View image
Photographer: A. Winch, Philadelphia

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Lamb-Macready
3353Edward Lamb [actor, 1829-1887]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
354-355Jean (Davenport) Lander [actress, child star, 1829-1903] in costume   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
356Jean (Davenport) Lander   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
357Jean (Davenport) Lander as Mary Stuart   View imageca. 1870
Photographer: R.F. Adams, St. Louis
358Jean (Davenport) Lander as Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
359J.W. Lanergan [actor, 1828-1886]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
360Charles LeClercq [actor, 1823-1895]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
361Carlotta LeClercq [actress] as Ophelia in Hamlet   View image1870
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
362Carlotta LeClercq in Duke's Motto   View image1870
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
363J.F. Leffingwell   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
364William J. LeMoyne [actor, 1831-1905]   View image
Photographer: Warren, Boston
365Walter S Lennox [comic actor, before 1850-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
366Milnes Levick [actor, ca. 1825-1897]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
367Catharine Lewis [actress, ca. 1854-1942] as Olivette in the musical, Olivette   View image1881
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
368James Lewis [comic actor, 1838-1896] as Captain De Boots in Our American Cousin   View imageca. 1873
Photographer: Howell, New York
369James Lewis in costume   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
370James Lewis in costume   View imageca. 1882
371Olive Logan [playwright, actress, 1839-1909]   View image1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
372John McCullough [actor, 1832-1885]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
373John McCullough   View image 1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
374John McCullough as Virginius in Virginius   View image
375John McCullough as Othello in Othello   View image
376John McCullough as Iago in Othello   View image
Photographer: James L. Warner
377John McCullough as Iago in Othello   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
378John Edwin McDonough [actor, 1825-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
379Thomas MacDonough [aka T. Berry] [actor, theater manager, business manager, 1835-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
380F.F. Mackay [actor, 1832-1923] in The Two Orphans   View image
Mackay was the head of the National Dramatic Conservatory.
381Robbie Mackie [child actor?]   View image
382Drawing of William C. Macready [actor, 1793-1873] as Cardinal Wolsey in King Henry VIII   View image
383Drawing of William C. Macready   View image
384Drawing of William C. Macready as Brutus in Julius Caesar   View image
385Drawing of William C. Macready as Hamlet in Hamlet   View image
386Mrs. Kitty (Atkens) Macready [aka Catherine Frances, actress, before 1840-after 1870] as Shylock in Merchant of Venice   View image

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Marlowe-Provost
4387Owen Marlowe [actor, 1830-1876]   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
388Drawing of Mademoiselle Mars [aka Anne Francoise Hippolyte Bontet, actress, 1779-1847]   View image
389Possibly James Martin [actor, b. 1825]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
390Stephen Massett [singer, performer, d. 1898]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
391Drawing of Charles James Mathews [actor, 1803-1878]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
392Adah Isaacs Menken [actress, 1835-1868]   View image
393-394Maggie Mitchell [actress, ca. 1832-1918] as Fanchon in Fanchon, the Cricket   View image 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
395Maggie Mitchell   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
Collage of 16 photos.
396Maggie Mitchell   View image
Photographer: Warren's, Boston
397-398Helena (Opid) Modjeska [actress, 1840-1909] as Camille in Camille   View image1878
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
399Helena (Opid) Modjeska in costume   View image1884
400Helena (Opid) Modjeska in costume   View image
401C. Mollenhauer   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
402Henry James Montague [aka Henry James Mann, actor, 1844-1878]   View image1875
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
403Fanny Morant [actress, 1821-1900]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
404Fanny Morant   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
405Frank Mordaunt [actor, 1841-after 1870] as Carlos in The Sea of Ice   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
406Drawing of Billy Morris [minstrel, 1832-after 1870]   View image
407Clara Morris [actress, ca. 1848-1925]   View image1873
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
408Clara Morris in costume   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
409F.E. Morris [actor?]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
410John K. Mortimer [actor, 1830-1878]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
411John K. Mortimer and Thomas J. Hind [actor, 1815] in Streets of New York   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
412Drawing of James E. Murdoch [actor, ca. 1811-1893] as Hamlet in Hamlet   View image
413Louisa Meyers [actress, singer, before 1850-after 1870]   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
414John Andrew Jackson Neafie [actor, 1815-1892]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
415Adelaide Neilson in costume [actress, 1848-1880]   View image1873
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
416-417Adelaide Neilson as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet   View image1873
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
418Adelaide Neilson   View imageOct. 1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
419Adelaide Neilson in costume, probably as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing   View image1874
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
420Adelaide Neilson as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
421Eliza Newton [actress, ca. 1837-1882]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
422Eliza Newton in costume   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
423John Nickinson [theater manager, actor, 1801-1864]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
424William Henry Norton [actor, ca. 1815-after 1870]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
425John E. Owens [comic actor, 1823-1886]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
426John E. Owens as Paul Pry in Paul Pry   View image1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
427John E. Owens as Solon Shingle in The People's Lawyer   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
428John E. Owens as Solon Shingle in a production of The People's Lawyer   View image1864
Photographer: Rockwood, New York
429Minnie Palmer [actress, singer, 1857-1936]   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
430Signor F. Palmo [opera house manager, ca. 1784-1869]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
431John Parselle in costume [actor, 1820-1885]   View image
432John Parselle in costume   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
433Charles Thomas Parsloe, Jr. [actor, 1836-1898]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
434Charles Thomas Parsloe, Jr. in Ill Treated Ill Travatore   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
435Tony Pastor [singer, theater manager, 1837-1908]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
Tony Pastor was instrumental in "cleaning up" vaudeville.
436Howard Paul [actor, writer, 1835-after 1870]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
437Harry Pearson [actor, 1824-after 1870]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
438Agnes (DeBar) Perry [actress, 1810-after 1870]   View image1863
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
439Agnes Perry   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
440Charles Peters [actor, b. England, April 15, 1825, died after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
441Alice Placide [actress]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
442Henry Placide [comic actor, 1799-1870]   View image
443Henry Placide   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
444Thomas Placide [actor, 1808-1877]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
445Madame Ponisi [aka Elizabeth Hanson, actress, 1818-1899] as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth   View image1863
446Madame Ponisi   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
447Madame Ponisi as Pompadour in Narcisse   View imageDec. 1863
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
448Madame Ponisi in costume   View image1873
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
449Josh Porter [actor, ca. 1820-ca. 1880]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
450Drawing of Tyrone Power [actor, 1797-1841]   View image
451Drawing of Tyrone Power as Murtock Delaney in The Irishman in London   View image
Photographer: A. Winch, Philadelphia
452Fanny Prestige [actress, 1846-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
453Lizzie Price [actress, 1842-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
454Mary Provost [actress, 1835-1914]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Quick-Ringgold
4455Drawing of John Quick [comic actor, 1748-1831] as Colonel Hubbub in Notoriety   View image
Photographer: A. Winch, Philadelphia
456Drawing of Rachel [aka Elisa Felix, actress, 1820-1858]   View image
Photographer: Duebochois & Klauser
457Rachel   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
458Antoine Ravel   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
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.
459-460Gabriel Ravel   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
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.
461Kate Reignolds [actress, 1836-1911]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
Nine views.
462William Reynolds [actor, ca. 1831-1863]   View image
463Caroline (Reynolds) Richings [opera singer, 1827-1882] as Satanella in the opera Satanella   View image1863
464Caroline (Reynolds) Richings   View image
Photographer: J.H. Bigelow, New York
465Peter Richings [aka Peter Puget, actor, opera company owner, d. 1871]   View imageca. 1862
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
466George Rignold [actor, producer, ca. 1838-1917]   View imageca. 1875
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
467George Rignold as King Henry V in Henry V   View image1876
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
468Benjamin T. Ringgold [actor, b. 1835]   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
469Benjamin T. Ringgold as Manuel in The Rose of Castile   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
470Benjamin T. Ringgold as Sir Benjamin Backbite in The School for Scandal   View imageOct. 1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Adelaide Ristori
4471Adelaide Ristori [actress, 1822-1906]   View image1866
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
472-473Adelaide Ristori as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth, Queen of England   View image1866
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
474-476Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart in Mary Stuart   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
477Adelaide Ristori as Mary Stuart in Mary Stuart   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
478-483Adelaide Ristori as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
484Adelaide Ristori as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
485Adelaide Ristori   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Roberts-Susini
4486James Booth Roberts [actor, b. 1818]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
487Agnes Robertson [actress, 1833-after 1870]   View imageca. 1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
488Agnes Robertson as Bob Nettles in Parents and Guardians   View image
489Fred Robinson [actor, 1832-1912]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
490Stuart Robson [aka Henry Robson Stuart, comic actor, producer, 1836-1903]   View image1864
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
491Stuart Robson as Jim Bags   View image1864
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
492Stuart Robson   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
493Stuart Robson as Paul Pry in Paul Pry   View image1864
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
494Stuart Robson   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
495Georgio Ronconi [opera singer, d. ca. 1875]   View image1866
Photographer: Mathew Brady
496Drawing of Quintus Roscius Gallus [Roman actor, ca. 126-62 B.C.]   View image
497George Fawcett Rowe [playwright, actor, 1834-1889]   View image1873
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
498Cecile Rush [actress, 1833-1897]   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
499Lucy Rushton [actress, theater manager, 1844-after 1870]   View image1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
5500Tommaso Salvini [actor, 1829-1916]   View image1873
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
501Madame Methua Scheller [actress, before 1840-after 1870]   View image
502Madame Methua Scheller as Ophelia in Hamlet   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
503-504Marie Seebach as Marguerite [actress, 1830-1897]   View image1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
505-506John Sefton [actor, 1805-1868]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
507Mrs. John Sefton [actress, ca. 1820-after 1870]   View image
508aJohn Selwyn [aka John Josephs, actor, stage manager, 1836-1873]   View image1864
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
508bDan Setchell [actor, 1831-ca. 1866]   View image1863
509Mary Shaw [actress, 1854-1929]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
510Livingston R. Shewel [actor, 1833-1873]   View image1863
511-513Mary F. Scott Siddons [actress, 1844-1896] as Rosalind in As You Like It   View image1870
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
514Mary F. Scott Siddons in costume   View image1873
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
515Mary F. Scott Siddons in costume   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
516Mary F. Scott Siddons   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
517Mary F. Scott Siddons in costume   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
518Drawing of Mrs. Sarah (Kemble) Siddons [actress, 1755-1831]   View image
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
519Drawing of Mrs. Sarah (Kemble) Siddons   View image
520Mark Smith [actor, 1829-1874]   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
521Mark Smith   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
522Sol Smith, Jr. [comic actor, 1801-1869]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
523Edward Askew Sothern [aka Douglas Stewart, actor, 1830-1881] as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin   View imageca. 1860
Hand colored.
524Edward Askew Sothern as David Garrick in David Garrick   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
525Edward Askew Sothern as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin   View image1872
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
526Edward Askew Sothern as David Garrick in Garrick   View image1873
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
527Edward Askew Sothern as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
528Sarah Stevens [actress, before 1840-1904]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
529James H. Stoddart [actor, 1827-1907]   View image1872
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
530James H. Stoddart   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
531James H. Stoddart   View image
532James H. Stoddart   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
533Signor Susini [opera singer, ca. 1825-1883]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Taylor-Vestvali
5534Mr. Taylor   View image
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
535Emma E. Taylor [actress, 1838-1863]   View image
536Edward N. Thayer [actor, 1798-1870]   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
537Mrs. Agnes Thayer [aka Agnes Diamond and Mrs. Palmer Fisher, actress, ca. 1800-1873]   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: James Earle McClees, Philadelphia
538Charlotte Thompson [actress, 1843-1898]   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
539Charlotte Thompson as Fanchon in Fanchon, the Cricket   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
540Charlotte Thompson as Evadne in Evadne   View image1863
Photographer: Washington Lafayette Germon, Philadelphia
541Emily Thorne as Goddess of Liberty [actress, before 1845-1892]   View imageca. 1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
542Emily Thorne in costume   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
543Emily Thorne in costume   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
544Edwin Frederick Thorne [actor, 1845-after 1870] as Fluellen in Henry V   View image1876
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
545General Tom Thumb [aka Charles S. Stratton], Lavinia Warren Stratton [aka Lavinia Warren Bump], Commodore Nutt [aka G.W.M. Nutt], Minnie Warren [aka Huldah Pierce Bump]   View image
Photographer: E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York
546John Laurence Toole [actor, theater manager, 1830-1906] as Caleb Plummer in Cricket on the Hearth   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
547John Laurence Toole in Uncle Dick's Darling   View image1874
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
548John Laurence Toole   View imageAug. 1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
549Drawing of Ellen Tree as Rose Redla[illeg.]   View image
Photographer: A. Winch, Philadelphia
550George Vandenhoff [actor, 1820-1884]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
551Drawing of John M. Vandenhoff [actor, 1790-1861] as Coriolanus in Coriolanus   View image
552Nina Varian [actress, b. 1880]   View image1874
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
553Mrs. Jane Marchant (Fisher) Vernon [actress, 1796-1869] as Tabith Stork in Rosedale   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
554Felicata Vestvali [opera singer, 1839-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Wallack-Young
5555James W. Wallack [actor, theater manager] with the son of Lester W. Wallack [James W. Wallack's son, 1794-1864]   View imageca. 1860
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
556James W. Wallack   View image
Photographer: J.H. Bigelow, New York
557James W. Wallack   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
558Thomas Nast drawing of James W. Wallack   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
559James William Wallack, Jr. [actor, 1818-1873]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
560James William Wallack, Jr.   View image
Photographer: J.H. Bigelow, New York
561Lester Wallack [actor, 1819-1888]   View image1863
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
562Lester Wallack   View image1873
563Drawing of Lester Wallack   View image1873
Photographer: Mathew Brady
564Lester Wallack as Don Felix in The Wonder   View image1876
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
565Lester Wallack   View image
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
566Emma Waller [actress, 1820-1899]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
567Genevieve Ward [aka Guerrabella, actress, 1833-after 1870]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
568Genevieve Ward in Child of the Regiment   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
569William Warren [comic actor, 1812-1888]   View image1873
Photographer: Warren, Boston
570William Warren   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
571Mrs. Rosina (Shaw) Watkins [actress, 1829-1904]   View image
572Mary Wells [actress, 1829-1878]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
573Lucile Western [actress, 1843-1877]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
574Lucile Western as Leah in Leah, the Forsaken   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
575Charles Wheatleigh [actor, 1823-1895]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
576William Wheatley [actor, theater manager, 1816-1876] in The Corsican Brothers   View image ca. 1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
577William Wheatley and wife   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
578Joseph E. Whiting [actor, before 1840-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady, New York
579Mrs. María (Pray) Williams [dancer, actress, 1828-after 1870]   View image
Photographer: José María Mora, New York
580Barney Williams [aka Bernard Flaherty] and Maria (Pray) Williams [Barney Williams, actor, 1823-1876]   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
581Barney Williams and William J. Florence   View image
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
582Rosina (Shaw) Watkins, Thomas J. Hind [1815-after 1870], and Henry F. Daly in a scene from True to the Last   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady, New York
583Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood [actress, theater manager, 1836-after 1873]   View image1863
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
584Drawing of Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood as The Invisible Prince   View imageca. 1862
585Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood   View image1864
Photographer: Bogardu, New York
586Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood   View image1872
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
587Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood in costume   View image1873
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony, New York
588Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood in Fair One   View image
589Mrs. Charlotte M. Wood in costume   View image
590J.S. Wright [actor?]   View image
Photographer: Mathew Brady
591Alfred W. Young [actor, d. 1876]   View image1864
Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York
592Miss Young [actress, b. ca. 1830]   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York

 
Box Item Date
Performers: Composite Portraits
5593"J. Gurney & Son: Theatrical Portrait Gallery No. 1"   View imageca. 1865
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
594"Popular Actors No. 1"   View image
Photographer: Ashford Brothers & Co., London
595"Popular Actresses, No. 1"   View image
Photographer: Ashford Brothers & Co., London
596"Celebrated Actresses of the American Stage No.[illeg.]"   View image
Photographer: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York
597"No. 1 Theatrical"   View imageca. 1873
Photographer: E. Fay, New York
598"C.D. Fredricks & Co. Theatrical Portrait Gallery No. 2"   View image
599"Olympic Theatre Company"   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
600Collage of drawings of actors and actresses in Shakespearean roles, with drawing of William Shakespeare in center   View image
Photographer: Meade Brothers, New York
601"Musical & Vocal Celebrities (No. 1)"   View image
Photographer: Ashford Brothers & Co., London
602"Operatic Prima Donnas (No. 1)"   View image
Photographer: Ashford Brothers & Co., London
603"Operatic Souvenir"   View image
Photographer: Jeremiah Gurney & Son, New York
604"Popular Operatic Composers of the Day"   View image
Photographer: Ashford Brothers & Co., London
605"The Lecture Platform"   View image

Subject Terms

Family Names:
Booth family.
Personal Names:
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893--Photographs.
Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852--Photographs.
Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896, photographer.
Germon, W. L., photographer.
Mora, José María, b. 1849, photographer.
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896, photographer.
Organizations:
Charles D. Fredricks & Co., photographer.
Jeremiah Gurney & Son, photographer.
Subjects:
Actors--United States--Photographs.
Comedians--United States--Photographs.
Costume--United States--Photographs.
Costumes--United States--Photographs.
Dramatists--19th century--Photographs.
Theater--United States--History--19th century.
Theatrical managers--United States--Photographs.
Women in the theater--United States.
Genre Headings:
Cartes de visite.
Photographs.
Portrait photographs.
Publicity photographs.
Last modified: July 25, 2011
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