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    • George M. Cohan.

    • George M. Cohan.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Retouched portrait of George M. Cohan in suit jacket and tie. Performer/producer/composer/lyricist/writer Cohan's life story was immortalized in the 1943 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy," starring James Cagney as Cohan. Cohan was born July 4,...
    • Henrietta Crosman, circa 1892.

    • Henrietta Crosman, circa 1892.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Three-quarter length portrait of performer, director, and producer Henrietta Crosman wearing a hat with ostrich plumes, a marabou stole (feather boa), and a dress with cameo brooch and sequins at the bodice. Born September 2, 1861 in Wheeling, West...
    • R. D. McLean.

    • R. D. McLean.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of left profile of performer R. D. McLean, with his hair powdered, and wearing a toga. Born March 7, 1859 in New Orleans, Louisiana, McLean and his wife, fellow actor Marie Prescott, toured together until Prescott's death in the...
    • Viola Allen as "Glory Quayle".

    • Viola Allen as "Glory Quayle".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes

    • Character portrait of actress Viola Allen in costume for the role of Glory Quayle in "The Christian," which was performed at Macauley's Theatre from March 7-10, 1900. She wears a crocheted toque and sailor shirt with tie. Viola Allen was...
    • Eleanor Robson. "Merely Mary Ann".

    • Eleanor Robson. "Merely Mary Ann".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Full-length character portrait of actress, producer, and writer Eleanor Robson in costume for the role of Mary Ann in the comedy "Merely Mary Ann," which she performed at Macauley's Theatre on November 30 - December 2, 1905. She wears...
    • Marie Prescott.

    • Marie Prescott.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of right profile of actress Marie Prescott. She wears a white dress reminiscent of those worn in ancient Greece, and her hair pulled back into a bun. Prescott and her husband, fellow actor R. D. McLean, toured together until Prescott's...
    • Viola Allen.

    • Viola Allen.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing; Cross dressing

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of actress Viola Allen in costume, possibly as a man. She wears a tunic with embroidered vest and sash, and holds a scabbard in her right hand. Viola Allen was born October 2, 1867 (sometimes listed as 1869)...
    • Eleanor Robson.

    • Eleanor Robson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Half-tone photomechanical print of actress, producer, and writer Eleanor Robson wearing a scullery cap, likely in costume for the role of Mary Ann in the comedy "Merely Mary Ann," which she performed at Macauley's Theatre on November 30 -...
    • Vokes Family.

    • Vokes Family.

    • Group portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing; Families

    • Group portrait of three Vokes sisters (Victoria, Rosina, and Jessie), who, with Fred and Fawdon Vokes, wrote and performed sketches as the Vokes Family in the 1880s. They are wearing dark, winter-weight dresses and hats. They performed "The...
    • Barney Macauley wearing fur hat.

    • Barney Macauley wearing fur hat.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of Bernard "Barney" Macauley wearing a fur hat, jacket, vest, and bow tie. Barney Macauley founded Macauley's Theatre in 1873, although his younger brother John T. Macauley became the theatre's proprietor in 1879....
    • Jennie Reiffarth.

    • Jennie Reiffarth.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of actress Jennie Reiffarth wearing a white hat or hair band at the back of her head and a velvet bow around her neck. She starred in "7-20-8, or Casting the Boomerang" at Macauley's Theatre from January 31 - February 2, 1884,...
    • Russell Bassett.

    • Russell Bassett.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of actor Russell Bassett wearing a bowler hat, mustache, three-piece suit and tie with stickpin. Bassett was born in 1846. He starred in "The World" at Macauley's Theatre in November 1881, likely the occasion for his inscription...
    • Estelle Clayton & Isabel Evesson.

    • Estelle Clayton & Isabel Evesson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Three-quarter length portrait of sisters Estelle Clayton (nee Evesson) and Isabelle Evesson standing next to a plant, wearing dresses with high collars. Estelle Clayton starred in two productions at Macauley's Theatre: "Esmerelda"...
    • Ed W. Dunn, circa 1899.

    • Ed W. Dunn, circa 1899.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Press agents; Men

    • Portrait of Ed W. Dunn wearing slicked-back hair sticking out in the back, a plaid suit jacket with American flag pin, white vest, and polka-dot bow tie. As his inscription indicates, Dunn served agent to performer and writer Stuart Robson...
    • Geo. C. Miln.

    • Geo. C. Miln.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of actor George Crichton Miln in the role of Hamlet. According to the inscription, he performed this role at Ford's Grand Opera House in London on April 13, 1883. He appeared at Macauley's Theatre on April 27-May 2, 1885,...
    • John Fox, Jr.

    • John Fox, Jr.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of John Fox, Jr. standing before a forest backdrop, wearing clothing and supplies (a canteen, a satchel) appropriate to an outdoorsman. He wrote the play "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," which...
    • Thos. Jefferson.

    • Thos. Jefferson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Three-quarter length seated portrait of performer Thomas Jefferson leaning his chin on his left hand, wearing a suit jacket and pin-striped pants. Thomas Jefferson, a fourth-generation actor, was born ca. 1857 in New York City, the son of Joseph...
    • Vokes Sisters.

    • Vokes Sisters.

    • Group portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Group portrait of three Vokes sisters (Victoria, Rosina, and Jessie), who, with Fred and Fawdon Vokes, wrote and performed sketches as the Vokes Family. They are wearing striped dresses with pinafores and wide-brimmed hats. These costumes may...
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