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    • Lillian Russell as "Pepita".

    • Lillian Russell as "Pepita".

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

    • Full-length character portrait of performer Lillian Russell in costume for the title role in the opera "Pepita," composed by her second husband, Edward Solomon. She is standing in a corner, wearing a tam, black corset-style top, and white...
    • Kate Bensberg.

    • Kate Bensberg.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of Kate Bensberg on a stage set of a cottage with window, door, and wooden stool. She wears a puffy white hat and long dress with brocade floral skirt. The Kate Bensberg Opera Company performed "L'Ombra,"...
    • Robt. Dunbar.

    • Robt. Dunbar.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of actor Robert Dunbar standing in front of a set backdrop wearing a mustache, military cap, jacket with epaulets and brass buttons, white leggings, and high boots. He carries two swords: one holstered to his left...
    • Little Butter Cup Miss Jessie Bartlett.

    • Little Butter Cup Miss Jessie Bartlett.

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

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of performer Jessie Bartlett in costume for the role of Buttercup in Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta "H. M. S. Pinafore." Standing before a backdrop of a ship's deck, she wears a headscarf and...
    • Sam L. Studley, circa 1891.

    • Sam L. Studley, circa 1891.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Theatrical producers & directors; Men

    • Three-quarter length portrait of Samuel L. Studley, theatrical musical director for the Bostonians comic opera troupe, wearing a thick handlebar mustache, suit, and tie. He stands with left hand in jacket pocket. Inscription on print: Sincerely...
    • Francis Wilson.

    • Francis Wilson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of Francis Wilson, an actor who also wrote, directed, and produced the Francis Wilson Opera Company, and served as the first President of Actors' Equity Association (1913-1920). He is wearing a tweed jacket and collarless shirt. Wilson...
    • Edwin W. Hoff.

    • Edwin W. Hoff.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of performer Edwin W. Hoff standing in front of the door to a modest house, wearing an ethnic costume of fez, mustache, and embroidered garments, possibly for his role in "The Begum," a comic opera set in...
    • Pa and the Kid.

    • Pa and the Kid.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men

    • Portrait of two men (father and son?) with bushy mustaches, wearing suit jackets and ties with pins. It seems unlikely that this portrait is related to the opera performances of The Boston Ideals, which appeared at Macauley's Theatre on the date of...
    • Frank M. Norcross.

    • Frank M. Norcross.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Full-length portrait of performer and manager F. M. (Frank M.) Norcross wearing mustache, top hat, pin-striped overcoat, leather gloves, and suit and tie. Norcross appeared at Macauley's Theatre in "Princess Andrea" (March 1886) and...
    • Francis Wilson.

    • Francis Wilson.

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

    • Autographed full-length character portrait of Francis Wilson, an actor who also wrote, directed, and produced the Francis Wilson Opera Company, and served as the first President of Actors' Equity Association (1913-1920). He stands on a stage set...
    • Joseph F. Sheehan.

    • Joseph F. Sheehan.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of left profile of actor Joseph F. Sheehan, who has grown corpulent since his portraits dated 1904. He wears a pinstripe suit jacket with tie. The Joseph F. Sheehan English Opera Company performed five operas at Macauley's Theatre on...
    • Estelle Ward.

    • Estelle Ward.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Oval-shaped portrait of dark-haired actress Estelle Ward with a pin curl. She appeared at Macauley's Theatre in the Rice Opera Company's version of "The Pearl of Pekin" in October 1890. Inscription on mount, lower half: To Mr. Macauley...
    • Adelaide Norwood, circa 1903.

    • Adelaide Norwood, circa 1903.

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

    • Character portrait of actress Adelaide Norwood standing in front of a curtain wearing a fan in her hair and a dress and jacket adorned with sequins and pom-poms. Ms. Norwood performed with the Castle Square Opera Company when they appeared at...
    • Tom Karl.

    • Tom Karl.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of Tom Karl in three-quarter profile, wearing a mustache and suit jacket with tie. Karl performed at Macauley's Theatre with the Boston Ideal Opera Company in "Fatinitza," among seven repertory productions, the week of January 21...
    • Grace Van Studdiford.

    • Grace Van Studdiford.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Women; Costumes

    • Character portrait of right profile of actress Grace Van Studdiford, actress and co-producer (with Charles Bradley) of the Grace Van Studdiford Amusement Company, which specialized in comedy and opera. She wears a cape, embroidered bolero jacket,...
    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Bible, France, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • Leaf from a small portable Gothic Bible, copied in France in the thirteenth century. The Latin translation used throughout this period was known as the Vulgate, since Latin was the common or vulgar language read by all literate people of the time....
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