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    • Car Crash.

    • Car Crash.

    • Performance art; Performances; Performances & portrayals; Accidents; Automobiles; Death; Writing; Artists; Men; Spectators; Audiences; Sitting; Standing; Costumes; Clothing & dress; Suits (Clothing); Neckties; Neckwear; Eyeglasses

    • "In a darkened room, Dine, acting the part of 'car' in a silver-sprayed cap and raincoat, swerved to avoid 'hits' from the raking 'headlights' attached to fellow performers. The lights went on and off amid clatterings and amplified collision...
    • William Roach of Frankfort, Kentucky, 1930.

    • William Roach of Frankfort, Kentucky, 1930.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men; School superintendents; Reformatories

    • William Roach of Frankfort, Kentucky, wearing a checkered printed tie. The photograph has been painted on, badly creased, missing right edge, and discolored from age. Handwritten on back of image: Acting Superintendent of Frankfort Reform. Stamped...
    • Juliette Cordon, Bostonians.

    • Juliette Cordon, Bostonians.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of elegantly-attired woman (in dress with feather trim at bodice; opera-length gloves; bustle and train) leaning against a mantel on a stage set including a backdrop with window and ledge. The reference to...
    • Blanche Ring, circa 1904.

    • Blanche Ring, circa 1904.

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

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of actress Blanche Ring, seated, wearing wide-brimmed hat with ostrich plumes and dress in patchwork pattern. Blanche Ring came from an acting family (brother Cyril and sister Frances were also performers, as...
    • Barney Reynolds, circa 1887.

    • Barney Reynolds, circa 1887.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of actor Barney Reynolds looking straight ahead. He is balding, and wears a tuxedo with white bow tie. "Evangeline," starring George Fortesque and Alice Butler, was staged at Macauley's Theatre on September 29, 1887, the date of...
    • John T. Raymond.

    • John T. Raymond.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of actor John T. Raymond in costume as an old man with white hair and mustache, peering over eyeglasses wearing a dark jacket with white bow tie. Born John O’Brien in 1836, he took the stage name John T. Raymond, and performed...
    • J. T. Raymond, as Col. Sellers.

    • J. T. Raymond, as Col. Sellers.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of actor John T. Raymond in costume for the role of Colonel Sellers from Mark Twain's "The Gilded Age," which he often performed under the title "There's Millions In It." He stands next to a wooden...
    • Lawrence Barrett.

    • Lawrence Barrett.

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

    • Character portrait of American actor and producer Lawrence Barrett wearing a mustache and goatee, brimless hat, high-collared shirt, and tunic, possibly for the role of Hamlet. Barrett was born Lawrence Brannigan in Paterson, New Jersey on April 4,...
    • Reed and Collier Company.

    • Reed and Collier Company.

    • Group portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Actresses; Men; Women; Boys; Pianos

    • Group portrait of the Reed and Collier Company acting troupe, which performed "Hoss and Hoss" at Macauley's Theatre twice: on September 14-19, 1891, and April 20-22, 1893. The troupe's co-director, Willie Collier, is also listed as...
    • Ellen Terry.

    • Ellen Terry.

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

    • Autographed halftone print character portrait of Ellen Terry, seated, wearing a dress with ruffled collar and hat. Dame Ellen Terry was born Alice Ellen Terry on February 27, 1847 in Coventry, England, made Dame of the British Empire in 1925, and...
    • Bert Coote.

    • Bert Coote.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of Bert Coote, a young man wearing a plaid suit jacket and necktie. Coote was a member of the Reed and Collier Company acting troupe, which performed "Hoss and Hoss" at Macauley's Theatre twice: on September 14-19, 1891, and...
    • Barney Reynolds, circa 1887.

    • Barney Reynolds, circa 1887.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of actor Barney Reynolds looking down at a pocket watch. He is balding, and wears a tuxedo with white bow tie. Reynolds was a member of the Reed and Collier Company acting troupe, which performed "Hoss and Hoss" at Macauley's...
    • Florence Barry, circa 1889.

    • Florence Barry, circa 1889.

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

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of actress Florence Barry wearing a cap, jacket, and long skirt. She is perched on a stone pedestal, leaning on her right hand. Barry was a member of the Reed and Collier Company acting troupe, which...
    • Ellen Terry.

    • Ellen Terry.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of Ellen Terry, her head turned to her left, wearing a black velvet hat and dress with bow at neck. Dame Ellen Terry was born Alice Ellen Terry on February 27, 1847 in Coventry, England, made Dame of the British Empire in 1925, and died...
    • Kate Bateman.

    • Kate Bateman.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of actress Kate Bateman as a young woman. She is seated, wearing an off-the-shoulder dark dress, with her hair down in ringlets. She is possibly costumed for the role of Leah in "Leah, the Forsaken," which she performed in London...
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