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    • Robert Ingersoll, circa 1898.

    • Robert Ingersoll, circa 1898.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men

    • Autographed portrait of R. G. (Robert Green) Ingersoll seated, wearing a three-piece suit and tie. Ingersoll lectured on "Why I Am an Agnostic" at Macauley's Theatre on February 23, 1898. In previous years, he had given lectures on...
    • Vera Michelena. Princess Chic Co.

    • Vera Michelena. Princess Chic Co.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Autographed portrait of performer Vera Michelena wearing an off-the-shoulder dress and snake-shaped cuff on her upper arm. She was born in New York City in 1884, and died in 1961. The inscription indicates that she performed with the "Princess...
    • Scene from a minstrel stage show.

    • Scene from a minstrel stage show.

    • Theatrical productions; Minstrel shows; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes; Posing

    • Production photograph of a scene from a minstrel stage show, with an outdoor backdrop and picnic props. One man in blackface points a shotgun at another man in blackface, while a man in the middle, with long sideburns and wearing a hunting cap and...
    • George W. Wilson.

    • George W. Wilson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Blackface entertainers; Men; Costumes

    • Portrait of actor George W. Wilson in blackface. He wears the collar of his shirt up, and rests his chin on his left hand. This image depicts African Americans in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many viewers; the University of...
    • Man in Oriental costume.

    • Man in Oriental costume.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of heavyset man wearing bald cap and kimono, standing with legs wide apart and gesturing with outstretched arms. This image depicts Asians in a stereotyped fashion that may be offensive to many viewers; the University...
    • Frank Daniels "The Ameer".

    • Frank Daniels "The Ameer".

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of comedic actor Frank Daniels wearing a suit jacket and white tie with stickpin. Daniels starred in fourteen productions at Macauley's Theatre between December 1885 and March 1911, including "The Ameer," in January 1901....
    • Alfred M. Hampton.

    • Alfred M. Hampton.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of Alfred M. Hampton with hands resting on a table behind him, wearing a three-piece suit and tie with checked pants. Inscription on mount, lower center: Yours in doubt Alf. M. Hampton. Newspaper clipping on...
    • George K. Murray, circa 1891.

    • George K. Murray, circa 1891.

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

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of actor George K. Murray wearing a mustache, top hat, jacket with tails, ascot, and pinstripe pants, and holds a cane in both hands. Inscription on mount verso: Will this do for leads? Yours, Geo. K. Murray...
    • Palace of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1893.

    • Palace of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1893.

    • World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.); Exhibition buildings; Buildings; Flags

    • A large institutional building located on a small waterway as seen from a nearby bridge or shore. Five flags are flying from the building. Small ferry and sight-seeing boats are passing by. It appears to be the Palace of Fine Arts constructed for...
    • Qur'an Commentary fragment.

    • Qur'an Commentary fragment.

    • Koran--Commentaries

    • Original sixteenth century leaf from a commentary or writings about the text of the Qur'an written on handmade paper. Followers of Islam find the Qur'an to be the literal word of God, revealed through the prophet Muhammad and containing all things...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Persian

    • An original manuscript leaf from a late sixteenth century or early seventeenth century Persian Qur'an, written and illuminated circa 1570-1630 on handmade paper. The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find...
    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • Persian language

    • Leaf from a nineteenth century Persian language history book produced in India, most likely Jaipur, in AH 1284. The date, according to the Islamic calendar, is counted from 622 CE when the Prophet Muhammad made his Hijra or Hegira, moving from...
    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian

    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. One of Persia's most famous poets, the twelfth century Nizam-uddin Abu Mahommed Ilyas bin Yusuf lived most of his life in Ganja, in what now is Azerbaijan. Nizami is best remembered for his...
    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • History in Persian, fragment.

    • Persian language

    • Leaf from a nineteenth century Persian language history book produced in India, most likely Jaipur, in AH 1284. The date, according to the Islamic calendar, is counted from 622 CE when the Prophet Muhammad made his Hijra or Hegira, moving from...
    • Hafiz, 14th cent. Divan, fragment.

    • Hafiz, 14th cent. Divan, fragment.

    • Persian poetry

    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. This original fourteenth century leaf is from a calligraphic manuscript of the Divan of Hafiz, the collected poems of the poet also known as Muhammed Shamsuddin Hafiz or Shamsoddin Mohammad...
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