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    • The latest portrait of Ethel Barrymore.

    • The latest portrait of Ethel Barrymore.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Periodical illustrations

    • Theatre Magazine page featuring actress and director Ethel Barrymore, who was born August 15, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents (Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew), siblings (John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore), and other...
    • Edwin Booth as Richelieu.

    • Edwin Booth as Richelieu.

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

    • Widely-reproduced photogravure character portrait of actor Edwin Booth as the title character in "Richelieu," which he performed at Macauley's Theatre on four of his six visits: in April 1874, November 1877, January 1882, and February...
    • Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle.

    • Joseph Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle.

    • Portraits; Actors; Men; Costumes; Posing

    • Full-length character drawing of red-haired performer, producer, and arranger Joseph Jefferson III, in costume for his famous role as "Rip Van Winkle." He is seated on a table, wearing a hat, jacket, striped tie, knickers, and spats, and...
    • Alexander Salvini.

    • Alexander Salvini.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of Alexander (Alessandro) Salvini, a famous Italian actor best known for light opera performances. He has curly hair, an intense expression, and wears a toga. The son of Tommaso Salvini, Salvini was born in 1861 and appeared at...
    • Edwin Booth.

    • Edwin Booth.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of Edwin Booth, wearing long-hair, a mustache and goatee, and costume (including sword), and standing in front of a backdrop with a tree and columns. He is probably playing the role of Iago in Shakespeare's...
    • Owens; Solon Shingle.

    • Owens; Solon Shingle.

    • Portraits; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Lithograph character portrait of actor John E. Owens in the role that he made famous, as Solon Shingle in the play "Solon Shingle, or, The People's Lawyer" by Joseph Stevens Jones. He is peering over eyeglasses, and wears a hat, jacket...
    • Edwin Booth.

    • Edwin Booth.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Seated portrait of Edwin Booth, wearing three-piece suit with bow tie and holding a piece of paper. Born November 13, 1833, Booth was a performer, producer, and theatre owner/operator. He managed the Winter Garden theatre (1863-1867), and built...
    • Joe Jefferson.

    • Joe Jefferson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of performer, producer, and arranger Joseph Jefferson III as the wizened Caleb Plummer, wearing a stovepipe hat and striped shirt with knotted tie. Jefferson was born in 1829 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died April 23, 1905...
    • Modjeska - "Rosalind".

    • Modjeska - "Rosalind".

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

    • Full-length character portrait of Mme. Helena Modjeska costumed as a man, wearing a hat, tunic, leggings, and boots and posing with large spear. The annotation indicates that she is performing the role of Rosalind in the Shakespearean comedy...
    • Tom Thumb wedding group.

    • Tom Thumb wedding group.

    • Group portraits; Portrait photographs; Wedding clothing & dress; Men; Women; Dwarfs

    • Full-length portrait of four little people (two men and two women) in wedding attire. This may be a portrait of the actual "General Tom Thumb" (Charles Sterwood Stratton, 1838-1883), a dwarf who became famous traveling in P.T. Barnum's...
    • Edwin Booth.

    • Edwin Booth.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men; Costumes

    • Character portrait of Edwin Booth in Shakespearean costume, possibly for a role as Hamlet. His hair is curly, and he wears a dark tunic. Edwin Booth, born November 13, 1833, was a performer, producer, and theatre owner/operator. He managed the...
    • 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...
    • Modjeska.

    • Modjeska.

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

    • Full-length portrait of actress Helena Modjeska standing in front of a backdrop featuring a tree and ferns, wearing a hat tied beneath her chin with a ribbon, a cape trimmed with fringe, and a long dress. Mme. Helena Modjeska, born October 12,...
    • Fritzi Scheff, circa 1904.

    • Fritzi Scheff, circa 1904.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Opera singers; Women

    • Three-quarter length photogravure portrait of famous opera singer Fritzi Scheff wearing a hat, cape, and muff. Born August 30, 1879 in Vienna, Austria, Scheff gave a command performance for Queen Victoria in 1900 (at age 21), and was decorated. She...
    • Ethel Barrymore, circa 1904.

    • Ethel Barrymore, circa 1904.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Full-length photogravure portrait of actress and director Ethel Barrymore wearing a long dress, turned to her right with her hands behind her back. Barrymore was born August 15, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents (Maurice Barrymore and...
    • Mrs. John Drew as Mrs. Malaprop.

    • Mrs. John Drew as Mrs. Malaprop.

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

    • Photogravure of full-length character portrait of Louisa Drew (Mrs. John Drew) in costume for the role of Mrs. Malaprop in "The Rivals." She is seated, with left arm on a table, wearing an ostrich-plumed hat and a regal gown. Born Louisa...
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