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    • Rachel Booth Powers.

    • Rachel Booth Powers.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of actress wearing straw hat and dress with pinafore and carrying hatbox, handbag, and parasol. Rachel Booth (1862-1955) married actor James T. Powers (1862-1943) in 1892. Since she signed her married name to this...
    • Kate Bensberg.

    • Kate Bensberg.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Three-quarter length portrait of Kate Bensberg with her hair pulled atop her head and her head bent over a book or musical score. She wears a white dress with fitted bodice and full skirt. A patterned shawl is slung over the back of an...
    • Etienne Girardot, circa 1902.

    • Etienne Girardot, circa 1902.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of performer Etienne Girardot leaning his cheek on his left index finger, wearing a three-piece checked suit with bow tie. Born in London, England, on February 22, 1856, Girardot starred in productions of "Miss Francis of Yale"...
    • Sarah Cowell Le Moyne, circa 1904.

    • Sarah Cowell Le Moyne, circa 1904.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Three-quarter length portrait of performer Sarah Cowell Le Moyne (also known as Mrs. Le Moyne) wearing a large hat with ostrich plume and a fur stole and muff. She performed in "The Two Orphans" at Macauley's Theatre in November 1904,...
    • Cecilia Loftus, circa 1905.

    • Cecilia Loftus, circa 1905.

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

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of performer Cecelia Loftus standing in right profile, wearing a long white dress and reading an open book. Cecelia Loftus was born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 22, 1876, and died in 1943. She starred in...
    • William Gillette, circa 1915.

    • William Gillette, circa 1915.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of performer and writer William H. Gillette seated with chin on left hand, wearing a three-piece suit with tie and pin-striped pants. Born July 24, 1853 in Hartford, Connecticut, Gillette starred in eight productions at Macauley's theatre...
    • Ethel Barrymore.

    • Ethel Barrymore.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of actress and director Ethel Barrymore wearing a dark dress, with her dark hair pulled back on either side of her part. Barrymore was born August 15, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents (Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew),...
    • Isabelle Coe, circa 1886.

    • Isabelle Coe, circa 1886.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of performer Isabelle Coe wearing a paisley shawl. According to the portrait's inscription, she appeared at Macauley's Theatre in "A Tin Soldier," which was performed there twice in 1886: in February and in November. She also...
    • J. E. Dodson, circa 1910.

    • J. E. Dodson, circa 1910.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of performer J. E. Dodson with arms folded, wearing eyeglasses, a three-piece pin-striped suit, and necktie. Dodson performed at Macauley's Theatre in "The House Next Door" in April 1910 and November 1910. The inscription is to...
    • E. Lawshé.

    • E. Lawshé.

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

    • Character portrait of the left profile of a man wearing a fedora, overcoat, eyeglasses, and leather gloves, attempting to light a cigarette. His inscription to Col. Macauley references the "Chili Con Carne Club," which was a men's poker...
    • Elsie Gerome, circa 1892.

    • Elsie Gerome, circa 1892.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Bonnets

    • Portrait of actress and singer Elsie Gerome with head tilted to her left, wearing a bonnet. There is no record of Elsie Gerome's appearance at Macauley's Theatre, but the date of her inscription indicates that she may have performed in "The...
    • Gilda Varesi as Lisa, circa 1920s.

    • Gilda Varesi as Lisa, circa 1920s.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing; Fans (Accessories)

    • Character portrait of performer and writer Gilda Varesi (later Gilda Varesi Archibald) with bobbed hair, a strapless dress, and long pearl necklace, partially obscured by a fan made of large feathers. Gilda Varesi starred as Madame Lisa Della Robia...
    • Kellar.

    • Kellar.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Magicians; Men

    • Three-quarter length seated portrait of Harry Kellar, who is bald and wears a three-piece suit with white bow tie. Magician Harry Kellar performed at Macauley's Theatre in December 1899 (billed as "The Great Kellar, Magical...
    • Julian Mitchell.

    • Julian Mitchell.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of Julian Mitchell standing in front of a set backdrop of a snowy urban outdoor scene wearing tattered clothing including a stocking cap and fingerless gloves. A director, choreographer, and producer named Julian...
    • Marion Giroux.

    • Marion Giroux.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of performer Marion Giroux wearing an off-the-shoulder dress. She starred in "My Friend from India" at Macauley's Theatre in February 1897, the occasion for the inscription of this portrait. Giroux also appeared in "Why...
    • Henry Woodruff, circa 1909.

    • Henry Woodruff, circa 1909.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of actor Henry Woodruff wearing a suit jacket, striped vest, and patterned tie. Woodruff was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1869 and graduated from Harvard University. He appeared in four productions at Macauley's Theatre between 1900...
    • Louis Seelbach, circa 1905.

    • Louis Seelbach, circa 1905.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men

    • Portrait of hotelier Louis Seelbach seated in a wooden chair, wearing a jacket, white vest with pocket watch fob, tie with stickpin, and mustache. Born in Rhenish, Bavaria, Germany on April 12, 1852, Louis emigrated to the United States in 1869,...
    • Clay Clement, circa 1898.

    • Clay Clement, circa 1898.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of writer, producer, and performer Clay Clement, Sr., wearing a suit jacket and dark necktie. Clay Clement starred in seven productions at Macauley's Theatre between 1887 and 1909. There is no record of a performance on March 28, 1898, the...
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