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    • Lydia Thompson.

    • Lydia Thompson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Women; Actresses

    • Three-quarter length portrait of woman wearing her hair piled high atop her head (with long strands also worn down), a heavy necklace and earrings, and a long-sleeved dress with stripes at the cuffs. She is leaning onto her right arm, set atop a...
    • Bertha Welby.

    • Bertha Welby.

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

    • Autographed character portrait of Bertha Welby, in costume for a role as an aristocratic woman. She is seated on a brocade chair in front of a set backdrop featuring a window, and wears her hair piled atop her head (and possibly powdered), an long...
    • Mary Anderson.

    • Mary Anderson.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of left profile of Mary Anderson wearing a plumed hat, fur coat, and blouse with high collar. Mary Anderson is the stage name of Mme. de Navarro. Born in 1859, she made her stage debut at Macauley's Theatre in "Romeo and Juliet"...
    • Miss Eliza Weathersby.

    • Miss Eliza Weathersby.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of Eliza Weathersby seated and leaning on her right arm, which is resting on an ivy-covered pillar. She holds a flower in her left hand. The actress, who died in 1887, was married to actor Nat C. Goodwin (1857-1919). She performed in six...
    • Wilson Barrett.

    • Wilson Barrett.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Character portrait of Shakespearean actor Wilson Barrett wearing a suit jacket, tie with stickpin, and unbuttoned houndstooth overcoat. His curly hair is worn relatively long in the back, with short bangs. Barrett was born February 18, 1846 in...
    • Misses Lillian & Minnie Conway.

    • Misses Lillian & Minnie Conway.

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

    • Oval-shaped portrait of sisters Lillian and Minnie Conway in costumes of winter-weight dresses with hats and shawls. They are huddled together, with the woman at right facing the woman at left, who is facing the camera. The Conway sisters were the...
    • 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...
    • Rose Massey.

    • Rose Massey.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of performer Rose Massey. She is seated with her head tilted to her right and leaning on her hands. She wears a hat and a dark-colored dress with a brocade pattern at the edges. Location of photo studio: New York (N.Y.)
    • Miss Fanny Davenport.

    • Miss Fanny Davenport.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes

    • Character portrait of left profile of American actress Fanny Davenport. Her top is fastened at the neck, and she wears a straw hat festooned with ribbons. Born into a family of actors on April 10, 1850, Davenport was the leading lady of actor...
    • 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...
    • John Wilkes Booth.

    • John Wilkes Booth.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Portrait of infamous actor John Wilkes Booth, wearing hair parted at the side, a handlebar mustache, a dark suit jacket and tie, an overcoat, and leather gloves. Born May 10, 1838, the youngest brother of renowned actors Edwin Booth and Junius...
    • John Gilbert.

    • John Gilbert.

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

    • Full-length character portrait of performer John Gilbert in costume for the role of Sir Anthony Absolute in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's "The Rivals." He is seated facing left, and wears a white wig, long jacket, vest, knee-length pants,...
    • Maude Adams in her new play, "Peter Pan".

    • Maude Adams in her new play, "Peter Pan".

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

    • Composite of nine separate photographs of Maude Adams, an actress born Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 11, 1872. She appeared at Macauley's Theatre thirteen times between 1902 and 1918, including two performances as...
    • Kittie Blanchard & Kate Claxton.

    • Kittie Blanchard & Kate Claxton.

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

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of actresses Kitty Blanchard and Kate Claxton costumed in matching scullery hats and dresses. Kate Claxton starred in eight productions at Macauley's Theatre between January 1877 and May 1890. Kitty...
    • 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...
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