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et202.jpg (17544 bytes)JOSEPH JEFFERSON CDV. Carte de visite photograph, 4 1/8 x 2 1/2", portrays the actor as Rip Van Winkle. Sarony & Co., imprint. Fine tonality, condition and clarity.(Et.202); $85.

 

 

 

 

et203.jpg (21715 bytes)JOSEPH JEFFERSON CDV. Carte de visite photograph, 4 1/8 x 2 1/2", portrays the actor as Rip Van Winkle. Sarony & Co., imprint. Paste on label on back for Lovejoy & Foster, Chicago. Fine tonality, condition and clarity.(Et.203); $85.

 

 

 

 

et201.jpg (21685 bytes)JOSEPH JEFFERSON CDV. Carte de visite photograph, 4 1/8 x 2 1/2", portrays the actor as Rip Van Winkle. Period pirated image from Sarony . Overall Fine condition..(Et.201); $75. Presently also listed in ebay Store.  

 

 


Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905), American actor, best known for his portrayal of Rip Van Winkle. A member of a family of actors descended from the British actor Thomas Jefferson, he was born in Philadelphia. He made his stage debut at the age of three and toured with his family for a number of years. In 1865 in London he played for the first time the title role in a new theatrical version of Rip Van Winkle, adapted for him by the Irish-American playwright Dion Boucicault. For many years thereafter Jefferson continued to delight audiences all over the world as the astonished Yankee who had awakened after a 20-year nap.


et237.jpg (13802 bytes)EDWIN BOOTH CDV. cdv photograph, 4 1/8" x 2 1/2. waist up portrait of Edwin Booth. Gurney & Son, NY. imprint. Some light foxing in background, o/w VG-f. (Et.237); $75.

 

 

 

 

et227.jpg (24206 bytes)EDWIN BOOTH CDV. Carte de visite, 4" x2 3/8" . Ca. 1860s bust view of the noted actor Edwin Booth. No photographer's imprint, however taken from the negative and not a pirated image. Good tonality and contrast, original period pen id on verso. Overall fine cond. (Et.227); $75. 

 

 


(1833-93), U.S. actor. One of the first great American actors, Edwin Booth also won great fame in England. Born in Bel Air, Md., into a family of actors, he was the brother of actor John Wilkes Booth. He was the foremost American tragedian of his day who is remembered as one of the finest performers of Shakespeare's Hamlet. His other Shakespearean roles included King Lear, Othello, Richard III, Shylock, and Macbeth.


et207.jpg (18001 bytes)CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN CDV. Cdv photograph; Sarony imprint. Fine cond, clarity .(Et.207) $65. (1816-76), 
U.S. tragic actress, born in Boston, Mass.; called greatest Lady Macbeth of her age; played Meg Merrilies in 'Guy Mannering.


et211.jpg (22611 bytes)EDWIN FORREST CDV. Cdv photograph, 4" x 2 1/4"; C.D. Fredricks, NY backmark. Period pen id on verso.  Very slight trimmed on top of mount, o/w Fine cond, with strong contrast and tones. .(Et.211) $95.  
EDWIN FORREST (1806-1872), American actor,  made his first stage appearance in 1820; in 1826  had a great success as Othello.  His last appearance was as Richelieu in  1871. He died on the 12th of December 1872. He had amassed a large fortune, much of which he left by will to found a home for aged actors.


et216.jpg (25382 bytes)LESTER WALLACK CDV. Cdv photograph, 4" x 2 3/8".  Period pen id on verso. No photographer's imprint. Fine cond. ( Et. 216); $85. 

 

 

 

 

cdv101.jpg (42269 bytes)LESTER WALLACK CDV. Cdv photograph, 4" x 2 3/8".  Pencil id on mount. N photographer's imprint (though i believe a Sarony image). Mount trimmed on bottom, minor abrasion on emulsion top center of image,o/w good strong tones and contrast. ( Et. 101); $55. 

 

 


Lester Wallack, born in 1820, N.Y.,  died 1888 was born John Johnstone Wallack,  was an  actor playwright,  and manager of the Wallack Theatre Company, the training ground of virtually every important American stage performer of the 19th century. He was the son of the actor-manager James William Wallack.


et228.jpg (39009 bytes)ACTRESS MARY ANDERSON. Cabinet Card, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4. Pleasing portrait of Anderson as Perdita. Copyright 1883 Vanderweyde, New York. (Et. 228); $85.

 

 

 

 

cc042.jpg (82525 bytes)ACTRESS MARY ANDERSON. Cabinet Card, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Portrait of Anderson as Galatea. Copyright Sarony NY. Nice image. The horizontal line is in the image; he glass negative having cracked, Sarony still published the photograph. (CC. 042); $85.

 

 

 

 

cc041.jpg (71256 bytes)ACTRESS MARY ANDERSON. Cabinet Card, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Portrait of Anderson as Parthena. Vanderweyde, London. A bit of edge roughness on mount b/r corner, o/w fine image. (CC. 041); $85.

 

 


et241.jpg (127098 bytes)CARLOTTA  PATTI. Stereo view , 3 1/2" x 7" . Carlotta Patti was a soprano and the older sister of Adelina Patti. J. Gurney & Son, N.Y imprint.  Very small flaw in paper rt image, o/w VG. (Et.241) ;$ 85.


et215.jpg (81309 bytes)NINA VARIAN. Cabinet Card. 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" . View of actress Nina Varian, printed on bottom of mount. Houseworth Celebrities, San Francisco photographers imprint. some light soiling and foxing, overall Very good . (Et. 215); $65. SOLD

 


 

SARAH BERNHARDT.

et238.jpg (245463 bytes)SARAH BERNHARDT. Cabinet Card, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Standing portrait of  Sarah Bernhardt. Copyright 1880 Sarony, New York. some light soiling and wear, t/l corner has crack, o/w VG. (Et.238); $185.

 

 

 

et236.jpg (45807 bytes)SARAH BERNHARDT. Cabinet Card, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Bust portrait of  Sarah Bernhardt. Nadar, Paris backmark.  Some light soiling and wear, a bit of foxing, o/w VG. (Et.236); $165.

 

 

 

et234.jpg (40072 bytes)SARAH BERNHARDT. Cabinet Card, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Standing portrait of  Sarah Bernhardt. Copyright 1880 Sarony, New York. Mount trimmed on bottom affecting text of Sarony, o/w VG-F (Et.234); $195.

 

 

 

et235.jpg (208040 bytes)SARAH BERNHARDT. Cabinet Card, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Seated portrait of  Sarah Bernhardt. Copyright 1880 Sarony, New York. (Et.235); $245.

 

 

 

 

SARAH BERNHARDT. Her stage career started in 1862, largely in comic theatre and burlesque. She made her fame on the stages of Europe in the 1870s, and was soon in demand all over Europe and in the United States in New York. She soon developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress, earning the title, "The Divine Sarah"; arguably, she may have been the most famous actress of the 19th century.

 


 

et210.jpg (45274 bytes)KATE BATEMAN. Cdv, 4" x 2 3/8, Charles Fredricks "Specialite" New York backmark. Fine cond. (Et.210); $65.

 

 

 

 

et222.jpg (38107 bytes)KATE BATEMAN. Cdv, 4" x 2 3/8, Charles Fredricks  New York backmark. Fine cond. (Et.222); $65.

 

 

 

 

et223.jpg (40256 bytes)KATE BATEMAN. Cdv, 3 3/4 x 2 3/8, Charles Fredricks  New York backmark. Mount trimmed , o/w VG- Fine cond. (Et.223); $65.

 

 

 

 

Kate Josephine Bateman (Mrs. Crowe)  was an American actress.  In March 1860, the sixteen year old Bateman was on stage in her mother's adaptation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline in New York City. This role launched Bateman to stardom. Bateman's "greatest dramatic triumph" as an actress, was her role in Leah the Forsaken, as the title character Leah. The play opened  on January 19, 1863; it was extremely popular despite horrible reviews from dramatic critics. Bateman became identified with role of Leah, her emotional performance and "the bloodcurdling curse she hurled at her faithless Christian lover".  She married George Crowe  in 1866, then left the stage, but later revived Leah in 1868 at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Bateman left the stage again for several years due to a facial disfigurement caused by illness, but returned to the stage once more in 1891. 


et205.jpg (39999 bytes)MAGGIE MITCHELL. Cdv, 4" x 2 3/8, Period Pencil id on verso " Maggie Mitchell AMy 1865 Fanchob" J. Gurney & Son NY backmark. Light minor crease, o/w Fine cond. (Et.205); $SOLD

Maggie Mitchell (1832-1918) began her stage career with walk-on roles while still a child.  Mitchell achieved national celebrity in  1861, when she appeared in the title role of Fanchon, the Cricket—a light, sentimental comedy adapted from a story by George Sand. Her sprightly performance captivated audiences and critics alike and brought her overnight stardom. Mitchell continued to play the role of Fanchon for the next twenty-five years and counted Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow among her many admirers. Openly sympathetic to the Confederate cause, she became quite close to J.W. Booth and, in fact, sponsored his first benefit performance.  Mitchell, who liked to dance on the American flag as a defiant stand in support of the South, was one of the future assassin's closest friends... and believed, by many, one of his lovers.

 

 


 

et249.jpg (28057 bytes)SIGNED LYDIA THOMPSON CDV. Cdv photograph of Lydia Thompson, signed on verso " To Captain Little in Remembrance of- Lydia Thompson, Dublin, Nov 28, 1861. Backmark of Granfield, Dublin. Fine cond.(Et. 249); $245.

 

 

et204.jpg (36005 bytes)LYDIA THOMPSON CDV. Cdv photograph, 4" x 2 3/8, of Lydia Thompson. No backmark. Small stain residue from price sticker on back, o/w VG-Fine cond.(Et. 204); $55. Also presently listed in ebay store. 

 Already a star in Europe, the British born Lydia Thompson made her first appearance on the American stage at Wood's Theater, New York, on 28 September in Burnand's burlesque Ixion. She made an enormous effect with her extremely sexy (but never vulgar) performances, and what had been intended to be a six-month tour eventually developed into one of more like six years. Within nights, Lydia Thompson became the unquestioned burlesque queen of her period, leading her company of `British Blondes' (several of whom were not one or the other) around the country.  The blondes' trademarks were short trunks and shapely thighs, and the company thrived on a slightly scandalous reputation which Lydia and her managers fostered finely, winning nationwide publicity with the tales of her `lesbian attacker' and of her public horsewhipping of the ungentlemanly proprietor of the Chicago Times who had published a piece reflecting on the virtue of the 'blondes'.


et229.jpg (70751 bytes)RISQUÉ ACTRESS SYLVIA GERRISH. Cabinet card, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4", view of actress Gerrish in a rather risque outfit highlighting her ample thighs. Newsboy , New York photo imprint. Some corner and edge wear, soiling to back of mount, image fine. (Et.229);$125. 


et253.jpg (52717 bytes)RISQUE VIEW OF ACTRESS FRANCES EVERETT.  Cabinet Card. 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" . View of actress Frances Everett, printed on bottom of mount. Newsboy, New York photographers imprint. Rather risque for the period. Ca. 1890s, though there is rubber stamp on the back with a date "Nov 4, 1933" (Possibly an acquisition date of a library or newspaper morgue?). Blue pencil notation "about 1890" on back , overall Very Good.(Et.253); $75. 


et255.jpg (42460 bytes)RISQUE VIEW OF ACTRESS AGNES EVANS .  Cabinet Card. 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" . View of actress Agnes Evans, printed on bottom of mount. Newsboy, New York photographers imprint. Rather risque for the period. Ca. 1890s, though there is rubber stamp on the back with a date "Nov 4, 1933" (Possibly an acquisition date of a library or newspaper morgue?). Blue pencil notation "about 1890" on back , overall Very Good.(Et.255); $75.


et254.jpg (56158 bytes)RISQUÉ VIEW OF ACTRESS LEO CAMPBELL.  Cabinet Card. 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" . View of actress Leo Campbell, printed on bottom of mount. Newsboy, New York photographers imprint. Rather risque for the period. Ca. 1890s, though there is rubber stamp on the back with a date "Nov 4, 1933" (Possibly an acquisition date of a library or newspaper morgue?). Blue pencil notation "about 1890" on back , light stain background t/l , overall Very Good.(Et.254); $45. 


et256.jpg (46745 bytes)RISQUE VIEW OF ACTRESS LILY ELTON.  Cabinet Card. 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" . View of actress Lily Elton, printed on bottom of mount. Newsboy, New York photographers imprint. Rather risque for the period. Ca. 1890s, though there is rubber stamp on the back with a date "Nov 4, 1933" (Possibly an acquisition date of a library or newspaper morgue?). Blue pencil notation "Comic Opera 1890" on back . Minor crease b/r corner. . overall Very Good.(Et.256); $55.

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et248.jpg (120868 bytes)LEW BENEDICT- BLACK FACE ACTOR.  Cabinet Card. 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" . View of actor Lew Benedict cener, surrounded by varipus blackface characters he portrayed. Below images, faint but legible is "Lew Benedict" Doubledays' Saratoga Springs, NY photographers imprint.  Lew Benedict is best known for the Minstrel company of Duprez & Benedict's Minstrels , led by Charles H. Duprez and Lew Benedict. They enjoyed their greatest popularity in the late 1860s and 1870s. Benedict left the group in 1876. . Minor crease b/r corner. Small circular loss of emulsion surface t/ r corner, o/w.(Et.248); $300. 

   


 

et409.jpg (94749 bytes)RUTH ST. DENIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. 10" x 8" toned silverprint, pen inscription " To Rev.Amity(?) R Parshly with all bright(?) greeting, Ruth Denis. (I am uncertain as to a few of the words...hopefully you can take a better guess). Beautifully posed image of Denis, with strong tonality and contrast. Pencil id on verso " Ruth St Denis in "Ishtar" . Not dated, ca. 1920s, no photographer's id. Has been pasted in album, small remnants on back with accompanying  minor moisture rippling along edges, o/w VG-F cond. (Et.409); $425. 
 Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) was an early modern dance pioneer; founded Adelphi University's dance program in 1938 which was the one of the first dance departments in an American university. Her early works are indicative of her interests in exotic mysticism and spirituality. One of her more famous pupils was Martha Graham who attended  St. Denis' school of dance.

 

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