Massive Collection Antique Theatre Actors: Cabinet Cards, CDVs, Programs (1860s-1900s)

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We sold this item at auction for $3,400
 in November, 2023.

Massive collection of antique theatrical material including photographs, advertising cards, theatrical trade cards for specific performances, cabinet cards, oversize cabinet cards, stereoview and CDV portraits of early stars of the American and British stage, dating from c1863 to the early 1900s.

Shakespearean actors, dramatic actors, comedians, minstrels, musicians, Opera singers and more. Many photographers, including Bradley & Rulofson of San Francisco. All beautifully compiled by a theatre collector over many years, lovingly displayed in protective sleeves and accompanied by biographies and mini reproduction insets to illustrate the importance of each original piece of memorabilia. (All original pieces are easily removable from protective sleeves.)

Advertising / trade cards for specific American theaters and performances such as Hazel Kirke in the Farewell Week of the Madison Square Theatre Company at the Baldwin Theatre … a silk souvenir program from a performance by Corse Payton Comedy Co. … promotional card for the Ideal East Lynne Company featuring “Little Gertie” … programs … double-sided color lithograph advertising Effie Ellsler as Hazel Kirke at the Bowdoin Theatre, Boston … admission ticket for the Fireman’s Ball held at the Idaho Springs, Colorado Opera House (1893) … colorful advertising card for Corinne “The Little Queen” on the Stage … and others.

Below is a list of all 132 performers whose original photographs appear in this collection, some are featured in more than one original image:

Adelaide Neilson (1848-1880)
Adelaide Ristori (1822-1906)
Ada Rehan (1857-1916)
Agnes Evans (1832-1903)
Alice (Dunning) Lingard (1839-1911)
Alice Atherton (1858-1932)
Alice Oates (1860-1936)
Annie Louise Cary (1842-1921)
Annie Pixley (1858-1893)
Annie Summerville (1862-1922)
Antoinette Perry (1888-1946)
Barry Sullivan (1821-1891)
Bella Pateman (1849-1915)
Blanche Bates (1873-1941)
Blanch Walsh (1873-1935)
Bret Harte (1836-1902)
Camille DuBois (1868-1946)
Carlotta LeClereq (1844-1912)
Carrie Lavarnie (1842-1903)
Catherine “Kitty” Blanchard (1847-1908)
Charles Fechter (1824-1879)
Charles John Kean (1811-1868)
Charlotte Cushman (1816-1876)
Clara Louise Kellogg (1842-1916)
Clara Morris (1848-1925)
Cora Tanner (1861-1931)
Corinne (1861-1931)
David Warfield (1866-1951)
Dion Boucicault (1820-1890, autographed CDV)
Edward Askew Sothern (1826-1881)
Edward Loomis Davenport (1816-1877)
Effie Chappy (1857-1908)
Effie Ellsler (1855-1942)
E.H. Sothern (1859-1933)
Eileen Karle (Miss Karle) (1865-1939)
Elizabeth Crocker Bowers (1850-1896)
Ellen Terry (1847-1928)
Eloise Johnson Bridges (1856-1944)
Emelie Melville (1851-1932)
Emma Abbott (1850-1891)
Estelle Clayton (1863-1917)
Etta Reed (1858-1939)
Fanny / Fannie Ward (1872-1952)
Fay Templeton (1865-1939)
Flora Finlayson (1865-1950)
Frank Albert Daniels (1871-1936)
Frank M. Mayo (1858-1929)
Frederick Barkham Warde (1851-1935)
Fred Leslie (1855-1932)
Fritzi Scheff (1879-1954)
Harriett Vernon (1847-1936)
Helen Western (1864-1930)
Helena Modjeska (1840-1909)
Henry E. Dixey (1859-1943)
Henry James Montague (1844-1878)
Irene Perry (1874-1937)
Irene Verona (1877-1937)
James K. Hackett (1869-1926)
James O’Neil (1849-1920)
Jeffreys Lewis (1844-1919)
Jefferson De Angeles (1857-1935)
Jennie Dickerson (1852-1929)
Jennie Kimball (1864-1948)
Jennie Lee (1848-1925)
Jenny Lind (1820-1887)
John Drew (The Younger) (1853-1927)
John McCullough (1837-1885)
John T. Raymond (1836-1887)
Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905)
Josie Gregory (1867-1936)
Julia Dean Hayne (1830-1912)
Julia Marlowe (1865-1950)
Kate Castleton (1841-1933)
Kate Claxton (1848-1924)
Kate Santley (1837-1923)
Kate Stokes (1863-1928)
Lawrence Barrett (1838-1891)
Lew Fields (1867-1941)
Lillian Russell (1860-1922)
Lizzie Webster (1861-1914)
Lottie Collins (1865-1910)
Louis James (1842-1910)
Louise Eissing (1865-1955)
Louise Montague (1852-1936)
Madge Alphabet (1860-1912)
Marie Aimee (1852-1935)
Marie Booth Russell (1854-1930)
Marie Burroughs (1858-1946)
Marie Majilton (1861-1929)
Marie Wainright (1866-1926)
Marie Jansen (1857-1939)
Marion Manola (1856-1904)
Mary Anderson (1859-1940)
Mary Frances Scott Siddons (1844-1914)
Matilda Agnes Heron (1830-1877)
Maxine Elliott (1868-1940)
Minna K. Gale (1863-1939)
Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932)
Minnie Palmer (1859-1936)
Mrs. Brown Potter (1857-1936)
Mrs. Leslie Carter (Caroline Louise Dudley) (1862-1937)
Mrs. WIlliam J. Florence (Malvina Pray) (1844-1921)
Nat C. Goodwin (Nathaniel Carl Goodwin) (1857-1919)
Nina Farrington (1870-1956)
Nina Varian (1867-1943)
Robert G. Ingersol (1833-1899)
Robert Mantel (1855-1926)
Roland Reed (1864-1934)
Rose Coghlan (1851-1932)
Rose Eytinge (1835-1911)
Rose Massey (1868-1934)
Sadie Martinot (1869-1954)
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)
Signor Salvini (1830-1916)
Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905)
S.C. Campbell (1845-1927)
Stephen C. Massett (1820-1898)
Stuart Robson (1836-1903)
Susan Denin (1839-1929)
Sylvia Gerrish
The Levy Sisters (Eva and Camille)
Viola Allen (1869-1948)
Vernona Jarbeau (inscribed and autographed) (1866-1942)
William Barrett
William Faversham (1868-1940)
William Gillette (1853-1937)
William Henry Crane (1845-1928)
William James Scanlan (1856-1901)
William J. Florence (1831-1891)
William Scanlan (1856-1898)
Willie Edouin (1854-1908)
Yolande Wallace

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