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Theatrical Portrait Collection
circa 1800-1985 (bulk, 1850-1920)
 PR-104

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Rick Hunter, March 2003; migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta, May 2020.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 30, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Access Points

Subject Names

  • Adams, Maude, 1872-1953
  • Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940
  • Carter, Leslie, Mrs., 1862-1937
  • Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921
  • Child, Edmund Bramhall, 1846-1946
  • Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899
  • Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967
  • Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
  • Garrick, David, 1717-1779
  • Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911
  • Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905
  • Jefferson, Joseph, 1869-1919
  • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833
  • Langtry, Lillie, 1853-1929
  • Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887
  • Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950
  • Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931
  • Neilson, Adelaide, 1848-1880
  • Odell, George Clinton Densmore, 1866-1949
  • Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
  • Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916
  • Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
  • Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900
  • Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888

Document Type

  • Albumen prints
  • Cabinet photographs.
  • Cartes-de-visite (card photographs).
  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Film stills
  • Illustrations.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Portraits.

Subject Organizations

  • Capezio
  • Thomas Houseworth & Co.

Subject Topics

  • Actors
  • Actresses.
  • Costume
  • Dancers
  • Female impersonators
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Theater -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Vaudeville

Family Name(s)

  • Barrymore (Family)
  • Booth (Family)
  • Davenport (Family)
  • Drew (Family)