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Guide to the New-York Historical Society
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

Container List

Series I. Individuals, undated

Arrangement

Portraits are filed alphabetically by sitter, and are arranged in three subseries: Small Format, Medium Format, and Large Format.

Subseries I.A. Individuals (small format), undated

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Individuals (small) "A"

Scope and Contents

Aa - Az miscellaneous
Abbott, Emma
Adams, Maude
Aimee, Marie
Albani, Emma
Aldrich, Mariska
Allen, Viola

undated
Box: 2 Individuals (small) "A" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Anderson, Mary (3 folder)
Arbuckle, Matthew
Archer, Belle
Arliss, George
Armstrong, Sydney
Arthur, Julia

undated
Box: 3 Individuals (small) "B"

Scope and Contents

Baa - Bon miscellaneous

undated
Box: 4 Individuals (small) "B" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Boo - Bz miscellaneous
Bancroft, Helen
Barrett, Lawrence
Barrett, Wilson
Barrymore
Barrymore, Ethel
Barrymore, Maurice
Bateman, Kate
Belasco, David
Bellew, Kyrk
Bernhardt, Sarah

undated
Box: 5 Individuals (small) "B" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Bingham, Amelia
Blanchard, Kitty
Boniface
Booth
Booth, Agnes
Booth, Edwin (3 folders)
Boyd, Anna
Branscombe, Maude
Bull, Ole
Burroughs, Marie
Burton
Byron

undated
Box: 6 Individuals (small) "C"

Scope and Contents

Caa - Coq miscellaneous

undated
Box: 7 Individuals (small) "C" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Cor - Cz miscellaneous
Calve, Emma
Campanini, Italo
Campbell
Cardinali, Franco
Carleton, W. T. (William T.)
Carmencita
Carter, Leslie, Mrs.
Caruso, Enrico
Cavendish, Ada
Cayvan, Georgia

undated
Box: 8 Individuals (small) "C" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Chanfrau
Chapin, Ben
Cheatham, Kitty
Child, Edmund Bramhill
Clarke
Claxton, Kate
Clayton, Estelle
Coghlan, Rose
Collins, Lottie
Cooke
Coquelin, Constant

undated
Box: 9 Individuals (small) "C" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Crabtree, Charlotte
Crane, Willam H.
Cushman, Charlotte

undated
Box: 9 Individuals (small) "D"

Scope and Contents

D miscellaneous

undated
Box: 10 Individuals (small) "D" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Daly, Augustin
Damrosch, Walter
Dauvray, Helen
Davenport
Davenport, Edward L.
Davenport, Fanny (2 folders)
Davenport, May
Davis

undated
Box: 11 Individuals (small) "D" (continued)

Scope and Contents

De Treville, Yvonne
Dietz, Linda
Dillon, Louise
Dixey, Henry E.
Don, Laura
Douglas, Lillian
Draper, Ruth
Drew
Drew, John
Dunning, Alice
Dyas, Ada

undated
Box: 12 Individuals (small) "E"

Scope and Contents

E miscellaneous
Eames, Emma
Ellis
Ellsler, Effie
Emmet, J. K. (Joseph Kline)
Ethel, Agnes
Evans, Lizzie
Evesson, Isabelle
Eytinge

undated
Box: 13 Individuals (small) "F"

Scope and Contents

F miscellaneous
Farnum
Farrar, Geraldine
Faversham, William
Fernandez, Bijou
Fetter, Selene

undated
Box: 14 Individuals (small) "F" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Fields, Julia Winston ?
Fisher
Fiske
Florence, William Jermyn
Forbes-Robertson
Forrest, Edwin
Forsyth, Kate
Fougere, Eugenie
Fox
Fox, Della
Fox, George Lafayette
Fuller, Loie

undated
Box: 15 Individuals (small) "G"

Scope and Contents

G miscellaneous

undated
Box: 16 Individuals (small) "G" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Garrick, David
Gerrish, Sylvia
Gilbert, Mrs. G. H.
Gilbert, John
Glaser, Lulu
Goodwin, Nat C. (Nathaniel Carll)
Granger, Maude
Grubb, Lillian

undated
Box: 17 Individuals (small) "H"

Scope and Contents

H miscellaneous

undated
Box: 18 Individuals (small) "H" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Hackett, James Keteltas
Hading, Jane
Hall, Pauline
Harned Virginia
Harriot, Clara Morris
Harris
Harrison
Harrison, Maud
Hart
Hauk, Minnie
Henderson
Heron
Hilliard, Robert Cochran
Holland
Holland, E. M.
Hoffman, Josef
Hopper, De Wolf
Hopper, Edna Wallace

undated
Box: 19 Individuals (small) "I"

Scope and Contents

I miscellaneous
Irving, Henry
Irving, Isabel

undated
Box: 20 Individuals (small) "J"

Scope and Contents

J miscellaneous
Jackson, May
James, Louis
Janauschek, Francesca Romana Magdelena
Jansen, Marie
Jefferson, Joseph (2 folders)
Jewett, Sara
Johnson, Benjamin
Jones

undated
Box: 21 Individuals (small) "K"

Scope and Contents

K miscellaneous

undated
Box: 22 Individuals (small) "K" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Kean, John Charles
Kean, Edmund
Keene, T. W.
Kelcey, Herbert
Kellogg, Clara Louise
Kemble
Kendal, Madge
Kendal, William Hunter
Kidder, Kathryn
King
Kirk, Doris

undated
Box: 23 Individuals (small) "L"

Scope and Contents

L miscellaneous
Langtry, Lillie (3 folders)

undated
Box: 24 Individuals (small) "L" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Lee
Lehman, Lilli
Leslie, Elsie
Lewis
Lewis, James
Lewis, Jeffreys
Lind, Jenny (3 folders)

undated
Box: 25 Individuals (small) "M"

Scope and Contents

M miscellaneous

undated
Box: 26 Individuals (small) "M" (continued)

Scope and Contents

McCullough, John
Mac Dowel, Melbourne
Macready, William Charles
Mannering, Mary
Mansfield, Richard
Mantell, Robert B. (Robert Bruce)
Marfield, Dwight
Marie, Paola
Markham, Pauline
Marlowe, Julia (2 folders)
Martin, Luke
Martinot, Sadie

undated
Box: 27 Individuals (small) "M" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Massey, Rose
Mather, Margaret
May
Melba, Nellie, Dame
Miller, Henry
Miskel, Caroline
Mitchell, Maggie
Modjeska, Helena
Montague, H. J. (Henry James)
Moore
Moore, Adelaide
Morant, Fanny
Morris, Clara
Morton, Dorothy
Murdoch
Myers, Annie

undated
Box: 28 Individuals (small) "N"

Scope and Contents

N miscellaneous
Neryda
Neilson, Adelaide (2 folders)
Nilsson, Christine
Nordica, Lillian

undated
Box: 29 Individuals (small) "O"

Scope and Contents

O miscellaneous
Olcott, Chauncey
Oumiroff, Bougea

undated
Box: 29 Individuals (small) "P"

Scope and Contents

P miscellaneous

undated
Box: 30 Individuals (small) "P" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Paderewski, Ignace Jan
Palmer, Minnie
Parselle, John
Pateman, Isabella
Patti, Adelina
Pavlova, Anna
Pinza, Ezio
Pixley, Annie
Plympton, Eben
Potter, Mrs. James Brown

undated
Box: 31 Individuals (small) "R"

Scope and Contents

R miscellaneous

undated
Box: 32 Individuals (small) "R" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Rankin, McKee
Raymond, John T.
Reddisch, Meta
Rehan, Ada (3 folders)
Reszke
Reynolds, Genevieve
Rhea, Hortense
Rice, Fanny
Rigl, Emily
Rignold, George
Ristori, Adelaide

undated
Box: 33 Individuals (small) "R" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Robe, Annie
Robson, Stuart
Rogers
Rolson, Stuart
Roze, Marie
Russell
Russell, Annie
Russell, Lillian (4 folders)
Russell, Sol Smith
Russell, Tommy

undated
Box: 34 Individuals (small) "S"

Scope and Contents

Sa - Sr miscellaneous

undated
Box: 35 Individuals (small) "S" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Ss - Sz miscellaneous
Salvini, Alexander
Salvini, Tommaso
Sandow, Eugen
Scalchi, Sofia
Sembrich, Marcella
Sheridan, W. E. (William Edward)
Siddons, Scott, Mrs.

undated
Box: 36 Individuals (small) "S" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Smith
Sothern, Edward Askew
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh)
Stanhope, Adeline
Stanley
Starr, Frances
Steele, Joseph F.
Stevenson, Charles A.
Stoddart, James Henry
Strakosch
Strakosch, Moritz

undated
Box: 37 Individuals (small) "T"

Scope and Contents

T miscellaneous
Taber, Robert
Taylor
Tearle, Osmond
Tempest, Marie
Templeton, Fay
Terry, Ellen
Thomas
Thompson, Lydia
Thorne, Charles R. Jr.
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir

undated
Box: 38 Individuals (small) "U"

Scope and Contents

U miscellaneous
Urquhart, Isabelle

undated
Box: 38 Individuals (small) "V"

Scope and Contents

V miscellaneous
Varian, Nina
Vokes, Rosina

undated
Box: 38 Individuals (small) "W"

Scope and Contents

W - Wel miscellaneous

undated
Box: 39 Individuals (small) "W" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Wen - Wz miscellaneous
Wainwright, Marie
Wallack
Wallack, Lester
Waller
Ward
Warfield, David
Weathersby, Eliza
Webb
Webster, Lizzie
Wendell, Evert Jansen

undated
Box: 40 Individuals (small) "W" (continued)

Scope and Contents

Wheatley, William
Williams
Williams, Barney
Williams, Hattie
Wilson, Francis
Wittkowska, Marta
Wood
Wood, John, Mrs.
Wyndham, Charles

undated
Box: 40 Individuals (small) "Y"

Scope and Contents

Y miscellaneous
Yeamans
Yoel, Peggy King

undated
Box: 40 Individuals (small) "Z"

Scope and Contents

Z miscellaneous

undated
Box: 40 Individuals (small) "composite portraits"
undated

Subseries I.B. Individuals (medium format), undated

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "A"

Scope and Contents

Adams, Maude
Alda, Frances (2 images)
Anderson, Mary
Anglin, Margaret (3 images)
Apollo Musical Club
Aston, Tony
Augusta, La Petite

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "B"

Scope and Contents

Banci, Alessandro
Bancroft, Squire
Barrett, Lawrence
Barry, Billy
Barrymore, Ethel
Baxter, Pete
Behr, Carrie
Belasco, David
Bernhardt, Sarah
Booth (separate folder)
....Booth, Agnes
....Booth, Edwin (3 images)
....Booth, John Wilkes (4 images)
....Booth, Junius Brutus (2 images)
....Booth, Rachel
Bowers. Mrs. D. P.
Brignoli, Pasquale
Brougham, John
Bryant, Dan
Bull, Ole (2 images)
Burton, William E. (William Evans)

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "C"

Scope and Contents

Calve, Emma
Campanini, Cleofonte
Carey, Eleanor
Caron, Rose
Carter, Helen E. H.
Caruso, Enrico
Cary, Annie Louise
Celeste, Madame (Celine)
Cheatham, Kitty
Child, Edmund Bramhill (2 images)
Christy, Edwin Pearce
Coghlan, Rose (3 images)
Collier, William
Cook, Augustus
Cooke, George Frederick
Coquelin, Constant (2 images)
Cornell, Katharine
Crane, William H.
Crosman, Henrietta
Cushman, Pauline

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "D"

Scope and Contents

Dailey, Peter F.
Daly, Augustin
Damrosch, Leopold
Davenport, Fanny
Davenport, May
De Bar, Ben
Dempsey, John
Dewey
Dougherty, Hughey
Downing, Robert
Drew, John (2 images)
Dunning, Alice
Duse, Eleonora
Dyck, Ernest van

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "E"

Scope and Contents

Eddinger, Wallace
Elssler, Fanny
Emmet, J. K. (Joseph Kline)

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "F"

Scope and Contents

Faversham, William
Fechter, Charles
Fetter, Selene
Fish, Nicholas (2 images)
Fisher, Charles (2 images)
Fiske, Minnie Maddern
Florence, William Jermyn
Florence, Mrs. W. J. (William Jermyn)
Forrest, Edwin (2 images)
French, Colonel

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "G"

Scope and Contents

Galli-Curci, Amelita
Garden, Mary (2 images)
Garrick, David
Gaylor, Bobby
Geddes, Norman Bel
Gilligan, Helen
Goodwin, Myra
Goodwin, Nat C. (Nathaniel Carll)
Gordon, Amy
Griffin, Richard
Gulick, Earl

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "H"

Scope and Contents

Hackett, James Keteltas
Hading, Jane
Hall, M. Andre
Hamlin, Tom
Harris, Estelle
Harris, William (2 images)
Hart, Tony, including Gallant 69th (2 images)
Hauk, Minnie
Haynes, Minnie Gale
Hepburn, Katharine
Holland, E. M.
Holland, Mrs. E. M.
Hopper, De Wolf (2 images)
Howard, Cordelia (2 images)
Hutchinson family (2 images)

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "I"

Scope and Contents

Irving, Henry, Sir (2 images)

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "J"

Scope and Contents

Jamieson, William
Jefferson, Joseph (4 images)
Johnson, Louise
Jones, George, Mrs.
Jones, M. Sissieretta (2 images)
Juch, Emma

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "K"

Scope and Contents

Kalich, Bertha
Kean, Charles John
Kean, Edmund (3 images)
Kean, Ellen (2 images)
Keene, Tom
Kemble, John Philip
Kernell, Harry
Kerrigan and McCarthy

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "L"

Scope and Contents

Lackaye, Wilton
Lauder, Sir Harry (2 images)
Langtry, Lillie (2 images)
Lecomte
Lewis, James
Lind, Jenny (separate folder; 74 images)
Little Mac

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "M"

Scope and Contents

McCullough, John
Mac Dowel, Melbourne
MacGregor, Helen
Macready, William Charles
Magnier, Marie
Mansfield, Richard
Marlowe, Julia (2 images)
Mayo, Frank
Modjeska, Helena
Montez, Lola
Moore, Flora
Morris, Clara
Morris, Nina
Muratore, Lucien

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "N"

Scope and Contents

Neilson, Adelaide
Nelson, Miss
Nethersole, Olga
Newcomb, Bobby
Nilsson, Christine (2 images)
Nordica, Lillian
Noria, Jane

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "O"

Scope and Contents

Otis, Elita Proctor

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "P"

Scope and Contents

Paderewski, Ignace Jan
Palmer, Minnie
Parker, Louisa V.
Parodi, Teresi
Passmore, Walter
Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Paullin, Louise
Phelps, Samuel
Piccolomini, Marietta (2 images)
Pickford, Mary
Powers, James T.
Primrose, George
Proctor, J.

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "R"

Scope and Contents

Rachel
Ratchkoff, Bess (Nadia) de
Raymond, John T.
Reddisch, Meta
Rehan, Ada
Reszke, Jean de
Rhea, Hortense
Rice, Tom
Ristori, Adelaide
Robson, Stuart (2 images)
Rogers, Gus
Rogers, Max
Rogers, Will
Ross, Charles J.
Rothberg, Elizabeth
Russell, Annie (2 images)
Russell, Lillian (10 images)
Russell, Marie Booth

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "S"

Scope and Contents

Salvini, Tommaso (3 images)
Sedgwick, Amy
Sembrich, Marcella (2 images)
Scanlan, W. T.
Schaffer, Josephine (4 images)
Scheff, Fritzi
Siddons, Sarah (2 images)
Skipworth, Alison
Slezak (2 images)
Sontag, Henriette
Sothern, Edward Askew
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh) (separate folder; 15 images)
Spalding, Albert
Strauss, Henrietta Treffz

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "T"

Scope and Contents

Taglioni, Marie
Tauscher, Johanna
Terris, William
Terry, Ellen, Dame (2 images)
Thompson, Denman
Thumb, Tom
Toole, John Lawrence

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "V"

Scope and Contents

Valentino, Rudolph
Valleria, Alvian Lohmann (Schoning)

undated
Drawer: Medium Individuals (medium) "W"

Scope and Contents

Wainwright, Marie
Wallack, James William
Wallack, Lester
Wallack, William
Walsh, Blanche (2 images)
Walsh, Mike
Warren William
Watkins, Harry
Weekes, Frederick Delano
West, Lillie
Western, Lucille
Westerner, Lillian
Williams, Gus
Winans, Mrs. John
Wittkowska, Marta (5 images)

undated

Subseries I.C. Individuals (large format), undated

Container 1     Title Date
Drawer: Large Individuals (large) "C"

Scope and Contents

Crane, William H. (2 images)

undated
Drawer: Large Individuals (large) "G"

Scope and Contents

Green, William B.

undated
Drawer: Large Individuals (large) "L"

Scope and Contents

Lind, Jenny (separate folder; 4 images)

undated
Drawer: Large Individuals (large) "M"

Scope and Contents

Marlowe, Julia

undated
Drawer: Large Individuals (large) "P"

Scope and Contents

Patti, Adelina
Potter, Mrs. James Brown
Powers, Leland T. (2 images)

undated
Drawer: Large Individuals (large) "R"

Scope and Contents

Russell, Lillian (separate folder; 5 images)

undated

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