VICTORIAN THEATRE POSTERS, PLAYBILLS AND PROGRAMMES FOR SALE
VICTORIAN THEATRE PHOTOGRAPHS & VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN PICTURES OF ACTORS ETC.
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Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, a playbill for 1 February 1850 with plays A Way to Pay Old Debts by Massinger and the melodrama The Ragpicker of Paris. Actors and people named on poster: Mr. Powrie (Thomas Powrie), Mr. T. King, Mr. Wyndham (Robert Wyndham), Mr. F.A. Robinson, Mr. Ranger, Henry Webb (Harry Webb), Mr. W. Cooper (William Cooper), Mr. Vaudrey, Mr. Lyons (probably Thomas Lyons), Mr. Channing, Mr. W. Webster, Mr. H. Vivash, Miss Vivash, Mr. Josephs, Mrs. Josephs, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Kimber, Mr. Deulin, Miss Cleaver, Miss A. Vining, Miss Nicoll, Miss Weems, Miss Frankland, Mr. Murray. 8 by 13 inches. Small hole at top where it was nailed up, good condition.
Price £40 Ref. no. 1b

Vokes Family, a carte de visite of the pantomime performers and dancers by Elliott and Fry of Fred, Fawdon, Jessie, Victoria and Rosina Vokes. Good condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 1bb

Mrs. Swanborough, a carte de visite of Mary Ann Swanborough, one of the owner's of the Strand Theatre in London, by Sarony of Scarborough. A couple of marks, good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 2b

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, a playbill for 15 May 1850 for the benefit of Miss Nicol with plays Hearts are Trumps by Mark Lemon, The Window Duties and The Tale of Mystery. Also an 'astonishing' calisthenic performance by Nicolo Deulin and his two sons. Also a musical selection by the orchestra. Actors and people named on poster: Miss Nicol, Mr. T. King, Mr. Vaudrey, Mr. F.A. Robinson, Mr. W. Cooper (William Cooper), Henry Webb (Harry Webb), Mr. Lyons (probably Thomas Lyons), Mr. Carroll, Miss Frankland, Miss Parker, Mr. Wyndham (Robert Wyndham), Mr. Murray, Mr. Channing, Mr. Danvers, Mr. Carroll, Miss A. Vining, Mr. Kimber, Mr. Josephs, Miss Vivash,.
Printed by Reid of Nottingham Place, Edinburgh. 8 by 13 inches. A couple of small edges tears, slight loss to bottom left edge (not affecting text) good condition.
Price £40 Ref. no. 3b

Jennifer Carnell, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre: Theatre Biographies of the Victorian Managers, Actors, Dancers, Pantomime Performers, Music Hall Artistes and Circus Performers who worked with Braddon between 1852 and 1860 (Sensation Press, 2016). 500 page paperback. For further details click here.
£39.99 Ref. no. 4b

The Royal Globe Theatre, Newcastle Street, Strand, London, large playbill for 2 October 1869, Breach of Promise by T.W. Robertson and Progress by T.W. Robertson. Actors etc. listed: John Billington, John Clarke, Mr. Collett, Mr. Devere, Lydia Foote, Henry Neville, Sefton Parry (manager), John Parselle, Edward Marshall, Mr. J. Tindale, Mr. A. Paulo, Rose Behrend, Miss Hughes, Mrs. Stephens, Mr. Westland, scenery by J. Dayes and Caney, furniture by James Lyons, music by G. Richardson. Tickets available from Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Bubb, Lock & Hadwen, Lacon & Ollier, Chappell's, Cramer & Beale, Cock, Addison & Co., Keith and Prowse, Mr. Ollivier, Mr. Carter, Hopwood & Crewe, Hammond & Co., Hays. Mr. Nugent (box office). Madame Epitaux (Saloon). Printed by Arliss & Co. of 15 Great Queen Street. 19½ inches by nearly 15 inches. Old brown strip of paper from mounting on left hand side, a few splits and chips. Good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 5b

Trapeze Artiste Alphonso Spirello, carte de visite of a trapeze artiste by James R. Philpotts, Photographic Chemist, Newnham, Gloucestershire. Identified in pencil, possibly later, as ‘Alphonso Spirello. Trapeze.' Spirello may actually read Spirella, Spinella or Spirellas. Interesting backstamp for the photographer as printed in the style of an appointment to the Royal family, but instead to circuses and performers: ‘Photographer by Appointment to J. & G. Sanger's Great Hippodrome & W. Sanger's Royal Waxworks, Mander's Star Menagerie, Hengler's Royal Cirque Variete, W.S. Woodin, The Liverpool Gymnasium & Edmonds late Wombwells Royal Menagerie.' The photographer James Richard Philpotts (1834-1910) was a chemist and druggist in Newnham, Gloucestershire and his business was in the High Street. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 5bbb

Mrs. Charles Mathews, a carte de visite of actress Mrs. Charles Mathews (Lizzie Davenport) by Mayall of London. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 6b

Theatre Royal, Ayr, Scotland, a large Scottish theatre playbill for 16 December (1848) under the management of Miss Fielding. The Lady of Lyons by Edward Bulwer Lytton and The Moustache Movement. Actors and people named on poster: James Bisson, Mortimer Murdoch, Miss Fielding, Mrs. Bisson, Mrs Langley, Mr. J.C. Burne, Mr Sherbourne, Mr. J. Gould, Mr. J. Appleby, Mr. Reid, Mr. Parke, Mr. F. Howard, Mr. H. Hill, Mr. Sherbourne, Mr. Melvin, Mr Banks, Miss Gordon. Fragile with chips and tears.
Price £30 Ref. no. 7b

Charles Dillon, a carte de visite of Charles Dillon in costume by H.N. King of Bath. Good condition. There is a biography of Dillon in Jennifer Carnell's book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre.
Price £45 Ref. no. 7bb

Walter Gordon, a carte de visite of actor and playwright Walter Gordon by Fradelle & Leach of London. Autographed in ink on front ‘Yours very truly Walter Gordon'. There is a biographical entry for Gordon in Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Very faded.
Price £20 Ref. no. 8b

Barney Williams and Mrs. Barney Williams, carte de visite of American performers Barney and Mrs. Williams. Faded and probably a pirate image.
Price £10 Ref. no. 9b

Unknown Actress, a carte de visite sized photograph remounted on album paper of an actress in costume with moustache. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 10b

Charles Kean, Stereoscopic photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company of the Kean Testimonial silver designed by H.H. Armstead and made by Hunt and Roskell and given to Charles Kean by fellow old Etonians. It was exhibited at the International Exhibition of 1862. In the twentieth century it was sadly broken up or melted down - though the inscribed plaque does still survive... Good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 11b

James Sheridan Knowles, a carte de visite of Irish actor and playwright James Sheridan Knowles by H.J. Whitlock of Birmingham. Knowles died in 1862, not long after this picture must have been taken. Slight fading to left upper side, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 12b
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Theatre Royal Bristol, playbill for 31 December 1866 to January 5 1867 for the Christmas pantomime Robin Hood and the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest and the play Perfection. Lessee and manager James Henry Chute. Box office at Brunt's Music Warehouse, St. Augustine's Parade, Drawbridge. Scenery by George Gordon, Walter Spong, Mr. Harford and Frank Jones, orchestra leader Mr. Salmon, stage manager Mr. W.H. Vernon, machinery by Messrs Shattock and Eddles, props by Mr.Prichard, costumes by Miss Kendall, music by Mr. Salmon and Mr. Chapman, dances by Miss Mandlebert.
Actors and performers: Mr. Anderson, Mr. Arnott, Miss Arnott, Mr. Barker, Miss Blandford, Miss Brewer, Miss Bullock, Miss B. Clarke, Miss E. Clarke, Miss Cruise, Miss Flynne, Mr. Fosbrooke, Mr. Frayley, Miss Goodyer, Miss Harwell, Miss Hooten, Great Little Huline (clown), Master J. Huline, Master W. Huline, Mr. James, Miss Jenkins, Mr. Macullum, Miss Macullum, Kate Mandlebert, Anna Merchant, Mr. O'Reilly, Jane Rignold, Susan Rignold, Miss Smith, Mr. Temple, Miss Tolman, Miss Vaughan, Venn, Miss Widgery, Mr. Williams, Mr. Williamson (pantaloon).
In the panto there were also child performers who played the forest elves and represented a yearly retrospect of Bristol pantomimes. These were probably local children, all boys: Masters Duffy, Henry Lewis, William Pyne, W. Boundy, C. Ball, Cowlishaw, Drew, T. Thame, C. Vincent, Widgery, Williams, William Gale, Exon, Jones, Ashton, C. Jenkins, R. Smith, William Harwell, William Coggan, A. Coggan, Lewis, Johnson, A. Collier, Waters, C. Adams, Murphy, Herbert, Davis, C. Webster, T. Boundy, Sylvester, J. Waters, Rogers, Thoman, C. Hooper, Houghton, G. Hooper, H. Pyne and Henry Vincent.
Playbill printed by the Mercury and Daily Post Offices, Broad Street.
29 inches by 9 inches. Some edge chips and loss (not affecting text), a hole to blank edge repaired with archival tape.
Price £35 Ref. no. 13b

Joseph Mee Hubbard, a cabinet photo of gymnastics professor Joseph Mee Hubbard (c.1846-1916) by J. Bradney Cooper of 82a New Street, Birmingham. Autographed on front in ink ‘Faithfully Yours, Jos. M. Hubbard' and on the reverse ‘In kindest remembrances of October 1st & 2nd 1885'. He is shown in costume and wearing his medals for gymnastics. Joseph Hubbard was born in Ibstock in Leicestershire and taught gymnastics in the Birmingham area. He married Louisa Jane Playfair in 1878. Some fading and loss to bottom left corner of the card (not affecting the photo). Scarce. Good condition.
Price £40 Ref. no. 14b

Horace Wigan, William Farren, Thomas Thorne, Patty Oliver and David James, a carte de visite by Elliott and Fry of London showing the actors in Scene 2, Act 5 of The School for Scandal at the Vaudeville Theatre, Easter 1875. Good condition.
Ref. no. 15b Price £25

Royal Liver Theatre, Church Street, Liverpool, 21 October 1843, Road to Ruin by Holcroft, Lost and Won! or, Fame Retrieved by Mark Lemon, The Poor Gentleman, The Young Devil; or, The Infernal Compact by Mrs. Malone Raymond, Ask no Questions; or, The Veteran Guard, Mariette; or the Reward by Miss E. Malone Raymond. Actors and people named on poster: Mr. Baker, Mr. H. Bedford, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Browne, Mr. Cockrill, Mr. Davis, Mrs. Davis, Mr. Edmonds. Mrs. Fisher, Mr. Gordon, Mrs. Gordon, Mr. E.L. Hime, Miss Linley, Mr. J. Lunt, Mr. Mackay, Miss Massall, Richard Malone Raymond, Miss Ribbon, Mr. Scharf, Miss Sinnett, Mr. Shuttleworth (box office), Miss Treble, Frederick Vining, Anthony Younge. Printed by S.A. Hurton, Printer, Rose Street, Liverpool. 20 inches by 7½ inches. Four edge repairs with archival tape by a previous owner. Good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 16b

Frank Matthews, a carte de visite of Frank Matthews in costume as Baron Puck in The Grand Duchess in 1868. Photograph taken by Thomas H. Douglas, Chamberlain Road, Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh. Fading but good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 16bb

Theatre Royal, Bristol, 31 December 1877. Poster for the pantomime Beauty and the Beast by William Muskerry. Notable in the cast are the daughters of two famous Victorian writers: Eva Ross Church (the daughter of novelist Florence Marryat and Captain Marryat and Roland Phillips, the daughter of Watts Phillips. Actors and theatre people named on poster: James Henry Chute (manager), Mr. G. Chapman (leader of the band & composer), Mr. Barraud (scenic artist), Brandon Ellis (stage manager), Mr. Harcourt, Eva Ross-Church, Mr. Morrell (scenery), Henry Owen (machinery), Mrs. Shapcott (costumes), Mrs. Adams (costumes), Mrs. Bristow (costumes), George Owen (props & animals), Mr. Lloyd (effects), Mr. W. Waite (choreography), George Gordon (scenery), Roland Phillips, Miss Talbot, Kate Mandlebert, George Stretton, Mary Griffiths, John Rouse, Mr. Fosbrooke, Bob Smith, Mr. Percy, Mr. H. Baily, Miss C. Elton, Miss Armytage, Millie Cooke, Little Louis (clown), William Waite (harlequin), Mr. R. Smith (pantaloon), Clemolo & Erobert, Mr. A. Leigh, Miss Fielding, Miss Frayley, Miss Boundy, Miss Florence & Miss Florence, Miss M. Stead, Miss Fielding, Miss Parker, Miss Lovejoy. 30 inches by 10 inches. Good condition. A small old tape repair at top, good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 17b

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert O'Grady, carte de visite of music hall artistes Mr. and Mrs. Hubert O'Grady by Brown Brothers of 31 High Street, Belfast. Identified on front in ink as on front ‘Mr. and Mrs. H. O'Grady'. On reverse in ink ‘The property of George Leglere April '73'. In the early 1870s the O'Gradys toured music halls with their Irish wit and humour act. Belfast born Hubert O'Grady later became a successful playwright and he and his wife toured with their own company. He died in Liverpool in 1899. Fading on the left side of the picture, otherwise good condition. For a biography of the owner of picture, Leglere, see Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre by Jennifer Carnell.
Price £45 Ref. no. 17bbb

Samuel Franklin Cody, The Klondyke Nugget, a rare large colour poster advertising The Klondyke Nugget by showman and aviator S.F. Cody. It measures 30 inches by 20 inches and it has been mounted at a later date on to a canvas backing. Very good condition.
Price £100 Ref. no. 18b

The Builder of Bridges, two real photo postcards showing scenes from The Builder of Bridges by Alfred Sutro, with Barbara Hannay, George Alexander, Irene Vanbrugh and Harcourt Williams. Rotary Photos 7446c snd 7446e. Daily Mirror Studios. Good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 19b

Henry Irving, printed postcard by an anonymous publisher showing a picture of the last playbill for Henry Irving's last performance before his death at the Theatre Royal, Bradford on 9 October 1905. Some creases and marks.
Price £5 Ref. no. 20b

Robert Soutar, a carte de visite of a young Robert Soutar by W. Clark of Brighton. Identified in pencil on reverse and as 'Mr. Soutar' on front. A small headshot from this picture and a biography of actor Robert Soutar can be found in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 21b

Surrey Theatre, engraved print of the outside of the Surrey Theatre, dating from about 1850. Mounted in a mat and so could be framed.
Price £10 Ref. no. 22b

Hermann Vezin, photographic woodburytype portrait of Hermann Vezin by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘yours sincerely Hermann Vezin'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Bend to very top right corner of card area.
Price £7 Ref. no. 23b

Madge Kendal and W.H. Kendal, large print of the Kendals in Impulse, published on 21 July 1883. Three tears to edges and creasing to corners.
Price £10 Ref. no. 24b

Florence Gerard, large print of Florence Gerard as Mrs. George D'Alroy in Caste. By Jack. Published 1883. Corners creases and paper a little grubby.
Price £5 Ref. no. 25b

Mrs. Charles Mathews (Lizzie Davenport), a carte de visite of Mrs. Charles Mathews by Hennah & Kent of Brighton. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 26b

Robert Reece, a woodburytype carte de visite published by the Wednesday Programme of playwright and author Robert Reece. Dating from about 1875. Reece was the author of pantomime, librettos for opera, comedies, farces, and burlesques including The Vampire, Forty Thieves and Aladdin at the Royal Strand Theatre and Gaiety Theatre. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 27b

Charles Kean, steel engraved portrait of Charles Kean after a daguerreotype. Paper browned, one edge roughly cut, good condition. Published in about 1850.
Price £9 Ref. no. 28b

Adelina Patti, a carte de visite of Adelina Patti by L. Haase and Co. of Berlin, Koeln and Breslau. The image is a rare trick photograph with a double exposure so that Patti is in conversation with herself as a twin. Mark to bottom of the right skirt, good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 29b

Bella Pateman, a real photo postcard of Bella Pateman and Julia Neilson. Autographed by Bella Pateman in ink 'Yours sincerely Bella Pateman'. Photographer Ellis and Walery. Published by J. Beagles & co. A little faded, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 30b

Bella Pateman, a carte de visite of a young Bella Pateman by Norman and Norton of London. Fading and a couple of marks.
Price £15 Ref. no. 31b

William Rignold, a carte de visite photograph of actor William Rignold by M. Allen and Co. of Dublin. It was taken in about 1863 when Rignold was in the company at the Theatre Royal, Dublin. The carte de visite once belonged to the Rignold/Rignall family and is inscribed in pencil on the reverse. '‘William Rignold (father of Marie & Dora Rignold)'. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 32b

Miss Cleeves, carte de visite photograph of actress Miss Cleeves by the London Stereoscopic Company. ‘Mrs Price' is written in ink next to her name and is presumably her married name. Miss Cleeves made her first appearance at the Olympic in 1878 and appeared in such plays as The Two Orphans. She seems to have left the stage later that year. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no.33b

 

Lionel Brough, a real photo postcard of Lionel Brough. Autographed by Brough in ink 'Yours truly, Lionel Brough'. Good condition. Photographer Lizzie Caswell Smith, Rapid Photo Company card. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 34b

Maud Middleton, a carte de visite photograph of Maud Middleton by the London Stereoscopic Company. Hand tinted. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 35b

George Vining and John Nelson, a carte de visite of George Vining and John Nelson in costume in The Comedy of Errors. The photographers are Southwell Brothers of London. A couple of marks and fading. See the next item for a matching picture from the same production.
Price £15 Ref. no. 36b

Lydia Thompson, a carte de visite photograph of Lydia Thompson by Elliot and Fry. Some fading and a couple of small marks, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 37b

Charles and Henry Webb, a carte de visite sized photograph - removed from its original mount and mounted on album paper and later removed from album - of the Webb Brothers in The Comedy of Errors at the Princess's Theatre in 1864. The photographer was probably Southwell Brothers. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 38b

Kate Clifton, an autographed carte de visite of Kate Clifton by the Photographie Parisienne of Brussels. Signed in ink on the reverse 'To L.A.P. with Katie's love'. A couple of marks from when the image was developed, good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 39b

Paul Bedford, a carte de visite photograph of Paul Bedford by Henry Rigge of London. A few marks but good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 40b

Janette Steer, a cabinet photograph of Janette Steer by R.E. Ruddock of Newcastle. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 41b

Mr. A. Andrews, a carte de visite of actor A. Andrews in costume by Marcus Ward & Co. of Belfast. In pencil on reverse ‘A member of Warden's coy.' Theatre manager J.F. Warden's company was at the Theatre Royal, Belfast and this carte de visite once belonged to his family collection.
Price £25 Ref. no. 42b

Robert Loraine, a real photo postcard autographed in ink on the front by actor and aviator Robert Loraine. Rotary photo postcard showing him in the play The Man From the Sea. Name on reverse of the recipient in ink Therese H. Viehoff (Therese Harriet Viehoff 1867-1950, a Manchester schoolteacher). Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 43b

Mabel Sinclair, real photo postcard of the ventriloquist with her dummy (who looks very like Coster Joe, the dummy of Fred Russell) by Frank Dobson, The Photo Works, Waterloo, Liverpool. A slight crease, otherwise good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 44b

Rowley Cowper, printed postcard of ventriloquist Rowley Cowper with his dummy. Posted by Cowper himself on 16 April with a handwritten message by Cowper himself reading ‘Penge, S.E., Dear Will, Flo will catch first train after 5 from Anerley. I will follow later. No time to look up trains. Rowley'. Addressed to Will Rose, who was a plumber, at 33 Mount Street, Dorking, Surrey. A little aging and marks, good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 45b

Sidney Gandy and Ethel Inglefield, a real photo postcard of Sidney Gandy, his wife Miss Inglefield and his ventrilioquist dummy, who had an act in the 1890s and 1900s with a musical society entertainment, and they also performed as mind readers or 'thought transmission' as they called it, magicians and Sidney was talented in the field ventriloquism. The Gandys real names were William Gandy and Ethel Mary Inglefield and Ethel was the daughter of Michael Inglefield, doorman at the House of Commons. Good condition. William Gandy was born in Stratton, Hampshire and died after an accident when he was thrown from a horse near Guildford in 1912. Rare. Good condition.
Price £60 Ref. no. 46b

Charles Fechter, a carte de visite photograph of Charles Fechter as Hamlet by John and Charles Watkins of London. Very good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 47b

Charles Kean and Ellen Kean, two carte de visites of the actors. Charles Kean by Mayer of London, Ellen Kean by H.N. King of Bath. Good condition.
Price £40 Ref. no. 48b

Carlotta Leclercq, a carte de visite of Carlotta Leclercq by Bassano of London. Some aging and a number of marks (marks mainly to background). She is wearing a moire silk dress.
Price £15 Ref. no. 49b

Royal Princess's Theatre, Edinburgh, large playbill for July 6, 1877. Miss Harfleur's company with Frank Archer as Hamlet, also The Two Orphans and the Ship on Fire.
Actors: James Craig, Mr. Hilton, Mr. Flockton, Frank Archer, Edward Major, Mr. Stuart, Mr. Wallace, Mr. R. Danvers, Miss Ross, Mr. F.G. Darrell, Mr. Miller, Mr. Hasell, Mr. Carville, Mr. Johnson, Mr. E. Sidney, Mr. Heath, Mr. James, Miss Harfleur, Miss Allen, Miss Beale, Mr. B. Parker, Sidney Smith, Mr. Sylvester, Mr. Harris, Mr. Farren, Mrs. Charles Pitt, Miss Birchenough, Miss Rachel.
Others mentioned: A.D. McNeil (lessee), Jenny Willmore (to arrive following week with company) and James Brydone (printer).
29 inches by 10 inches. Good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 50b

Lucy Buckstone, a carte de visite photograph of Lucy Buckstone by Fradelle and Marshall. She was the daughter of John Baldwin Buckstone. Some marks, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 51b

Lucy Buckstone, a carte de visite photograph of Lucy Buckstone by Fradelle and Marshall. She was the daughter of John Baldwin Buckstone. Some fading, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 51bbb

Karno, Cabinet photo of a man and woman by Higgins of 79 Royal Avenue, Belfast. Inscribed in ink at top on the front ‘June 2nd 1900. With every good wish to Dear Agnes from Mrs Fred Karno'.Fading to some of the ink. This is not related to the famous Fred Karno - The Karno Trio who were at the in Belfast and at the Empire Palace Theatre in Dublin in June 1900, when they were described as ‘champion ball punchers'. On the reverse, in pencil, there are traces of rubbed out words, which read something like:
'Please return to
Mr. H.O. Barry
3 Henry Street
Little Horton Lane'
Little Horton Lane was in Bradford, and a Mrs. Harris rented rooms to performers at no. 13 in 1900.
Price £25 Ref. no. 52b

Fanny Stirling and Fanny Stirling, two carte de visite sized photographs of Fanny Stirling and her actress daughter Fanny which have been removed from their original cards and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 53b

Olive Logan, a carte de visite photograph of actress and author Olive Logan by Gurney of New York. Autograph signature of ‘Olive Logan in ink on front. Olive Logan wrote a number of books about theatrical life. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 54b

Henry and Walter Wardroper, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Henry and Walter Wardroper, The Twin-like Mimics, by Fradelle and Marshall. The picture was given away with the Saturday Programme Supplement in 1876. Card edges sightly trimmed, good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 55b

Stella Collas, a carte de visite photograph of the great French actress Stella Collas as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. It was taken by the London Stereoscopic Company and is autographed by Stella on the front of the photo. Written on the reverse in ink in one hand (probably Collas's as it is in the same ink as the autograph) ‘London June 16th 1864', and in another hand ‘As Juliet - Romeo and Juliet'. Unfortunately rather faded and aged.
Price £10 Ref. no. 56b

Samuel Emery, A woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Samuel Emery - often known as Sam Emery. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. A little marked and aged.
Price £10 Ref. no. 57b

Ellen Lancaster Wallis, Photographic woodburytype portrait of Ellen Lancaster Wallis. Printed facsimile dedication ‘Very truly Ellen Lancaster Wallis'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Bottom of page edge slightly trimmed and it can just be seen that the photographer was Lock & Whitfield. Good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 58b

Thomas Thorne, A woodburytype Victorian carte de visite photograph of Thomas Thorne by L. Bertin of King's Road, Brighton. The photo was given away to readers by the theatre magazine the Saturday Programme Supplement in the 1870s. Edges slightly trimmed, good condition
Price £10 Ref. no. 59b

Kate Munroe, a carte de visite photograph of Kate Munroe by Fradelle & Marshall of London. Kate Munro was an American vocalist who studied in Italy, and made her debut in Milan in Don Pasquale by Donizetti. She sang in America and in London at the Gaiety Theatre, where she was considered one of the best light opera singers of her generation. She played the title role of Carmen and appeared in Die Fledermaus in 1876. A little fading, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 60b

Jennie Howard, a carte de visite photograph of Jennie Howard by Fradelle & Marshall of London. Jennie Howard was in the company at the Alhambra Theatre in London in 1874 and appeared there in Whittington by Offenbach the following year. Some mottled fading to image.
Price £10 Ref. no. 61b

Eleanor Bufton, a carte de visite sized photograph of Eleanor Bufton Swanborough of the Strand Theatre which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Tears to card area. Identified in ink on front as 'Miss Bufton, Strand)
Price £15 Ref. no. 62b

Eleanor Bufton, a woodburytype carte de visite sized photograph of Eleanor Bufton. Taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 63b

Eleanor Bufton, cabinet woodburytype photograph of Eleanor Bufton taken in 1875. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 64b

Ada Swanborough, a carte de visite of Ada Swanborough of the Strand Theatre family in costume, with a dagger attached to her dress, by W. & D. Downey of 9 Eldon Square, Newcastle. Good condition.
Price £25 Reg. no. 64bbb

Ada Swanborough, photographic woodburytype portrait of Ada Swanborough by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘yours sincerely Ada Swanborough'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 64ccc

Henrietta Hodson, a carte de visite of Henrietta Hodson in costume holding a drum as Maria in La Vivandiere at the Queen's Theatre in 1868 by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 65b

Louisa Angel, a carte de visite photograph of actress Louisa Angel by Heath and Beau. Louisa Lyne Angel was the daughter of actor and theatre manager William Henry Angel. After a brief but successful career s he retired from the stage when she married Brussels merchant Rudolph Schomberg and later moved to Leipzig. Identified in ink on front. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 66b

Bijou Theatre, Carlisle, an end of season programme for the Bijou Theatre in Carlisle on 16 March 1868 and 17 March 1868. The theatre was managed by actor manager W.E. Mills and the patrons for the evening on 16 Mach were Captain Hill and the Officers of 70th Regiment and on the 17th Captain Saul and officers of the 2nd Cumberland Artillery Volunteers, Captain Ferguson, Captain Dixon, Captain Mounsey and officers of the 1st Cumberland Rifle Volunteers. Plays performed were She Would and He Wouldn't, H.T. Craven's The Chimney Corner, The Boarding School, Tom Taylor's Still Waters Run Deep, Joe the Buits; or, A Cumberland Lad and The Area Belle.
Actors were: H. Courte (Henry Courte), Mrs. H. Courte, Miss A. Desmond, Miss N. Desmond, Mille De Vere, W. Douglas, Miss E. Faucit Saville, Blanche Forde, J.C. Fuell (stage name of John Christian Fugl), W. Holstead, C. Jackman, W.E. Mills, Mrs. W.E. Mills, F. Monroe, T.G. Poulton, T. Sennett (Thomas Sennett), Miss C. Vere.
Programme includes adverts for local businesses, a few theatrical news items and an article about the end of the season.
Two separate sheets of paper, not bound together, as it seems they may have been removed from a scrapbook or binding. Unusual format for a programme - it is titled The Bijou Footlights.
Price £20 Ref. no. 67b

Annie Sinclair, a carte de visite of actress and singer Annie Sinclair by Window & Grove of London. She is dressed in the costume of a bride. Identified in ink on reverse. Annie Sinclair was active between the 1860s and 1890s and was in the Carl Rosa Opera Company in 1874. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 68b

Tivoli, London, programme for 30 August 1902.The music hall artistes performing were: Will Dalton (comedian), Rosie Eaton (soprano), Frank Coyne (comedian), Olive Marston (comedian), Lawrence Barclay (comedian), Baker and Balfe's Operatic Xylophone Team, Happy Fanny Fields (American Dutch Comedian), Josephine Morcaschani (Coon Singer and Dancer), Miss Ray Wallace (impersonator), Bransby Williams (in the poem Fra Giacomo by Robert Buchanan, assisted by George Almonti, Emmie Hall and Charles Raymond), Little Tich (comedian), Diane de Fontenoy (artistic tableaux), Harold Hughman (american mimic), Tom Costello (comedian) and Lotto, Lilo and Otto (trick cyclists). The musical director was Maurice Jacobi. Philip Yorke (manager) and James Howell (acting manager). Numerous adverts for businesses. A very fragile item with splits to folds, an old tape repair and a chip to card on front bottom right corner. Will need to be handled with care.
Price £15 Ref. no. 69b

Harry Paulton, a carte de visite photograph of Harry Paulton by G. Williams of Holloway Road. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 70b

Helen D'Alton, a carte de visite photograph of vocalist Helen D'Alton by Window and Grove. Autographed in ink on reverse ‘To Miss Lambeth with kind regards from Helen D'Alton March 16th'. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 71b

John Billington, a carte de photograph of John Billington by Bauch & Bensley of London. Ink mark above book he is holding, otherwise good.
Price £25 Ref. no. 72b

Fanny Josephs, a carte de visite photograph of Fanny Josephs by W. Walker and Sons of London. Almost certainly autographed by Joseph on the reverse as the handwriting is not that of the man who collected the picture and he usually asked actors and singers to sign his cartes. Very good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 73b

H.B. Conway, photographic woodburytype portrait of H.B. Conway by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘sincerely yours Harry B. Conway'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 74b

Patti Josephs, a carte de visite photograph of Patti Josephs by H.N. King of Bath. She was the sister of Fanny Josephs. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 75b

Annie Cameron, a carte de visite photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company. Autographed ‘Yours truly Annie Cameron' on reverse in ink. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 76b

W.H. Vernon, photographic woodburytype portrait of W.H. Vernon by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘very truly yours W.H. Vernon'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Foxing to blank card area, otherwise good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 77b

Ada Cavendish, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Ada Cavendish, taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 78b

Alma Egerton, a carte de visite photograph of Alma Egerton by Sarony of Scarborough. Mottled white spots from aging.
Price £10 Ref. no. 79b

Edith Blande, a carte de visite of Edith Blande by E.L. Eaton, 238 Farnham Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Autographed on the reverse in ink, ‘From little Edith with all kind remembrances to Mr. F.W. Mowbray.' Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 80b

Miss Temple, a carte de visite of Miss Temple by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 81b

Judith Sylvia, a carte de visite sized photograph of French actress Judith Sylvia remounted on album paper. Some fading, good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 82b

Harry Stanwood, a carte de visite photograph of Harry Stanwood by C.D. Fredricks of 587 Broadway, New York. Autographed on front ‘Very truly Harry Stanwood' and on the reverse ‘For my friend Billy Emerson, with best wishes of H. Stanwood, Feb. 10. 1867'. Printed collector stamp on reverse ‘From Frank Craven's Theatrical Library'. Frank Craven (1875-1945) was an actor and playright and wrote the story for the Laurel and Hardy classic Sons of the Desert. Some fading and a couple of marks.
Price £25 Ref. no. 83b

Robertha Erskine, a carte de visite photograph of Robertha Erskine by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 84b

George Honey, a carte de visite of George Honey in costume by Mr. E. Glover of 41 Connaught Terrace, Hyde Park, London. A biography of Honey appears in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 85b

Adeline Cottrell, a carte de visite photograph published by T.H. Lacy, Publisher of Dramatic Photographs. Taken in about 1861. Slightly pale exposure on face, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 86b

Cora Houliston, a carte de visite photograph of Cora Houliston by W. & D. Downey. A few age speckles, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 87b

7 photographs of Victorian actresses and vocalist, 7 carte de visite sized photographs. 6 pirate images mounted on plain card. 1 is by Mora of New York. Some aging. The subjects are:
Fanny Davenport
Dora Goldthwaite
Emily Rigl
Genard
Adelina Patti
Bella Barish
Maud Branscombe by Mora of New York. Hand tinted.
Price £10 Ref. no. 88b

Louisa Ruth Herbert, a carte de visite photograph of Louisa Ruth Herbert by Heath and Beau. Taken in 1860 and she is wearing a costume and dark wig for a play by F.C. Burnand. Herbert was an actress, theatre manager and in the early 1860s was a model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other artists. Some age marks, but good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 89b

Louisa Ruth Herbert, a carte de visite photograph of Louisa Ruth Herbert by Southwell Brothers. Taken in about 1866. Herbert was an actress, theatre manager and in the early 1860s was a model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other artists. Faded.
Price £15 Ref. no. 90b

Louisa Ruth Herbert, a carte de visite photograph of Louisa Ruth Herbert by Elliott & Fry. Taken in about 1877. A few marks to image, good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 91b

Louisa Ruth Herbert, a carte de visite photograph of Louisa Ruth Herbert by Elliott & Fry. Taken in about 1877. Posed sitting on a chair. A couple of marks to image, good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 92b

Louisa Ruth Herbert, a carte de visite photograph of a young Louisa Ruth Herbert by Heath and Beau. Taken in 1860 or 1861. She is wearing a large crucifix. Slightly trimmed on bottom edge of card, a little faded, but good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 93b

Louisa Ruth Herbert, a carte de visite photograph of a young Louisa Ruth Herbert by Heath and Beau. Taken in about 1860. Dated in pencil on reverse 30 April 1861. A little faded, and a couple of small marks but good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 94b

Louisa Ruth Herbert, a carte de visite by unknown photographer - the carte card is mounted on later brown album paper. She is dressed in costume and wig in the role of Lady Teazle in The School for Scandal, a role she played as actress/manager in about 1866. A newspaper caption from the time of her death was added to the brown paper below and reads ‘Herbert - Ruth, an English stage beauty of bygone days, died recently in London at the age of 89. It was with Miss Herbert that Ellen Terry made her stage debut at the age of 8.' Fading to image and a couple of creases, Herbert is posed looking down,corner of white carte card chipped.
£15 Ref. no. 95b

Kate ?, a carte de visite of an actress in costume with headdress and gauntlets by Fradelle & Marshall of London. Identified in pencil as Kate - I haven't managed to decipher the surname. Some aging, good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 96b

Lionel Rignold, a carte de visite of a young Lionel Rignold by Hertz & Co., Lumb Lane, Westgate, Bradford. Autographed in ink on reverse ‘From your loving nephew Lionel Rignold.' It once belonged to the Rignold family. Age spotting to picture.
Price £35 Ref. no. 97b

George Rignold, 9 carte de visite photographs of actor George Rignold. They once belonged to the Rignold family.
1. George Rignold cdv by the London Stereoscopic Company.
2. George Rignold cdv by Window & Grove.
3. George Rignold cdv by Window & Grove.
4. George Rignold cdv by the London Stereoscopic Company.
5. George Rigold as Amos Clark in Amos Clark by Watts Phillips at the Queen's Theatre in 1872) by Fradelle & Marshall. Very faded.
6. Ditto. Faded & a small tear to bottom of card area.
7. George Rignold by Window & Grove.
8. George Rignold by H.J. Whitlock, 11 New Street, Birmingham.
9. carte de visite by W. Lawrence of Dublin of George Rignold in Clancarty by Tom Taylor at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in early November 1874 with Richard Younge's company. It shows Rignold, another man and two women in costume. The actors in Younge's company at the time were: Miss Louise Willes, Miss Latanu, Mrs. Clouston Foster, Miss Howard, Miss Harlow, Miss Marie Henderson, Mr. George Rignold, Mr. Carlisle, Mr. C.W. Garthorne, Mr. Barrington, Mr. Isaacson, Mr. Clouston Foster, Mr. Estcourt, Mr. F. Anson, Mr. Warren, Mr. Rusden, Mr. H. Craven and Mr. Richard Younge. Top edge trimmed, some fading.
Price £35 Ref. no. 98b

Kate Bishop, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Kate Bishop taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 99b

Mrs. Rogers, a carte de visite sized photograph which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. At the time the picture was taken she was appearing at Sadler's Wells. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 100b

John Clarke, a carte de visite of John Clarke by J.R. James's Photographic Gallery of Celebrities. An early portrait taken in about 1860. Some mottled fading to background, good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 101b

John Clarke, a carte de visite of John Clarke by H.N. King of Bath. Very good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 102b

Teresa Furtado, a carte de visite of Teresa Furtado in costume by Elliott and Fry. The toddler clutching her dress may be the daughter of Teresa Furtado and John Clarke. Very good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 103b

Elizabeth Philp, a carte de visite photograph of composer Elizabeth Philp by Caldesi. Autographed by Philp in violet ink. Faded and a few ink retouching marks showing in the hair.
Price £25 Ref. no. 104b

Leigh Murray, a carte de visite of actor Leigh Murray by J.R. James, Galerie Photographique, 247 Upper Street, Islington, London. Inscribed by Murray, presumably, in ink on front ‘With the original's Love! - (at all Regards!!!):'. Bottom corners clipped and bottom edge trimmed. Good condition. A small headshot of this portrait appears in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre.
Price £45 Ref. no. 105b

Royal Theatricals at Windsor Castle, programme for the private performance by professional actors for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Windsor Castle on 11 January 1860. The play was The Hunchback by James Sheridan Knowles. The actors were:
Mr. Howe, W. Farren (William Farren), E. Villiers, Braid, Buckstone (John Baldwin Buckstone), Cullenford, Courtney, Wetten, Moyse, Compton (probably Henry Compton), Clark, Coe, Weathersby, Hill, Lane, Amy Sedwick and Miss Swanborough (Louisa Swanborough).
Managed by George Ellis. Directed by W.B. Donne. Scenery by Thomas Grieve.
Back cover (blank) grubby, otherwise good condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 106b

Royal Theatricals at Windsor Castle, programme for the private performance by professional actors for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Windsor Castle on 11 January 1860. The play was The Hunchback by James Sheridan Knowles. The actors were:
Mr. Howe, W. Farren (William Farren), E. Villiers, Braid, Buckstone (John Baldwin Buckstone), Cullenford, Courtney, Wetten, Moyse, Compton (probably Henry Compton), Clark, Coe, Weathersby, Hill, Lane, Amy Sedwick and Miss Swanborough (Louisa Swanborough).
Managed by George Ellis. Directed by W.B. Donne. Scenery by Thomas Grieve. As previous item, but with small blemish to front cover, the blank back cover is in better condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 107b

Snape and Allen, photograph of Snape and Allen's portable theatre company, including child actors and pet dogs, by Roxburgh. Snape and Allen's company worked in Scotland in the early 1900s. In 1901 William Snape, his wife Alice Snape and young daughters Alice and Dorothea were living in a caravan in Bo'Ness in West Lothian. The photographer Roxburgh was Andrew Roxburgh of Beath in Fife. Photo creased but still a nice picture and ususual.
Price £45 Ref. no. 107bb

Unknown Actor, a carte de visite photograph by Robert Thrupp of Birmingham of an unknown actor in Irish costume. The actor may be George Belmore as he looks like him. Rather faded, but an interesting pose,
Price £10 Ref. no. 108b

Emily Fowler, photographic woodburytype portrait of Emily Fowler by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘very truly yours Emily Fowler'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s.
Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 109b

Theatre Royal, Nottingham, large playbill printed in blue. 1870 dated 21 and 22 September. Lessee and Stage manager Lady Don. Plays Othello, The Rifle Brigade, Richelieu and Our Nelly. Actors: Lady Don, Bertha Adams, Miss Birchenough, Joe Bland, Nelly Boyce, James Buchanan, Mr. Clifton, Mr. W.F. Clitheroe, Joe Collier, Miss Frances Cowle, Henry Fletcher, Mr. G. Foote, George Giddens, Clarence Holt, Charles Horsman, Mrs. Charles Horsman, Mr. R.G. Jeffries, Mr. Sewell, Mr. E. Sidaway, Frederick Thorne, Mr. W.H. Wallace, Emily Weston.
Props Mr. Walters; Costumes Mrs. Walters; janitor Mr. J. King; gas superintendent Mr. Adams; treasurer J.C. Musgrave; stage manager clarance holt; acting manager H.D. Wilton. Playbill printed by Stafford and Co., Nottingham. 29 by 10 inches. Chips to top edge. A rare survival.
Price £45 Ref. no. 110b

Samuel Phelps, a carte de visite of Samuel Phelps by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 111b

Mademoiselle or Madame Urban, a carte de visite sized photograph, remounted on album paper, of a ballet dancer. Tinted - and unusually well done. Identified in ink at bottom as M. Urban'. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 112b

Helen Barry, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Helen Barry, taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur with magazine caption so photographer unknown, a couple of marks, otherwise good condition
Price £10 Ref. no. 113b

Nelly Bromley, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Nelly Bromley, taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur. A couple of marks, otherwise good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 114b

Gaiety Theatre and Opera House, Hastings, theatre programme for 2 October 1882. Visiting company for 6 nights belonging to manager Alfred Parry. The company performed Queen's Evidence by George Conquest and Henry Petitt. The actors were: Walter Barton, Edith Courtenay, Mr. C. Denley, Lillie Emmerson, Minnie Frances, Evelyn Grey, Fred Hart, Miss M. Palmer Alfred Parry, Mr. T.M. Sinclair and Mr. J. Tyson. The owner of the theatre was G. Gaze and the manager was Henry Turner. Programme contains local adverts and announcements of forthcoming visiting theatre companies (Frederick Wood and Miss Muncey, Mr. Carton, Mervyn Dallas and Adelaide Stanhope). Programme printed by Ticehurst Brothers. A few small holes and chips to edges, one tear repaired with archival tape.
Price £15 Ref. no. 114bb

Henry Irving, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Henry Irving. Photograph by Barraud, published by Waterlow & Sons. An advert for Taunus Mineral Water on the reverse. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 115b

Sims Reeves, a carte de visite photograph of opera singer Sims Reeves by Thrupp of 66 New Street, Birmingham. Interesting 1860s small label on reverse of the original shop that sold it: J.W. Walton, Stationer, St. Ann's Place, Manchester. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 116b

Madge Kendal, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Madge Kendal, taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 117b

Helen Barry, a carte de visite photograph of actress Helen Barry by Bassano of London. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 118b

J.B. Buckstone, a carte de visite of John Baldwin Buckstone by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 119b

Frank Albert and H.M. Edmunds (sometimes the spelling is Edmonds) - The Albert and Edmunds Great Eccentric Comic Troupe -, two carte de visite photographs by S. Roberts of Leeds showing a montage of images of the variety troupe. A rare pair of images. Good condition.
Price £80 Ref. no. 120b

Louise Florence Du Cane, an autographed cabinet photo of the theatre actress and music hall artiste by Allisons', Donegall Square, Belfast (adjoining Linen Hall Library). Autographed on reverse ‘To dear Nellie with all good wishes to both from Lois Du Cane'. Born Louise Florence Cane (1867-1927), she was from a theatrical family known as Du Cane. She was the daughter of music professor and performer Richard William Du Cane (real name Richard William Cane) and confectioner Augusta Du Cane (nee Green). She had a brother, Frank William Cane (who became known as Frank Du Cane), and a sister called Emma Eliza Cane. Louise married actor Frederick William Maxwell and their daughter Bernice Maxwell was born in 1887. Some age marks to image, good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 121b

Adelaide Douglas Bligh Jones (later Tagart), a cabinet photograph of Adelaide Douglas Bligh Jones (1877-1940), taken in 1898 by Studio Karoly of Nottingham and autographed by her in her stage name of Aylmer at Christmas (when she was appearing in pantomime in Cheltenham). She was born in Kilburn in 1877, the daughter of Thomas Augustus Jones and Janet Jones. Her father was a wine merchant for a time in Liverpool, and her mother was born in Aberdeen. After her father's early death, Adelaide attended a boarding school in London and then became an actress for a few years. She married Ernest Ongley Tagart in 1902 and her son Gerald Ongley Tagart was born in 1903. Good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 122b

Mrs. Patrick Campbell, an early cabinet photograph of Mrs. Patrick Campbell, taken in about 1896 by Downey of London. It probably shows her in the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Very good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 123b

Henry Neville, a carte de visite of Henry Neville in the early 1860s by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 124b

Ethel Lavenu, an 1860s carte de visite of Ethel Lavenu by Walker & Sons of London. Actress Ethel Lavenu married Harold Power, the son of the first Tyrone Power, and was the mother of stage actor Tyrone Power (Frederick Power) and grandmother of film star Tyrone Power. Faded patch to upper area of dress (lower part of bodice area), otherwise good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 125b

Edward Righton, woodburytype carte de visite of the actor and theatre manager. Mounted on plain card without photographer credit. Edward Righton was a comedian, actor, playwright and theatre manager. He played many Shakespearian roles as a young man, and joined the company of Charles Kean at the Princess's Theatre in London. In the late 1870s he was manager of the Globe Theatre in London, and produced the first play of Pinero. Corners clipped, good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 126b

Rose Cullen, a carte de visite of actress Rose Cullen posed with birdcage by the London Stereoscopic Company. Identified in pencil on the reverse. A couple of small dents to bottom edge, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 127b

Clara Rousby, A woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Clara Rousby in French Revolution period costume as Charlotte Corday, the assassin of Jean-Paul Marat. It is by an unknown photographer and would have been given away with a theatrical paper in the 1870s. Mounted by an amateur on thin theatrical newspaper paper. Good condition
Price £10 Ref. no. 128b

Louise Henderson, A woodburytype carte de visite of theatre actress and manager Miss Henderson by an unknown photographer. The picture would have been given away with the magazine the Saturday Programme and has been mounted on card by an amateur. A little marked, good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 129b

Miss Carlisle, A woodburytype carte de visite photograph of actress and musician Miss Carlisle by an unknown photographer. It has been mounted on card by an amateur. Corners clipped, a little light creasing and paper on caption browned.
Price £10 Ref. no. 130b

Unknown Actor, a carte de visite sized photograph mounted on card of an unidentified actor in costume. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 131b

New Paddington Palace, Liverpool, playbill for 19 March 1906. Managing Director Walter De Frece; Director of Entertainments Fred Willmot; Performers: comedian and dancer Harry Calden and company in Shaun; comedienne and dancer Rosie Leslie; Ernie Leech ventriloquist. Also Bioscope pictures an 'entirely new series of pictures'. Musical director Mr. E. Turner. Playbill printed by George J. Smith of Lord Street, Liverpool. 24 by 12 inches. Good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 132b

Maude Percival, Billie Burke and James Blakeley in The Schoolgirl. Printed postcard in the Theatrical Series by Davidson Brothers Picture Postcards. Sheffield postmark Novemver 17 1903. Addressed to Miss Frith, 175 Pitsmoor Road, Pitsmoor, Sheffield. Message 'yours faithfully E. Flanagan Nov 17th 1903'. Coal merchant Thomas Frith lived at this address with his daughters Ella and Nellie. Good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 133b

Miss Gwendolyn Garland, seven postcards of performer Gwendolyn Garland - five real photo by Hana and two printed. Garland was active between about 1913-1917. One card identifies her in ink on the reverse as Donalbain in Macbeth, others show her in modern dress, Scottish dress and other costumes. Scan to the left only shows the cards partially. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 134b

Barry Ono, two signed photographs of music hall artiste and penny dreadful collector Barry Ono. The photographer was Hana and presumably were taken for a job on a ship as one is stamped on reverse 'sailing 1st August, 1930'.The pictures were taken for Ono's act 'The Old Time Music Hall in 12 Minutes'. The first is inscribed 'Two real friends Les & Beryl, Aldershot Xmas 1930-31 Barry Ono'; the second 'To Leslie from Barry 8/32'. Some fading to the photographs and to the autographs (the more faded is the photo on the right).
Price £45 Ref. no. 135b

Theatre Royal, Leeds, smaller format playbill or larger handbill for 14 June 1850. The Queen by Joseph Ebsworth, Ye Fayre Maide of Kirkstall and Rival Valets by Joseph Ebsworth. Theatre Royal, Leeds, Hunslet Lane. Lessee Mr. J.L. Pritchard. Scenery by Mr. Fisher. Orchestra leader Mr. Zink. Props Mr. Metcalfe. Actors and performers: Mr. T. Holmes, Mr. Walton, Mr. Burchell, Mr. Fitzroberts, Mrs. Fitzroberts, Mr. Reynolds, Mrs. Walton, Miss M.A. Egan, Miss Fanny Holmes, Miss Jane Reynolds, Miss H. Latto, Miss Latto, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Munro, Mr. T. Ridgway, Mr. Kirk, Mrs. Bath, Mr. Bairn, Miss Cooke. At bottom titles of performances on the next day under the patronage of the Mayor of Leeds Joseph Bateson. Tickets available from Mr. Powell's, The Lounge. Printed by A. Mann, Central Market, Leeds. Just over 12 inches by just over 7 inches. Fragile, as on thin paper, with a few edge chips (not affecting text), otherwise good condition. Larger than appears in picture as too tall for scanner.
Price £25 Ref. 136b

Theatre Royal, York, smaller format playbill or larger handbill for 2 April 1850. Easter Tuesday performance under the patronage of Colonel Marten (later Lieutenant-General Thomas Marten) and the Officers of the 1st Royal Dragoons with the military band also performing. The Queen by Joseph Ebsworth, Popping the Question by John Baldwin Buckstone and the farce The Lost Letter. Lessee J.L. Pritchard, 68 Petergate. Tickets available from John Holmes at box office or Mr. Sotheran, stationer, Coneystreet. Actors and performers: Mr. T. Holmes, Mr. Burchell, Mr. Walton, Mrs. Walton, Mr. Fitzroberts, Mr. A.E. Reynolds, Miss Reynolds, Miss Webster, Miss S.M. Brown, Miss Fanny Holmes, Miss Egan, Miss Latto, Miss E. Latto, Miss Cook, Miss Bateson, Mr. Delafield, Mr. Bain, Mr. Barker, Printed by Blyth and Moore. Just over 12 inches by just over 7 inches. Fragile, as on thin paper, edge chips (not affecting text) on the left hand side, otherwise good condition. Larger than appears in picture as too tall for scanner.
Price £25 Ref. 137b

William Calvert, Real photo postcard of William Calvert in costume. Unposted. Photo by Dover Street Studios, published by J. Beagles & Co. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 138b

Louise Moodie, photographic woodburytype portrait of Louise Moodie by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘yours very truly Louise Moodie'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 139b

Nelson Keys, an unusual pen and ink and watercolour illustrated envelope sent to the actor Nelson Waite Keys in 1904 when he was in The Orchid Company at the Theatre Royal, Bradford - as the company had moved on, the address was changed to the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. London postmark for 27 October 1904 and Newcastle postmark for 28 October 1904. Open at top and bottom of envelope, no letter present. An interesting example of an envelope with an original illustration. The illustration shows a military looking man with a resemblance to Lord Kitchener, or perhaps intended to be the character Keys acted in The Orchid.
Price £25 Ref. no. 140b

Thomas William Shafto Robertson, a pen and ink illustrated envelope by Tom Robertson, the son of playwright and theatre manager T.W. Robertson, on a Toole's Theatre envelope. The envelope was sent with a London postmark on 29 October 1883 and has a Paddington postmark for 30 October. It names the lessee as actor J.L. Toole and the managers as T.W. Robertson and H. Bruce; the play being performed was Ours by T.W. Robertson. The illustration shows a man holding a playbill which holds the address as ' "Bill of Fare" M. Salaman Esq., 24 Sutherland Gardens, St. Peter's Park, W.. M. Salaman was the journalist Charles Malcolm Salaman (1855-1940, who became known as Malcolm Charles Salaman) who, at this time lived at this address in Paddington with his mother Frances and composer father Charles Kensington Salaman. Envelope (no letter present) mounted on album card, on the reverse of which are the remains of another envelope. The sender of the envelope is identified in ink on the album card as 'Tom Robertson, son of T.W. Robertson'.
Price £25 Ref. no. 141b

Clara Smith, visiting card and envelope of Mrs. Clara Smith, Scientific Palmist, 18 Newton Street, Charing Cross. Small mark to top right, good condition. It probably dates from the 1880s or 1890s.
Price £5 Ref. no. 142b

J.C. Cowper, a carte de visite of J.C. Cowper in costume as Bulwer Lytton's Claude Melnotte by C. Ferranti of Liverpool. Good condition.
Price £35 Ref. no. 143b

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