VICTORIAN THEATRE POSTERS AND PLAYBILLS FOR SALE
VICTORIAN THEATRE PROGRAMMES
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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. Ref. no. 1b

PRICE

£40

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, a playbill for 9 April 1850 with plays The Iron Chest by Coleman, Perfection; or, The Lady of Munster and Young Scratch, esq.; or, The Adventures of the _____. Also a musical selection by the orchestra. Actors and people named on poster: Mr. Powrie (Thomas Powrie), Mr. Wyndham (Robert Wyndham), Mr. W. Cooper (William Cooper), Henry Webb (Harry Webb), Mr. Josephs, Mrs. Josephs, Mr. Lyons (probably Thomas Lyons), Mr. Danvers, Mr. Channing, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Kimber, Miss Cleaver, Miss A. Vining, Miss Parker, Mr. Murray, Miss Vivash, Miss Parker.
Printed by Reid of Nottingham Place, Edinburgh. 8 by 13 inches. Hole at top where it was nailed up, good condition.
Ref. no. 2b

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£40

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.
Ref. no. 3b

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£40

 

Albert Valchera and Sydney Fairbrother, real photo postcard of child actor Albert Valchera and actress Sydney Fairbrother in The Beauty of Bath in 1906. Photo by Foulsham & Banfield. Good condition.
Ref. no. 4b

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£10

 

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. Ref. no. 5b

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£45

Theatre Royal, Lyceum, London, large playbill for 2 November 1868, The Rightful Heir by Bulwer Lytton and Left to Himself. Actors and people named on poster: Mr. T. Anderson, Daniel Bandmann, John Barnard (music), Charles Brew (scenery), William Brew (scenery), Mr. W.H. Brown (treasurer), Miss Dickinson (costumes), David Evans, Mr. Everard, T.H. Friend (director), Annie Goodall, Mr. Harvey (props), Mr. Kendrick, Mr. Lanham (machinery), Frank Lawlor, Samuel May (costumes), Mr. G.F. Neville, Mr. C. Nugent (Charles Nugent, box office manager), Mr. W.R. Osmond (prompter), Milly Palmer, Caroline Parkes, George Peel, Mr. Pepper (gas), Basil Potter, Lin Rayne, E.T. Smith (manager & director), Minnie Sydney, Mr. W. Terry, Hermann Vezin, Mrs. Hermann Vezin (Mrs. Charles Young). Printed by W.S. Johnson. 20 inches by 19 inches. Old brown strip of paper from mounting on left hand side, small hole affecting one letter. Good condition.
Ref. no. 6b

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£45

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.
Ref. no. 7b

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£30

Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, a playbill for 2 December 1850 with plays Giralda; or, The Invisible Husband, The Platonic Adventures of My Umbrella. Actors and people named on poster: Mr. Ranger, Henry Webb (Harry Webb), Mr. W. Cooper (William Cooper), Mr. Wyndham (Robert Wyndham), Mr. F.A. Robinson, Mr. Lacy, Mr. Deulin, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Kimber, Miss Cleaver, Miss Frankland, Mrs. Josephs, Mrs. Rough, Miss Weems, Miss E. Weems, Mr. Vezin (Hermann Vezin), Mr. Lyons (probably Thomas Lyons), Mr. Josephs, Mrs. H. Webb, Theresa Bassano, Miss Parker, Mr. Saker. 8 by 13 inches, mounted on larger white paper. Very good condition.
Ref. no. 8b

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SOLD

New Royal Marylebone Theatre, Church Street, Portman Square, Victorian playbill poster for 5 October 1843. Plays for the night include Rake's Progress starring the playright and actor Leman Rede. Also P.P., or, The Man and His Tiger and Rafael the Libertine. Proprietor Mr. Loveridge, lessee John Douglas. Actors: Leman Rede, Mr. Fitzjames, Mr. G. Nelson, Mr. Warren, Mr. T. Lee, Mr. Harley, Mr. Bennett, Clara Conquest, Miss Martin, Mrs. H. Melville, Mr. King, Miss Love, Charles Robberds, Mr. J.S. Balls, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Milbourne, Mr. G. Pennett, Mrs. Robberds, Mr. West, Miss George, Mr. Alfred. Box Officer keeper Mr. Morgan. Printer Morgan of 39 Church Street. 11 May 1866.
15 inches by 10 inches. Mounted on modern paper. Very good condition.
Ref. no. 9b

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£45

John Parselle, cabinet photograph of John Parselle by Sarony of New York. John Parselle was a Scottish actor who was a member of the Swanborough company at the Strand Theatre; he later went to America. Handwritten caption in ink identifies the play as the Celebrated Case at the Union Square Theatre in 1878. Later stamp on reverse of theatre agent ‘Laura D. Wilck broker in manuscripts 1476 Broadway NY' and a later ownership signature of the novelist Anna Bird Stewart. A couple of small marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 10b

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£15

John Parselle, 1860s carte de visite of a younger John Parselle by Southwell Brothers of London. A little faded, and a few chips to image.
Ref. no. 11b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 12b

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£15

Theatre Royal Liverpool, playbill for 16 April 1855, performance of Used Up, a selection from the opera Lucia de Lammermoor by Donizetti and a Fantasia by T.H. Allwood, Aggravating Scam and Popping the Question. Actors and people named on poster: Mrs. S. Alders, Mr. Appleby, Mr. B. Baker, Mr. Branson, Mr. Collier, Miss Edwards, Mrs. Garland, Miss Gomersal, Mr. Hunter, Mr. James, Mr. Johns, Charles Mathews, Mrs. R. Power, Mr. P.M. Rae, Mrs. Jane Shalders, Mr. T. Shuttleworth (box office), Mr. R. Stoddart, Mrs. J. Walton. Printed by St. George's Printing Office, 2 Roe Street. 19½ inches by 9½ inches. Old brown strip of paper from mounting on left hand side, small edge tear. Good condition.
Ref. no. 13b

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£45

 

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.
Ref. no. 14b

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£40

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.
Ref. no. 16b

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£45

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.
Ref. no. 17b

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£45

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.
Ref. no. 18b

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£200

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.
Ref. no. 19b

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£5

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.
Ref. no. 20b

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£5

Lyceum Theatre, Sunderland, large green playbill for 7 October 1872 when Lost in London by Watts Phillips was performed. Actors and theatre mentioned: E.D. Davis (lessee Edward D. Davis), Edwin Sidaway France (Edwin Strong France), Laura Copeland, Francis Gifford, Annette Reed, Mr. H. Blandford, Florence Bishop, Arthur Richardson, Annie Bishop, Mr. T. Pendleton, Alice Burton, Mr. L. Barley, Mrs. H. Blandford, Mr. C.J. Thompson, Mr. J. Anderson, W.H. Eburne, Kate Allen, Mr. Vincent (tickets and music seller) and John Grime (printer in Blackpool). It measures 29 by 10 inches. Good condition.
Ref. no. 21b

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£45

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

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£10

Minnie Davis, a carte de visite photograph of actress Minnie Davis by Clarkington. Faded and some marks. Minnie Davis was the wife of Edwin Harcourt Brooke and the mother of Albert Harcourt Brooke (E.H. Brooke).
Ref. no. 23b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 24b

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£10

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.
Ref. no. 25b

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£5

Lulu (El Nino Farini), a rare carte de visite of the adult acrobat and trapeze artiste El Nino Farini in his female incarnation as Lulu. Taken by by J. Grey of 60 Union St., Stonehouse, Devon. Good condition.
Ref. no. 26b

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£100

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.
Ref. no. 27b

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£10

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

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£9

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.
Ref. no. 29b

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£60

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.
Ref. no. 30b

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£15

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

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£15

William Ross Rignall, a carte de visite photograph of actor William Ross Rignall by an unknown photographer. William Ross Rignall was the father of actors George Rignold and William Rignold. The carte de visite once belonged to the family and is inscribed in ink on the reverse 'William Ross Rignall' and in pencil 'Father of George Rignold'. Some age mottling, good condition.
Ref. no. 32b

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£25

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.
Ref. no. 33b

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£25

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.
Ref. no. 34b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 35b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 36b

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£25

Charles Webb, a carte de visite photograph of Charles Webb (see him with his brother no. 40 above) by Walker of Bayswater. Good condition.
Ref. no. 37b

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£15

Paul Bedford, a carte de visite photograph of Paul Bedford by Henry Rigge of London. A few marks but good condition.
Ref. no. 38b

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£25

Charles Mathews, a carte de visite of Charles Mathews by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Good condition.
Ref. no. 39b

PRICE

£15

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.
Ref. no. 40b

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£15

Lydia Thompson, a carte de visite photograph of Lydia Thompson by Elliot and Fry. Some fading and a couple of small marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 41b

PRICE

£15

Maud Middleton, a carte de visite photograph of Maud Middleton by the London Stereoscopic Company. Hand tinted. Good condition.
Ref. no. 42b

PRICE

£15

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.
Ref. no. 43b

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£45

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. Ref. no. 44b

PRICE

£60

Janette Steer, a cabinet photograph of Janette Steer by R.E. Ruddock of Newcastle. Good condition.
Ref. no. 45b

PRICE

£15

Charles Fechter, a carte de visite photograph of Charles Fechter as Hamlet by John and Charles Watkins of London. Very good condition.
Ref. no. 46b

PRICE

£35

Kate Bateman, a carte de visite of Kate Bateman in the role of Leah by Thrupp of Birmingham. Good condition.
Ref. no. 47b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 48b

PRICE

£15

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.
Ref. no. 49b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 50b

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£25

Louise Laidlaw, a carte de visite of Louise Laidlaw by Southwell Brothers. Fading, a couple of marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 51b

PRICE

£15

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.
Ref. no. 52b

PRICE

£15

 

Theatre Royal, Bolton, large playbill for February 26, 27, 28 February 1885. The theatre was in Churchgate, Bolton. Guest star for three nights actor Edward Righton. Actors and other people mentioned: J.F. Elliston (manager), Mrs. Anna Conover (her company from Olympic in London), Charles Sennett, Mr. E. Lockwood, Mr. C.W. Somerset, Charles Steyne, Compton Coutts, Mr. Tree, Mr. Herbert, Mr. A. Hider, Annie Merton, Annie Howard, Bella Cuthbert, Emma Ritta, Kate Kearney, Ernest Boult (acting manager), Mr. Berkley (agent in advance), Mr. McKersie, Perkins and Spong (scenery), Emma Rainbow (due to arrive as guest star the following week), T.H. Whewell (printer of the playbill). Parvin (seller of tickets at Parvin's Music Warehouse, Bradshawgate). Performing plays Twins by Joseph Derrick, A Roland for an Oliver by Thomas Morton, forthcoming next week Proved True. Playbill measures 30 inches by 10 inches. There is an old repair with a white tape at the top and bottom of the playbill, at the top it goes over part of the RE of THEATRE and at the bottom over the NTER of PRINTER. Otherwise good for a fragile item.
Ref. no. 53b

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SOLD

Mrs. Clouston Foster, a carte de visite photograph of actress and touring theatre company manager Mrs. Clouston Foster, taken by J. Gaisford of Plymouth in July 1873. Some fading to image.
Ref. no. 54b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 55b

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£10

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.
Ref. no. 56b

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£10

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.
Ref. no. 57b

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£10

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
Ref. no. 58b

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£10

Nelly Gordon, a carte de visite photograph of Nelly Gordon by Fradelle and Marshall of London. She is wearing a costume and powdered wig. Nelly Gordon sang at the Royal Italian Opera House in London. Good condition.
Ref. no. 59b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 60b

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£15

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.
Ref. no. 61b

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£10

Eleanor Bufton, a carte de visite of Eleanor Bufton by Clarkington of London and taken in about 1860 or 1861. She is in a beautiful dress and bonnet, holding a parasol and posed against a scenic backdrop. Good conditon.
Ref. no. 62b

PRICE

£20

Eleanor Bufton, a woodburytype carte de visite sized photograph of Eleanor Bufton. Taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur. A couple of marks and small nicks.
Ref. no. 63b

PRICE

£15

Eleanor Bufton, a carte de visite of Eleanor Bufton by Heath and Beau of London. Faded, but not as faded as scan appears, a couple of marks.
Ref. no. 64b

PRICE

£15

Eleanor Bufton, a carte de visite sized photograph of Eleanor Bufton Swanborough which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Tinted. Tears and foxing to card area.
Ref. no. 65b

PRICE

£10

Eleanor Bufton, a carte de visite photograph of Eleanor Bufton by Clarkington. Heavily and unattractively hand tinted. Corners of card trimmed.
Ref. no. 66b

PRICE

£5

Ada Swanborough, a carte de visite of Ada Swanborough looking into a mirror by Heath and Beau of London. Fading, a couple of marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 67b

PRICE

£15

Ada Swanborough, woodburytype carte de visite of Ada Swanborough - a 'Penny Portrait' given away with a theatrical magazine in about 1875. Upper corners rounded, good condition.
Ref. no. 68b

PRICE

£15

Louisa Swanborough, a carte de visite of actress manager of the Strand Theatre by Clarkington of London. The picture was taken in 1860 and Louisa Swanborough retired shortly after when she married - leaving the management of the theatre to her family. Fading, but a rare picture.
Ref. no. 69b

PRICE

£25

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

PRICE

£15

$25

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.
Ref. no. 71b

PRICE

£25

$41

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

PRICE

£25

$41

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.
Ref. no. 73b

PRICE

£35

Fanny Josephs, 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 it was taken Fanny Josephs was in the Swanborough company at the Strand Theatre. Fading, some aging and a tear and creases to album paper.
Ref. no. 74b

PRICE

£5

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.
Ref. no. 75b

PRICE

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$25

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

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Alma Stanley, a carte de visite photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company. Pencil note on reverse ‘Actress & vocalist d. 8/3/1931.' Good condition.
Ref. no. 77b

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£15

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

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

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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.
Ref. no. 80b

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£25

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

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

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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. Some fading and a couple of marks.
Ref. no. 83b

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

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Popular Actresses, a carte de visite by Ashford Brothers of London showing a montage of tiny portraits of Victorian actresses. Produced in about 1863. The actresses are: Mrs. Charles Young, Adeline Cottrell, Madame Celeste, Lady Don, Mrs. H. Webb, Louisa Ruth Herbert, Rachel, Helen Faucit, Agnes Boucicault, Miss E. Howard, Fanny & Fanny Stirling, Ellen Kean, Ristori, Mrs. German Reed, Caroline Heath, Louisa Swanborough, Amy Sedgwick, Charlotte Cushman, Kate Terry, Charlotte Saunders), Mrs. Charles Mathews, Carlotta Leclercq and Lydia Thompson. Good condition.
Ref. no. 85b

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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.
Ref. no. 86b

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

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J.L. Toole, Mrs. Ada Dyas and Henrietta Hodson, a carte de visite photograph of J.L. Toole, Mrs. Ada Dyas (the mother of Ada Dyas) and Henrietta Hodson in Dearer Than Life at the Queen's Theatre in 1868 by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Ref. no. 88b

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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.
Ref. no. 89b

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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.
Ref. no. 90b

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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.
Ref. no. 91b

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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.
Ref. no. 92b

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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.
Ref. no. 93b

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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.
Ref. no. 94b

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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.
Ref. no. 95b

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J.L. Toole, J.L. Toole's own visiting card from when he was at the Gaiety Theatre in London. An unsual design for a visiting card, with a photograph of him inset in a pretend fold. Good condition.
Ref. no. 96b

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Kate Carson, 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. Kate Carson was in the Swanborough company at the Strand Theatre. A little faded, but good condition.
Ref. no. 97b

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Kate Harfleur, a carte de visite photograph of Kate Harfleur by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Ref. no. 98b

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

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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.
Ref. no. 100b

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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.
Ref. no. 101b

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

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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.
Ref. no. 103b

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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.
Ref. no. 104b

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Kate Vivian, a carte de visite photograph of Kate Vivian by the London Stereoscopic Company. Taken in the 1870s and autographed in ink by Vivian. Good condition.
Ref. no. 105b

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Jessie Anstiss, a carte de visite photograph of Jessie Anstiss by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Ref. no. 106b

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Jessie Anstiss, a carte de visite photograph of Jessie Anstiss by Elliott & Fry. The identification in ink on the reverse may be an autograph. Good condition.
Ref. no. 107b

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Rose Arbie, a carte de visite photograph of vocalist and actress Rose Arbie by Sarony of Scarborough. The identification in ink on the reverse may be an autograph. Good condition.
Ref. no. 108b

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John Sleeper Clarke, a carte de visite photograph of John Sleeper Clarke by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Clarke, an American actor who was the brother-in-law of John Wilkes Booth, moved to England where he had a successful career. Fading, good condition.
Ref. no. 109b

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Marie Bancroft, a carte de visite of Marie Bancroft in the play Diplomacy. Photograph by Window and Grove of London. Good condition.
Ref. no. 110b

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

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Elsie Pearce, a carte de visite photograph of Elsie Pearce by Sarony of Scarborough. A little mottled in background, but good condition.
Ref. no. 112b

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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
Ref. no. 113b

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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.
Ref. no. 114b

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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.
Ref. no. 115b

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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.
Ref. no. 116b

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

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

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

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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.
Ref. no. 120b

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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.
Ref. no. 121b

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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.
Ref. no. 122b

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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.
Ref. no. 123b

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

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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.
Ref. no. 125b

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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.
Ref. no. 126b

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10 carte de visites of actors and opera singers, all faded and/or marked etc. Group doesn't quite fit on scanner. (1.) Clara Rousby as Mary Stuart by the London Stereoscopic Company, faded & a couple of marks(2.) Marie Marimon by the London Stereoscopic Company, faded, corners of card clipped (3.) Eveleen Rayne by Elliott & Fry, faded (4.) Jennie Lee in costume as Jack in Jack the Giant Killer by unknown photographer, faded 5. Fanny Stirling with her daughter Fanny by Henry Rigge, very faded (6.) Miss Carlisle, a woodburytype, some chips to image (7.) Mademoiselle Cortaine by Fradelle & Marshall, faded & bottom edge trimmed, 8. Kate Terry by an unknown photographer, very faded & two corners clipped. 9. Henry Irving by an unknown photographer, mounted on a later backing made from a postcard, possibly a woodburytype, image has white streaks at edges.(10.) Enrico Tamberlik (Italian tenor) by an unknown photographer, probably a pirate copy, very faded. Ref. no. 127b

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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
Ref. no. 128b

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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.
Ref. no. 129b

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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.
Ref. no. 130b

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Lulu Dickson, a carte de visite photograph of Lulu Dickson by Napoleon Sarony of Broadway, New York. As a young woman Lulu Dickson acted in New York and appeared in Romeo and Juliet in a production starring Mary Anderson. Good condition.
Ref. no. 131b

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Clara Vesey, a carte de visite photograph of Clara Vesey by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Ref. no. 132b

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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.
Ref. no. 133b

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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.
Ref. no. 134b

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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).
Ref. no. 135b

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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.
Ref. 136b

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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.
Ref. 137b

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

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Royal Strand Theatre, programme from the early 1870s. Manager Mrs. Swanborough. Plays: The Pilgrim of Love by H.J. Byron, Kind to a Fault by William Brough and farce A Day After the Wedding. Actors: Mr. Chamberlaine, Edward Terry, Mr. Charlton, Mr. H. Crouch, Mr. J. Burnett, Miss Jenny Lee, Miss Fanny Hughes, Mrs. Raymond, Miss Lennox, Miss A. Lee, Mr. Wallace, Miss Bella Goodall, Mr. Edge, Mr. Courtney, Miss Andiland (probably Sandiland as first letter not printed), Miss Watts, Eleanor Bufton. Music by Mr. J. Fitz-gerald, acting manager Mr. Arthur Swanborough, treasurer Mr. Edward Swanborough and stage manager Mr. J. Wallace. Advert for Eugene Rimmel on reverse. Good condition.
Ref. no. 139b

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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.
Ref. no. 140b

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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'. Ref. no. 141b

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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.
Ref. no. 142b

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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.
Ref. no. 143b

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