Raynors HCA 2019-09
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Lot featuring 75 studio portraits of prominent mid-to-late nineteenth century actors, actresses, and entertainers who performed on the American stage. All but three images are identified. Handwritten identifications appear to be in multiple hands. Many of the CDVS in the collection are attributed to prominent theater industry photography studios/photographers including Jeremiah Gurney of New York, Washington Lafayette Germon, and Charles D. Fredericks & Co. Performers in the collection include theater royalty such as Junius B. Booth and John Wilkes Booth (the assassin), Maggie Mitchel (Booth girlfriend), Charlotte Cushman, Anna Dickinson (abolitionists), Mr. John Drew and Mrs. John Drew (early ancestors of the Barrymore family of actors), Owen Marlowe, Ettie Henderson (sometimes Ettie Lewis), Charles Kean, Lucille Western, McKee Rankin, and many more. Note that the CDVs remain in their pages, but the pages themselves are loose and not contained in any type of binding or album.
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CDV Album of Civil War-Era Actors & Actresses, Inc. J.W. Booth, Charlotte Cushman, Anna Dickinson, Charles Kean, and Many More

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