Karoly, Royal Leamington Spa. Cabinet Card of a fellow all dressed up in medieval garb with his bow and horn. Probably an actor. VG. $20

Window & Grove, London. Miss Ellen Terry (1847-1928) as “Margaret.” Cabinet Card. VG. $55

Henry Irvning
No ID. Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 – 13 October 1905), born John Henry Brodribb, sometimes known as J. H. Irving, was an English stage actor in the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre. In 1895 he became the first actor to be awarded a knighthood, indicating full acceptance into the higher circles of British society. Irving is widely acknowledged to be one of the inspirations for Count Dracula, the title character of the 1897 novel Dracula whose author, Bram Stoker, was business manager of the theatre. G. $20

H. Rocher & Co, Chicago. Cabinet Card of Mrs. Lilly Langtry. G+ $85

Gurney, NY. Mrs. Scott Siddons. CDV. VG. $45

No ID. Lizzie Harrold. CDV. VG. $25

Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. John Lester Wallack (1820-1888), actor and manager. Managed the second Wallack’s Theater in NY and opened the third. Trimmed. CDV. VG. $85

Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony, NY. Edwin Forrest (1806-1872). Well-known American actor. Corners clipped. CDV. VG. $85

J. Gurney & Son, NY. Mrs. John Wood, born Matilda Charlotte Vining (1831-1915); English actress and theatre manager. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $75

E. Anthony, NY. Mrs. John Wood, born Matilda Charlotte Vining (1831-1915); English actress and theatre manager. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $75

Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Agnes Kelly Robertson (1833-1916). Actress, adopted daughter of Charles Keen. CDV. VG. $40

J. Gurney & Son, NY. George Holland (1791-1870), English-American stage actor. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $50

J. Gurney & Son, NY. Daniel Webster Bryant (1833-1875). Famous negro minstrel, member of “Sable Hamonists,” “Bryant’s Minstrels.” Manager as well. CDV. G. $85

J. Gurney & Son, NY. Paul Juignet, actor. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $45

J. Gurney & Son, NY. William Randolph Floyd (b. 1832); actor and manager. CDV. VG. $35

Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony, NY. Mrs. J.H. Allen, actress. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $35

J. Gurney & Son, NY. John Nunan (1832-1870); Irish actor and comedian at Niblo’s Gardens, NY. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $35

J. Gurney & Son, NY. Livingston R. Shewell (1833-1873), actor. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $35

J. Gurney & Son, NY. Ione Burke, singer and actress. CDV trimmed at bottom. VG. $20

No ID. CDV of Mrs. Thompson, wife of Lysander Thompson, English actor popular in the US and mother of Charlotte Thompson, actress. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $25

T.R. Burnham, Boston. Edwin Forrest (1806-1872). Well-known American actor. CDV. VG. $50

Dana, New York. Large hard card-mounted photo (13″ x 7.25″). Charles Walter Couldock (1815-98), actor. One of the leading character actors of the 19th century, he was born in London and decided on a stage career after watching Macready perform. His professional debut occurred in 1836, then thirteen years later he came to America where playgoers first saw him in the title role of The Stranger. After four seasons at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, he embarked on a long tour as the old farmer Luke Fielding in The Willow Copse, a role he returned to as late as 1885. Couldock joined Laura Keene’s company in 1858 and later successfully played such roles as Iago and Hamlet. However, his most celebrated part was that of Dunstan Kirke, who unjustly banishes his daughter, in Hazel Kirke (1880). Clara Morris described the heavyset, curly-haired actor as looking like “the beau-ideal wealthy farmer” and noted, “The strong point of his acting was in the expression of intense emotion-particularly grief or frenzied rage. He was utterly lacking in dignity, courtliness, or subtlety. He was best as a rustic.” VG. $125

Falk, NY. Georgia Cayvan (1858-1906), actress. Born in Bath, Maine, this beautiful leading lady spent several years playing in Boston before succeeding Effie Ellsler as Hazel Kirke in New York in 1881. She immediately became a prominent actress, portraying the heroine in such famous comedies or dramas as The Professor (1881); The White Slave (1882), in which she spoke the once famous lines, “Rags are royal raiment when worn for virtue’s sake”; Siberia (1883); May Blossom (1884); The Wife (1887); The Charity Ball (1889); and Squire Kate (1892). An illness forced a premature retirement and led to her early death. VG. $125

ACT91. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Edwin Booth. VG. $150

Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Charles John Kean (18 January 1811 – 22 January 1868), actor, was born at Waterford, Ireland, the son of the actor Edmund Kean. CDV. VG. $75

Edwin Booth Edwin Booth
ACT107. J. O’Kane, NY. CDV of Edwin Booth, Tragedian. G. $150

Verona Jarbeau, Actress by Sarony
ACT109. Sarony, NY. Verona Jarbeau, actress. Cabinet Card. E. $45

Isabel Evesson, actress by Sarony
ACT111. Sarony, NY. Isabel Evesson (1863-1914), American actress. Cabinet Card. VG. $25

Gracie Sharpe
ACT113. Howell, New York. Cabinet Card of Gracie Sharpe, actress. VG. $20

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ACT123. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Wallack’s Theatre Souvenir. CDV. G. $125

ACT131. Cabinet Card by Warren, Boston of renowned actress Charlotte Cushman. With inscribed and signed slip “Best Wishes Miss Bours, Charlotte Cushman.” Cushman had many love affairs with well-known women of her day. She was also close friends with Secretary Seward. She led a most interesting and colorful life passing away at age 59. G. $125

ACT132. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Charlotte Saunders Cushman (July 23, 1816 – February 18, 1876) was an American stage actress. Her voice was noted for its full contralto register, and she was able to play both male and female parts. She lived intermittently in Rome, in an expatriate colony of prominent artists and sculptors, some of whom became part of her tempestuous private life. CDV. G. $75