VICTORIAN THEATRE POSTERS, PLAYBILLS AND PROGRAMMES FOR SALE
VICTORIAN THEATRE PHOTOGRAPHS & VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN PICTURES OF ACTORS ETC.

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SOLD Ref. no. 1b

Charles Fechter and Harry Widdicomb, a carte de visite of Charles Fechter as Hamlet and Harry Widdicomb as the grave digger by Adolphe Beau. Rather faded, as is so often the case with Beau photographs, and a couple of marks.
Price £9 Ref. no. 2b

SOLD 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 £20 Ref. no. 5b

Mrs. Charles Mathews, a carte de visite of actress Mrs. Charles Mathews (Lizzie Davenport) by Mayall of London. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 6b

Walter Gordon, a carte de visite of actor and playwright Walter Gordon by by Caldesi Blanford and Co. of London. A couple of marks, good condition. A headshot from this picture illustrates a biography of Walter Gordon in Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre.
Price £15 Ref. no. 7b

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 £10 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 £5 Ref. no. 9b

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. A couple of small edge chips and a small edge tear, good condition.
PRICE £20 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 £20 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 £9 Ref. no. 12b

Florence Marryat, a carte de visite photograph of novelist, actress and spiritualist Florence Marryat by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Small original bookseller label on reverse of Methven Simpson & Co., music seller to the Queen, 122 Nethergate, Dundee. Fading, good condition.
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 £25 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 £20

Theatre Royal, Bristol, 31 December 1874. Poster for Miss Marriott in the title role of Hamlet and her performances in The Wife's Secret and Jeannie Deans. Performers: Miss Marriott, Mr. Adams, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Ames, Miss Armytage, Mr. Arnold, Joanna Blake, Mr. R. Cowell, Miss Emmerson, Mr. Fosbrooke, Miss Frayley, Miss Goodyer, Miss Griffiths, Mr. L.F. Lewis, Kate Mandlebert, Ellen Mayne, Wyke Moore, Bella Murdoch, Master Newcome, Mr. Osgood, Mr. Quick, Miss E. Rudd, Mr. Scudamore, Mr. R. Smith, Mr. B. Tapping, Mr. Thurlow and George Titheradge. Manager James Henry Chart. 30 inches by 10 inches. Quite a rare playbill with Miss Marriott as Hamlet. Two 5 inch tears repaired with archival tape, a few edge chips.
£25 Ref. no. 16b

Henrietta Simms, a carte de visite sized photo of Henrietta Simms which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 17b


E.A. Sothern (owner), Pierrepont Edwards and Lester Wallack (authors), The Romance of A Poor Young Man (New York: Samuel French). Paperback play owned by actor Edward Sothern with his ownership signature on front cover. First performed in New York in 1860, Sothern starred in the first London production. There are numerous stage directions, alterations to dialogue and notes in ink, both within the text and on extra pages bound in, presumably by Sothern's director or stage manager. Together with a carte de visite photograph of Sothern by Elliott & Fry. The play has a small ownership stamp from theatre collector Terence Rees. Covers grubby, good condition. An interesting item for further research.
Price £55 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 £4 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 £4 Ref. no. 20b

Cast of Our Boys 1878, carte de visite by Elliott and Fry of Cicely Richards, David James, William Farren, Thomas Thorne, Bessie Hollingshead, Sophie Larkin, Kate Bishop and G.W. Garthorne at the Vaudeville Theatre. The carte was produced for the 1000th performance on 19th February 1878. Good condition. For programme for this play see next item.
Price £15
Ref. no. 21b

Vaudeville Theatre, programme for the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand, dated in pencil for 1875. Lessee and managers were David James and Thomas Thorne. Plays performed were A Whirligig by Pelham Hardwicke, Our Boys by Henry J. Byron and the farce A Fearful Fog by F. Hay. Actors: J. Bernard, Kate Bishop, William Farren (also stage manager), C.W. Garthorne, David James, Sophie Larkin, W. Lestocq, Cicely Richards, Amy Roselle, Thomas Thorne, Nellie Walters, Charles Warner. Others: Arthur Nicholson (conductor of band and musical director), D. McKay (acting manager). Full side advert for Eugene Rimmel's perfumery on reverse. Small holes to spine where once bound with other programmes. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 21bb

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 £4 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 £4 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 £3 Ref. no. 25b

Mrs. Charles Mathews (Lizzie Davenport), a carte de visite of Mrs. Charles Mathews by Hennah & Kent of Brighton. Good condition.
Price £10 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 £4 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 £8 Ref. no. 28b

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. 29b

Bella Pateman, a carte de visite of a young Bella Pateman by Norman and Norton of London. Fading and a couple of marks.
Price £9 Ref. no. 30b

The Sisters Anderson, playbill for magicians and mind-readers the Sisters Anderson, the daughters of the famous magician Professor Anderson, in their Wonderland entertainment of Ancient of Modern Magic at the Athenaeum Hall. Although the playbill does not name the town, it was Bristol in December 1872 at the Athenaeum Hall in Corn Street. 15 by 10 inches. A few marks, good condition. For biographies of the sisters, see Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre.
Price £150 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 £20 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 £9 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

Nelly Power, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of music hall artiste Nelly Power. Mounted on card by an amateur. A couple of small nicks to photo edges, good condition.
Price £4 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.
Price £9 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 £9 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 £15 Ref. no. 38b

SOLD Ref. no.39b

Lydia Maitland, a carte de visite sized photograph of actress Lydia Maitland, mounted on album paper. Identified in ink on front as ‘Lydia Maitland'. Some marking, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 40b

Janette Steer, a cabinet photograph of Janette Steer by R.E. Ruddock of Newcastle. Good condition.
Price £10 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

Surrey Theatre, a playbill for 24 September - year not given but it was 1866. Plays: Doing My Uncle by Rophino Lacy and True to the Colour by A.R. Slous, the last being a drama about Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada. Actors: Mr. C. Allbrook, Mr. F. Beaty, Mrs. Moreton Brookes, Mr. C. Butler, Mr. Creswick (William Creswick), Mr. Dalton, Mr. E.F. Edgar, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Fitzroy, Miss Goodall (probably Bella Goodall), Mr. C. Herring, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Hummertson, Joseph Irving, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Lewis, Mr. C. Lloyds, Mr. Maclean (John Maclean), Henry Marston, Alfred Nelson, Georgina Pauncefort, Kate Saville, Mr. Shepherd (Richard Shepherd), Mr. Smithson, Mr. Stretton, Elizabeth Webster, Mr. W.C. Williams, Mr. Woodfield. Others: Gates (scenery), Gowrie (scenery), W. Gauntlett (scenery), Adams (scenery), H. Coombes (costumes), W. Mather (machinery), Lloyds (appointments), Hinkley (gas), Cox (illusions), Wood of Bow Street (armoury), A. Schmuck (music), J. Cormack (dance choreography), W.C. Williams (stage manager), Stephen Smith (treasurer), Dalton (prompter), William Spencer (bill inspector) and Merser & Gardner (printer of Kennington). 8 inches by 19.5. Small edge tear, good condition.
Price £25 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 £35 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 £35 Ref. no. 46b

SOLD 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 £20 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 £9 Ref. no. 49b

Berte Thomas, a signed cabinet photograph of actor and playwright Berte Thomas in costume by Taber of Montgomery Street, San Francisco. Autographed on front ‘Very affectionately yours Berte Thomas'.
Thomas was in America in 1898 when actor and playwright Leonard Outram named him as the other man when he sued his wife for a divorce in London. Some age speckling, good condition.
Price £25 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 £9 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 £9 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 £20 Ref. no. 52b

Ada Lester, a cabinet photo of Ada Lester by A.M. Cromack of Scarborough. Ada Lester was known for her roles in plays based on Wilkie Collins novels. She drowned, along with her father and sister, when the ship she was travelling to Australia on, the Clan Macduff, sank off Ireland. Age marks to picture, identified in ink on front.
Price £35 Ref. 53b

Roger Livesey, An early signed photo from the 1930s of theatre and film actor Roger Livesey. Roger Livesey found fame both on the stage and in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger films such as I Know Where I'm Going and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Roger Livesey was the son of Edwardian actor Sam Livesey - a member of a long established provincial Victorian and Edwardian theatre family. The autograph on the photo says ‘Best wishes Roger Livesey' in ink. The photo measures just under 4½ inches by just under 3½ inches, and so is smaller than a postcard. An ink stamp on the reverse reads, ‘Repro by the Photo Repro Co., 14 Cecil Court, W.C.2'; this company was at this address in the 1930s and presumably produced pictures actors could use as headshots and for autographs. Very good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 54b

Caroline Heath, a carte de visite sized photo of Caroline Heath (later Mrs. Wilson Barrett) which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. A couple of nicks to edges of photo, otherwise good condition.
Price £9 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 £9 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 £4 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 £4 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 £4 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 £9 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 £9 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 £9 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 £5 Ref. no. 63b

Eleanor Bufton, cabinet woodburytype photograph of Eleanor Bufton taken in 1875. Good condition.
Price £15 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 £15 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 £4 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 £15 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 £10 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 £10 Ref. no. 69b

Harry Paulton, a carte de visite photograph of Harry Paulton by G. Williams of Holloway Road. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 70b

William Creswick, carte de visite of actor and Surrey Theatre manager William Creswick by Fradelle and Marshall. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 71b

 

Rachel Sanger, woodburytype photograph of Rachel Sanger. Small format. A small headshot from this picture and a biography of Sanger can be found in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Good condition.
Price £6 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 £4 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 £9 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 £20 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 £4 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 £4 Ref. no. 78b

Alfred Wigan, a carte de visite of Alfred Wigan by Disderi of Paris and London. Autographed in Wigan's handwriting on the front in the blank area ‘Alfred Wigan March 1870'. Some fading and ink marks from when he placed it in a letter and posted it. Good condition.
Price £35 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

Charles Mathews, a carte de visite of Charles Mathews by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Fading, good condition.
Price £9 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 £9 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 £25 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 £25 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


Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson, The Lost Theatres of London (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968). Illustrated hardback. Ex library, sound reading copy.
Price £15 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 £25 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 £25 Ref. no. 91b

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 £25 Ref. no. 92b

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 £25 Ref. no. 93b

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.
Price £10 Ref. no. 94b

Henry Sinclair, a a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Henry Sinclair, taken in about 1875. Mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition. There is a biography of Sinclair in Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre and a small headshot of this picture appears as an illustration.
Price £9 no. 95b

Victoria Vokes, a carte de visite photograph of Victoria Vokes of the Vokes Family by Elliott & Fry. Good condition.
Price £8
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 £25 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 £25 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 £4 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 £20 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 £35 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

Whit Rogerson, a printed play called Jack's Delight that belonged to the Victorian actor Whit Rogerson when he was at the Theatre Royal, Portsmouth in 1878. Rogerson played the character of Titus. Ownership signature of Whit Rogerson on front, inside and back page, and he marked in the initials of the other actors against their roles. Whitmond Rogerson (c.1843-1906) was born in Sheffield and his wife Jessie acted as Jessie St. Clair. He and his first wife Emma (also an actress) were the parents of Amy Harriet Ellen Rogerson (married actor John Henry George Booth) and Arthur Rogerson. Jack's Delight is by Thomas J. Williams and it was published by Samuel French. Tatty and back cover missing.
Price £9
Ref. no. 107b

Matthew Wilkinson, a printed play called My Turn Next that belonged to Victorian actor Matt Wilkinson. An amateur paper binding made from a package used to post a newspaper (with the remains of an address to the Marionettes Exhibition, Sparrow Green, Wadhurst) and sewn spine, perhaps made by Wilkinson himself. The cover has printed name (probably cut from a playbill), his ownership stamp three times. The original title page has been removed, perhaps to remove an earlier owner's details. Inside there is Matt Wilkinson's ownership signature, stamps and the role of Twitter is marked up by him. Matthew Henry Wilkinson (1858-1930) became an actor in the 1880s. He was born in Staffordshire and he married actress Sophie Jekyll Graham Newman, the widow of Tom Auther Sawdon, and who may have acted as Sophia Fane. His daughter Violet (Violet Beatrice Wilkinson who acted as Eileen O'Connor) also became an actress. Tatty but interesting.
Price £9 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 £9 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

Arthur Wood and Fanny Josephs, a carte de visite of Arthur Wood as Crabtree and Fanny Josephs as Lady Sneerwell in The School for Scandal at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Photo by Window & Grove of London. One edge slightly trimmed. Good condition. A headshot from this photo and a biography of Arthur Wood appears in Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre.
Price £25 Ref. no. 110b

Samuel Phelps, a carte de visite of Samuel Phelps by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 111b

John Henry Lunn, an original large pen and ink portrait on card of actor Lionel Brough produced for the Tribune newspaper in about 1905. J.H. Lunn based his portrait on a photograph of Brough by Lizzie Caswall Smith. John Henry Lunn (1864-1951) was born in York. When he became an artist and illustrator he moved to Brixton. Good condition.
Price £35
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 £4 Ref. no. 113b

SOLD
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 £10 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 £9 Ref. no. 115b

SOLD 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 £5 Ref. no. 117b

Helen Barry, a carte de visite photograph of actress Helen Barry by Bassano of London. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 118b

J.B. Buckstone, a carte de visite of John Baldwin Buckstone by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 119b

Louise Henderson, a carte de visite of Louise Henderson by Gurney & Son of 5th Avenue, New York. Louise Henderson acted in London in the 1870s and appeared in the opera bouffe Genevieve De Brabant at the Royal Philharmonic Theatre in 1872. Good condition.
Price £9 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 £25 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 £20 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 £10 Ref. no. 123b

Henry Neville, a carte de visite of Henry Neville in the early 1860s by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 124b

SOLD 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 £4 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 £9 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 £5 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 £4 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 £4 Ref. no. 130b

Unknown Actor, a carte de visite sized photograph mounted on card of an unidentified actor in costume. Good condition.
Price £9 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 £20 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 £4 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 £7 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 £35 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 £20 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 £20 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 £4 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 £4 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

Lydia Dudley, a real photo postcard of music hall artiste Lydia Dudley by the Speed Photo Co. Autographed on the front ‘Sincerely yours, Lydia Dudley 9/1/07' and with a handwritten message, probably to her family, from her on the reverse ‘Dear ?, kindly call for me this evening hope all is well at home ? Expects us along. Have you a vacancy for this young lady?' Lydia Dudley's real name was Lydia Dudley Scott and she was born in Liverpool in 1877. She was the daughter of plumber and glazier William Scott and landlady Ellen Jane Scott and her mother had theatrical boarders. She had brothers George Thomas Scott, William Ellis Scott, Walter Scott, Joseph Scott and Stanley Stuart Scott; Captain William Ellis Scott died in New York in 1893. Good conditon.
Price £25 Ref. no. 143b

James Bennett, a carte de visite of tragedian James Bennett in the role of Louis XI. Taken in the 1860s by Belfast photographer Marcus Ward. The picture once belonged to J.F. Warden, the actor manager of the Theatre Royal, Belfast. A headshot from this photograph, together with a biography of Bennett, can be found in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Good condition.
Price £60 Ref. no. 144b

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, An early signed photo of theatre and film actress Peggy Ashcroft, taken when she was a young woman in the 1930s. It is a real photo postcard and is signed Peggy Ashcroft in ink on the front, and has a note from her on the reverse which reads, ‘Many thanks for your very nice letter and the book, very sincerely Peggy Ashcroft'. The card measures just under 5½ inches by 3½ inches. Image and autograph are a little dark & slight bloom to image, otherwise good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 145b

Frederick Dewar, a carte de visite of Frederick Dewar by Samuel A. Walker of London. A small headshot from this picture and a biography of Dewar can be found in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 146b

Jennie Lee, a carte de visite of Jennie Lee in costume by Somers & co. Good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 147b

Frederick Melville, three printed postcards from Frederick Melville's east end melodrama The Bad Girl of the Family.
1. ‘The Abduction'.
2. ‘Aren't you going to kiss your wife?'
3. ‘How Would you like to be my housekeeper?'
Some aging, good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 148b

Harry Vernon Warner and Elsie Warner, cabinet photograph of the two musician children by Edward Godwin of 63 Anerley Road, Crystal Palace, London. Autographed in ink by both children as ‘H. Vernon Warner' and ‘Elsie Warner' and dated 1901. Harry and Elsie gave concerts from childhood and were the children of music teacher Harry Ernest Warner and Florence Warner. They grew up in Richmond and their father played the church organ in Kew. Harry Vernon Warner (1887-1973) played the piano and Elsie May Warner (born 1891) played the violin. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 149b

William Rignold, a woodburytype carte de visite of William Rignold as Jacques in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur with the original magazine caption. A little marked and aged.
Price £10 Ref. no. 150b

Henry Neville, a woodburytype carte de visite of Henry Neville as Pierre in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur with the original magazine caption. A little marked and aged.
Price £4 Ref. no. 151b

Henry Neville, a woodburytype carte de visite of Henry Neville as Pierre in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 152b

Emily Fowler, a woodburytype carte de visite of Emily Fowler in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 153b

Unknown Actress, 1860s photograph that has been soaked off from its carte de visite card. Top edge trimmed. An actress in a military uniform holding a sword, posed against rocks and a scenic backdrop.
Price £7 Ref. no. 154b

Benjamin Webster, a woodburytype carte de visite of Benjamin Webster. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 155b

Grand Theatre Leeds, theatre programme for 7 to 12 September 1908. The visiting play was The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Fred Terry. Those mentioned on the programme are:
Actors: Fred Terry, A.E. Anson, Alfred Kendrick, Malcolm Cherry, Frederick Groves, Horace Hodges, Harry F. Wright, R. Easten Pickering, L. Race Dunrobin, Walter Edwin, D.J. Williams, Sidney Porter, Maurice Elvey, J. Carter-Edwards, Hermann Griffiths, C.R. Gibbon, Goodwin Nock, George Dudley, Walter Armstrong, A. Coneybeare Gough, Phillip Merivale, Claire Pauncefort, Kathleen Doyle, Mary Jennings, Marion Sterling, Miss Stuart Innes and Miriam Lewes.
Others: John Hart (managing director), Wynn Miller (general manager), A. Romilli (musical director), R.C. Oldham (scenic artist), John R. Turnbull (stage manager), Goodwin Nock (assistant stage manager), Florence Lane (harpist), Alfred W. Pope (advance manager), Arthur Garrett (general manager).
Numerous adverts for local businesses in Leeds.
Good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 156b

Herman Vezin, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Henry Neville and Lionel Brough, real photo postcard of Vezin as Rowley, Tree as Sir Peter, Neville as Sir Oliver Surface and Brough as Moses in The School for Scandal. Published by J. Beagles & co., an interesting picture of the four Victorian actors in about 1906. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 157b

Sir Michael Costa, a carte de visite sized photo of composer and conductor Sir Michael Costa which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. Good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 158b

Monsieur Jullien, a carte de visite sized photo of composer and conductor Monsieur Julien which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. A couple of tears to paper edges, good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 159b

Nelly Power, two woodburytype carte de visite photographs of music hall artiste Nellie Power. Mounted on card by an amateur. The second, smaller, picture has a slight wave from not being fully glued down upon the card. Good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 160b

SOLD Ref. no. 161b

Amy Roselle, a woodburytype carte de visite of Amy Roselle. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 162b

Arthur Dacre and Amy Roselle, two signed cabinet photographs by W. & D. Downey of 57 & 61 Ebury Street, London. Autographed in ink on front ‘Always yours Arthur Dacre' and ‘Always yours Amy Roselle-Dacre'. Good condition.
Price £150 Ref. no. 163b

Amy Roselle, photographic woodburytype portrait of Amy Roselle by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile signature ‘Yours very truly Amy Roselle'. Amy Roselle was a child star and married actor Arthur Dacre; while in Australia on tour Dacre shot them both in a double suicide. Disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 164b Price £4

Edith Stuart, a carte de visite sized photo of actress Edith Stuart which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. Some age mottling to background, still sharp and clear on face and figure.
Price £5 Ref. no. 165b

Cicely Nott, a carte de visite of vocalist and actress Cicely Nott by Elliott & Fry and Fry of London. Autographed in ink on reverse ‘yours sincerely Cicely Nott'. A small headshot from this picture and a biography of Nott can be found in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre.
Price £40 Ref. 166b

Edith Blanche, Autographed cabinet photograph of Edith Blanche by Fergus of Greenock and Millport, Scotland. Blanche is dressed in costume for pantomime and the picture was taken in 1899. Signed in ink on the front ‘Sincerely yours Edith Blanche Jan 99'. Daughter of Cicely Nott. Good condition.
Price £30 Ref. no. 167b

Ada Blanche, real photo postcard by Rotary of Ada Blanche. Photo by Foulsham & Banfield. Written in ink on reverse 'born 1868 1898 Drury Lane etc.' Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 168b

 

Henry Gartside Neville, carte de visite by the London Stereoscopic Company in the 1870s. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 169b

Henry Valentine Swanborough, a carte de visite of Strand Theatre manager Henry Valentine Swanborough by Negretti & Zambra of Sydenham, London. Taken shortly before Swanborough's suicide. Small loss to one bottom corner of card (not affecting image area), good condition.
Price £40 Ref. no. 170b

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 £25 Ref. no. 171b

 

Edward Swanborough, carte de visite of Edward Swanborough in masonic apron by Charles Watkins of London. In ink on reverse ‘Edward Swanborough P.M. Lodge of Asaph 1319'. Good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 172b

Strand Theatre, programme for the Royal Strand Theatre, dated in pencil 1878. Lessee and manager Mrs. Swanborough. Plays performed Over the Way by Paul Merritt, Family Ties by F.C. Burnand, Dora and Diplunacy by F.C. Burnand and the farce Two to One by Arthur Clements. Actors: Ada Swanborough, R. Bolder, Henry Carter (alo stage director), Mrs. Clouston Foster, Harry Cox, Mr. Ettinson, J.G. Grahame, Miss La Feuillade, Monsieur Marius, Mr. F. Mitchell, W.S. Penley, Rachel Sanger, Lottie Venne, Horace Wigan (also stage manager), Miss Gwynne Williams. Others: H.P. Hall (scenery), John Fitzgerald (musical director and composer), Arthur Swanborough (acting manager), Edward Swanborough (treasurer). Full page advert on reverse for Eugene Rimmel. Printed by Aubert. Good condition.
Page £9 Ref. no. 173b

Strand Theatre, programme for the Royal Strand Theatre, dated in pencil 1883. Lessee and manager Mrs. Swanborough. Plays performed Keep Your Temper!, Comedy of Errors and Toddles!. Actors: John S. Clarke (John Sleeper Clarke), Mr. F. Belton, Miss Vere Carew, Mr. H. Carter (Henry Carter, Harry Carter was also the assistant stage manager), Mr. F. Charles, Miss M.A. Giffard, Mr. G.L. Gordon, Mr. F. Harris, Mr. T.P. Haynes, Miss La Feuillade, Mr. T.P. Haynes, Miss H. Lindley, Mr. F. Mervin, Harry Paulton, Mr. W.H. Pennington, Madame Sylvia, Blanche Thompson, Mr. H.J. Turner, Sallie Turner, Mr. G. Weathersby. Others: T.E. Ryan (scenery), John Fitzgerald (musical director), Lewis Wingfield (costume designer), Monsieur and Madame Alias (costume makers), Lyon & Son (furniture), Arthur Swanborough (acting manager), Edward Swanborough (treasurer) and Mr. H.J. Hitchins (acting manager), Messrs A. and S. Gatti (refreshments) and Mr. J.J. Outhwaite (box office). Full page advert on reverse for Eugene Rimmel. Right edge trimmed, not affecting text, from when it was bound with others and this edge has darkened with age.
Price £9 Ref. no. 174b

Robert Loraine, A. Vane-Tempest, Miss Gladys Gaynor, Mr. Arthur Lewis and Nina Boucucault, real photo postcard of actor and aviator Robert Loraine, A. Vane-Tempest, Miss Gladys Gaynor, Mr. Arthur Lewis and Nina Boucucault in The Man From the Sea. A little marked on blank reverse, good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 175b

Gabrielle Ray, two real photo postcards of Gabrielle Ray - one a studio pose, the second an articial snow scene. The first was sent with a message (no stamp present, though) to a Mr. Jim Borthwich (? probably should read Bewick as there was a family of this name at this address) of 13 Woodbine Street in Gateshead. Light creasing to first image, good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 176b

Rose Leclercq, a carte de visite sized photo of Rose Leclerq which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Rather faded and loss to bottom left corner of image. Taken in the early 1860s.
Price £5 Ref. no. 177b

William James Thorold, real photo postcard of journalist, author and actor William James Thorold. Captioned 'Mr. Alexander's Dooble' - referring to Thorold's noted resemblance to actor George Alexander. Thorold was a Canadian and married Muriel Mappin in London in 1906. Corner crease to top left corner, otherwise good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 178b

Sir George Alexander, four postcards of George Alexander - the first two real photo, the second two printed.
1. George Alexander and Lilian Braithwaite in costume. 1130 Rotary Photo. Rotary Photographic Series.
2. Langfier photo. 103a. Rotary Photo Co. Rotary Photographic Series. Birmingham postmark 27 February 1905. Message from Nellie of Hughendon, 263 Park Road to Miss M. Nally, Rose and Crown, Gt Lister Street, Birmingham. (Marion Nally born c.1885 daughter of publican Patrick Nally at the Rose and Crown pub, 238 Great Lister Street).
3. Printed postcard. George Alexander in His House in Order. Ellis & Walery copyright.
4. Printed postcard. Picture by Lizzie Caswall Smith. Davidson Brothers Pictorial Post Cards Stageland Series no. 6078. Blackpool postmark 23 January 1906 or 1908. Message from Mildred Keogh, who wrote of George Alexander ‘I admire him awfully, don't you?' to Jessie Ahu?? of Main Street, Middleton, County Cork; Jessie wrote under the picture ‘This does not half flatter him!' Fading & a couple of marks to first two.
Price £4 Ref. no. 179b

Kate Saxon, a carte de visite sized photo of Kate Saxon which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 180b

William Redmund, a woodburytype carte de visite of William Redmund published by Figaro in its Gallery of Celebrities in the 1870s. Nick to bottom edge of photo area, otherwise good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 181b

Carlotta Addison and H.J. Montague, a carte de visite of Carlotta Addison and H.J. Montague in Forgiven by the London Stereoscopic Company. Small repair to bottom right of photo, otherwise good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 182b

Carlotta Addison, a carte de visite photograph of Carlotta Addison by Window and Grove. Autographed by Addison in ink. Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 183b

Fanny Addison, two carte de visites of Fanny Addison by Horatio King of Bath. Both are aged and marked. Poor condition. A headshot from one, together with a biography of Addison, appears in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre.
Ref. no. 184b Price £15

Billie Burke and Farren Soutar, two real photo postcards of Billie Burke and Farren Soutar in The Belle of Mayfair. The first Posted in 1907 to Miss M. Freestone, 3 Goldington Crescent, St. Pancras and the second Posted in 1907 Blackpool to Miss M. Booth, 70 Lytham Road, Blackpool (this was Mary Alice Booth, a shop assistant at this address to her father Alfred Ernest Booth). Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 185b

Amy Fawsitt, a carte de visite of Amy Fawsitt in wig and costume by the London Stereoscopic Company. The play was probably The School for Scandal. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 186b

Lewis Waller, real photo postcard of Lewis Waller in military costume as Arthur Conan Doyle's Brigadier Gerard. Posted to Miss F. Muir, 97 Roxburgh Street, Walton, Liverpool in 1906 with a message from Walter Muir to his sister Florence Muir. Slight creasing to edges, good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 187b

Lewis Waller, seven postcards of Lewis Waller: 1. Real photo postcard published by Rotary. Southampton postmark and stamp on front of card for 4 November 1908. Addressed to Miss Jessie Langford, P.O. West End, Southampton. Message Queen's Café. 2. Real photo postcard of Waller as Colonel Cyril Egerton and Evelyn D'Alroy in The Fires of Fate. Published by Rotary. Addressed and with a message to Miss F. Byrne, 25 Landseer Street, Battersea (this was Florence Laura Byrne who was a tailoress of army clothing & lived at this address with her mother Martha and brother Arthur Albert Byrne; she married Edward Samuel Mellor). 3. Printed postcard of Waller in costume and wig published by Raphael Tuck. Postmark Aberdeen 31 August 1905. Addressed & with a message to Miss Jeannie Murray, c/o Mr. Lyon, Station House, Keith - it asks her if she saw the eclipse of the previous day. 4. Printed postcard. Postmark Liverpool 19 December 1906. Addressed & with a message to Miss Emily Smith, 1 Sandringham Drive, Aigburth Road, Aigburth, Liverpool. 5. Real photo postcard by Rotary of Lewis Waller as Geoffrey Mohun and Evelyn Millard as Lady Lettice Pierrepoint in His Majesty's Servant. 6. Real photo postcard by Rotary of Lewis Waller as Beaucaire and Grace Lane as Lady Mary Carlyle in Monsieur Beaucaire. 7. Real photo postcard by Beagles of Lewis Waller in costume. Shop stamp pf Will A. Skinner, The Post Card Shop, 2 Prospect Street, Hull. Postmark 24 October 1904 Hull. Addressed and with a message to Mr. E. Maples, Victoria Avenue, Princes Avenue, Hull. A few creases and fading to some cards.
Price £5 Ref. no. 188b

Marie Bancroft and Lin Rayne, carte de visite of Lin Rayne and Marie Bancroft in The School for Scandal as Sir Benjamin Backbite and Lady Teazle at the Prince of Wales's Theatre. Photographer Window and Grove. A small headshot from this picture and a biography of Lin Rayne can be found in the book Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Very good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 189b

J.H. Loome, a carte de visite of actor John Loome, known professionally as J.H. Loome, by W. Bigot of Havant Street in Portsmouth. Signed in ink on front 'J.H. Loome', this is probably an autograph. The picture, which was taken in about 1863; it once belonged to actor and theatre manager J.F. Warden of Belfast. J.F. Warden, manager of the Theatre Royal, Belfast, and the two men were in the company at the Queen's Theatre, Dublin in 1863. John Loome (c.1825-1898) was born in Plymouth. In 1859 he was with a company in Cork and in 1860 he was co-manager of the Theatre Royal, Colchester. he was still working in the late 1880s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 190b Price £45

C. Hayden Coffin, two real photo postcards of C. Hayden Coffin. Photos by Hana. The first published by Rotary and posted in Brighton in 1906 to Miss C. Wheatly, 7 Cannon Place, Brighton (this was Caroline Wheatley, resident at this address with her parents Jacob - a bath chair proprietor - and Emily Wheatley). The second published by Rotary and posted in Ramsgate in 1905 to Lilian Thompson, 1 Elms Villa, The Elms, Ramsgate. Creasing to both cards, light to the first and heavy to the second and a heavy postmark to second.
Price £4 Ref. no. 191b

The Follies, real photo postcard by Hana of music hall artistes or concert part troupe The Follies dressed in pierrot costumes. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 192b

The Gaieties, two real photo postcards by Hana of variety artistes and concert party performers The Gaieties. The first is autographed by each member of the act: Charles Conyers, Beatrice Jeffreys, Percy R. Watson (Percy Rupert Wilson), Ruby Wilson, Wilson James and Lois Barker. The second postcard is of Ruby Wilson alone. Good condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 193b

Three Arts Club, Real photo postcard by Hana of London of an actor and two actresses in costume. Annotated on reverse in pencil ‘The Three Arts Club?' Good condition.
Price £3 Ref. no. 194b

Harry Randall and Harry Tate, two printed postcards of pantomime performer Harry Randall and music hall comedian Harry Tate - pictures by Hana and published by G.D. & D. Edges scuffed, a couple of marks.
Price £3 Ref. no. 195b

Carte de visite of an unknown young actress or actor in costume with sword and false moustache by an unknown photographer. An early picture as a stand (to keep the subject still) can be seen behind. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 196b

Carlotta Leclercq, a carte de visite photograph of Carlotta Leclercq by the London Stereoscopic Company. Card edges trimmed, otherwise good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 197b

Edward Terry, a woodburytype carte de visite of Edward Terry. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 198b

Gus Sharland, A large 1920s photograph of theatre, London Palladium and film actor Gus Sharland in costume as a soldier with medals by Hana Studios of London. The reverse reads in ink handwriting, ‘Return to Gus Sharland. Palladium.' The photograph measures just over 8 inches by 6 inches. Condition: Ink mark to top left, tiny corner crease top left. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 199b

Unknown actor or actress with moustache in medieval costume, 1860s. Unmounted carte de visite sized photo. Good condition.
Price £7 Ref. no. 200b

Wild West Rider?, a cabinet photograph of a young woman rider, possibly for a wild west show, or similar by Vandyk of 125 Gloucester Road, Queens Gate, London. She is wearing a riding outfit and hat, similar to those worn by riders and shooters in wild west shows, and holding a riding crop and wearing a large tusk brooch. Some fading and marks.
Price £7 Ref. no. 201b

Wilson Barrett, four real photo postcards - three picturing Wilson Barrett and one a play by him.
1. Wilson Barrett in The Christian King with two other actors. Rotary postcard. Portsmouth postmark 21 September 0? Addressed with message to Miss T. Smith, 25 Seymour Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex.
2. Wilson Barrett as Alfred and Lillah McCarthy in The Christian King. Rotary postcard. Portsmouth postmark 7 August 1904. Also addressed to and with a message from A to Miss T. Smith, this time at The Milton Arms, Milton, Portsmouth.
3. Marie Leonhard as Mercia, Ivy Millais as Stephanus and William F. Grant as Marcus Superbus in Wilson Barrett's play The Sign of the Cross. Rotary postcard.
4. Wilson Barrett as Alfred and Lillah McCarthy as Zebuda in The Christian King. postcard. Postmarked and addressed with message to Miss T. Smith, 25 Seymour Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex.
Fading to three of the cards, a couple of creases, and a mark to Barrett's face on last card.
Price £4 Ref. no. 202b

Lydia Thompson, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Lydia Thompson. Mounted on card by an amateur. A couple of dents to top card edge, good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 203b

Lydia Thompson, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Lydia Thompson. Mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at base, good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 204b

Bransby Williams, Fred Terry, Lawrence Rea, Brandon Thomas, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, John Hare, Huntley Wright, Fred Brenan Woulfe and Robert Taber, 9 postcards:
1. Bransby Williams as Romeo. Printed postcard. Picture by Lizzie Caswall Smith. Published by Millar & Lang. Seacombe Birkenhead postmark 5 May 1905. Addressed to Miss Egerton Smith, Corlia, New Brighton (this was Norah Egerton Smith, daughter of music seller Francis Egerton Smith, resident at 39 Rowson Street)
2. Real photo postcard of Fred Terry in costume. Published by Beagles. Postmarked 23 November 1904 and with a message & addressed to Miss L.E. Ducken (?), c/o American Radiator Co., 89 Shoe Lane, E.C. London.
3. Lawrence Rea in costume. Real photo postcard published by Rotary.
4. Brandon Thomas. Printed postcard of playwright Brandon Thomas - best remembered for Charley's Aunt.
5. Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Printed Postcard published by Shurrey's Publications.
6. John Hare. Real photo postcard. Published by W.G. Pollard.
7. Huntley Wright. Real photo postcard published by Raphael Tuck.
8. Printed postcard of Frederick Brenan Woulfe as Marcus Superbus.
9. Printed postcard of Robert Taber. Lanfier. The Wrench Series 25010.
Some aging - fading to the real photo cards, a few corner creases etc.
Price £4 Ref. no. 205b

Angelina Claude, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Angelina Claude. Mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 206b

Emily Muir, a woodburytype carte de visite of Emily Muir. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 207b

Cyril Maude, Fay Davis, Seymour Hicks, Isabel Jay, Nipper Lupino Lane, 5 real photo postcards by Rotary.
1. Cyril Maude in costume as Hogson in L'Anglais Tel Qu on Le Parle. Photo by Bassano. Good condition.
2. Fay Davis by Rotary. Photo by Dover St Studios. Good condition.
3. Real photo postcard of Isabel Jay in Dutch costume by Rotary in their Photographic Circle Plate Sunk Series. Didn't fit on scanner - good condition.
4. Seymour Hicks in Scottish dress as Angus Graeme in The Gay Gordons. Photo by Foulsham & Banfield. Good condition.
5. Real photo postcard by Rotary of child actor Nipper Lupino Lane in the pantomime The Babes in the Wood. Photo by Barrauds of Liverpool. Edges trimmed.
Price £4 Ref. no. 208b

Adeline Billington, carte de visite of Adeline Billington in a double exposure pose, showing her character young and old, in the 1865 production of Rip Van Winkle at the Adelphi Theatre. The photographer was W. Walker & Sons. Good condition.
Ref. no. 209b Price £25

Gee Lestocq, real photo postcard by Rotary of Gee Lestocq. Photo by Foulsham & Banfield. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 210b

Nelly Bromley, a woodburytype carte de visite of Nelly Bromley. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 211b

Mrs. John Wood, a woodburytype carte de visite of actress Mrs. John Wood. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 212b

Amy Sedgwick, a carte de visite of actress Amy Sedgwick by Hennah & Kent of 108 Kings Road, Brighton. Identified in pencil on reverse. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 213b

John Clayton, a carte de visite photograph of actor John Clayton by F.R. Window of London. Identified in pencil on reverse. Seller stamp on reverse of Charles Westerton, Fancy Stationer, Knightsbridge. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 214b

Amy Sheridan, carte de visite of actress Amy Sheridan by Elliott and Fry of London. Amy wearing an onyx necklace and earrings. Identified in pencil on reverse. A little fading and a couple of marks to blank area, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 215b

Sydney Fairbrother, real photo postcard of Sydney Fairbrother in later life, probably the 1930s. Photograph by Cyril Stanborough. Autographed in ink on the front ‘Sydney Fairbrother'. Good condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 216b

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.
Price £4 Ref. no. 217b

Clara Rousby, a carte de visite of Clara Rousby by W. & D. Downey. Good condition.
Price £12 Ref. no. 218b

Maud Middleton, a carte de visite photograph of Maud Middleton by the London Stereoscopic Company. Hand tinted. Some age marks.
Price £7 Ref. no. 219b

SOLD Ref. no. 220b

Kate Terry, a woodburytype carte de visite of Kate Terry by Lock and Whitfield, 178 Regent Street, London and given away by the magazine the Saturday Programme Supplement in 1876. Mounted on card by an amateur - slight wave where not fully glued down on the card - good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 221b

Ellen Terry and Marion Terry, two woodburytype photograph plates from The Theatre, produced in about 1878. Ellen Terry in costume as Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Marion Terry as herself in modern dress. Both pictures taken by Lock and Whitfield of London. A little creasing to card edges and aging, small tear to right side of card edge of Ellen Terry, good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 222b

Charles Warner, photographic woodburytype portrait of Charles Warner by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘Charles Warner'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 223b

H.J. Byron, photographic woodburytype portrait of playwright H.J. Byron by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘yours sincerely H.J. Byron'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Byron was the author of numerous burlesques for the Swanborough family at the Strand Theatre. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 224b

Bella Pateman, photographic woodburytype portrait of Bella Pateman by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘yours truly Bella Pateman'. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Bottom edge of card slightly trimmed, top edge of card a little grubby. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 225b

F.C. Burnand, photographic woodburytype portrait of Punch editor and playwright F.C. Burnand by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile dedication ‘yours truly F.C. Burnand. A disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Bottom blank edge slightly trimmed with a couple of nicks, otherwise food condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 226b

Madge Kendal and W.H. Kendal, photographic woodburytype portraits of actor managerers Madge and W.H. Kendal by Lock & Whitfield of London. Printed facsimile signature ‘Madge Robertson Kendal' and 'W.H. Kendal'. Disbound plates from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Corner crease to blank bottom area on Madge Kendal, otherwise good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 227b

Violet Cameron, photographic woodburytype portrait of Violet Cameron. Printed facsimile signature 'sincerely yours Violet Greenland'. Disbound plate from the Theatre magazine of the mid 1870s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 228b Price £4

Marie Litton, photographic woodburytype portrait of Marie Litton. Printed facsimile signature ‘very truly yours Marie Litton'. Disbound plate from the Theatre Magazine of the mid 1870s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 229b Price £4

Alma Murray, real photo postcard of Alma Murray in The Prodigal Son by an unknown photographer. Autographed in ink on the front: ‘Yours truly Alma Murray Dec 1st 06'. The Prodigal Son was performed in 1906 at the Camden Theatre. Good condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 230b

Leigh Murray, a portrait of Leigh Murray. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. This is a very high quality engraving with a photographic quality. Foxing to border, otherwise good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 231b

Leigh Murray and Fanny Stirling, Leigh Murray as Orlando and Fanny Stirling as Rosalind in As You Like It. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Foxing to edges (not affecting central engraving) and loss to bottom left corner.
Price £9 Ref. no. 232b

Jenny Marston and Frederick Robinson, Jenny Marston and Frederick Robinson as Florizel and Perdita in The Winter's Tale. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. There is a biographical entry for Jenny Marston in Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 233b

Miss Woolgar (Mrs. Alfred Mellon), Miss Woolgar (Mrs. Alfred Mellon) as Rosalind in As You Like It. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 234b

Madame Celeste, Madame Celeste as Princess Katherine in Henry V. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 235b

George Bennett, George Bennett as King Henry the Eighth. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 236b

Kate Bateman and Ellen Bateman, the Bateman sisters as children, at the time they were brought to London, with Ellen Bateman as Richard III and Kate Bateman as Richmond. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850-1853 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Blank edges possibly a little trimmed, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 237b

Mr. Atkins and Miss Cross, Mr. Atkins and Miss Cross as Grumio and Curtis in The Taming of the Shrew. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 238b

Barry Sullivan, Barry Sullivan as Hamlet. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 239b

Henry Betty, Henry Betty as Faulconbridge in King John. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 240b

Charles Pitt, Charles Pitt as Gloster in Henry VI. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 241b

J.W. Wallack, J.W. Wallack as Gloster in Richard III. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 242b

Miss Cooper, Miss Cooper as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 243b

George Vandenhoff, George Vandenhoff as Coriolanus. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing on left hand side - not affecting main image.
Price £9 Ref. no. 244b

William Macready, William Macready as Richard II. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 245b

William Macready, William Macready as Henry IV. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 246b

William Macready and E.L. Davenport, William Macready as Cassius and E.L. Davenport as Brutus in Julius Caesar. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 247b

George Bennett, George Bennett as Hubert in King John. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 248b

George Bennett, George Bennett as Apemantus in Timon of Athens. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 249b

Henry Compton, a portrait of Henry Compton. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. This is a very high quality engraving with a photographic quality. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 250b

Henry Compton, Henry Compton as Launce in Two Gentleman of Verona. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Foxing to edges.
Price £9 Ref. no. 251b

Mary Amelia Warner, Mary Amelia Warner as Hermione in The Winter's Tale. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 252b

William Creswick, William Creswick as Coriolanus. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Foxing and a large corner crease to bottom left.
Price £9 Ref. no. 253b

William Creswick, William Creswick as Hotspur in Henry IV. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good conditon.
Price £9 Ref. no. 254b

Julia Harland and Miss Conquest, Julia Harland as Puck and Miss Conquest as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 255b

Isabella Glyn, Isabella Glyn as Constance in King John. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Very light foxing to edges, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 256b

Mrs. Fitzwilliam, Mrs. Fitzwilliam as Mrs. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Very light foxing to edges, good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 257b

 

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1907). No. 54, Vol. 9, with interesting contents and adverts. Main play Antony and Cleopatra. Pictures of actors include: Constance Collier, Herbert Beerbohm Tree (including an extra presentation plate in colour), Hilda Moore, Robert Atkins, Edward Ouston, Basil Gill, Norman Forbes, J. Fisher White, Charles Quartermain, Maud Cressall, Julian L'Estrange, Lyn Harding, Bruce Joy, Frances Laughton, Miss Wharton, Miss Vincent, J. Cooke Beresford, A. Corney Grain, S. Yates Southgate, Herbert Grimwood, Hugh C. Buckler, Robert Atkins, Alfred Goddard, Alice Crawford, Hugh C. Buckler.
Front cover detatched, back cover missing, reading copy.
Price £5 Ref. no. 258b

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1907). No. 55, Vol. 9, with interesting contents and adverts. Main play When Knights were Bold. Pictures include: James Welch, Audrey Ford, Guy Lane, Daisy Cordell, Charles Weir, Henry J. Ford, Arthur Grenville, Enid Sass, H. Ford, Arthur Grenville, Emma Gwynne, Gordon Tomkins, George Tully, Annie Chippendale, Leopold Profeit, Estelle Winwood, and Vivienne West.
Front cover detatched, back cover missing, reading copy.
Price £5 Ref. no. 259b

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1907). No. 60, Vol. 10, in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Main play The Truth. Pictures include: Marie Tempest, Sybil Carlisle, Grace Lane, Allan Aynesworth, Dawson Milward, Rosina Filippi, Dion Boucicault. Other articles, 'A Mendacious Heroine' by B.W. Findon, 'Chiffons at the Comedy' by Louise Heilgers. 2 inch tear to one advert page. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. Ref. no. 260b

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1914). No. 139, Vol. 23, in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Main play Who's the Lady? by Jose G. Levy. Pictures include: Jean Alwyn, Farren Soutar, Weedon Grossmith, Jose G. Levy, Louis Meyer, Mr. E. Dagnall, Ernest Holway, Mr. H.E. Maule, Max Leeds, Fay Compton, Millie Hylton, Charles Troode, Sophie Gould, Minnie Terry, Frank Collins, Arthur Hatherton, Fred Eastman. Articles include, Editorial by B.W. Findon, Le Monde ou l'on s'amuse par le Flaneur, Who's the Lady? by Jose G. Levy, Plays of the Month, Answers to Correspondents. Very good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 261b

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1914). No. 141, Vol. 23, in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Main play Within the Law by Bayard Veiller. Pictures include: Edyth Goodall, Mr. E. Lyall Swete, Mabel Burnege, Mr. J.V. Bryant, Francis Chamier, Frederick Ross, Leon M. Lion, Mabel Russell, Eille Norwood, Charles Garry, Stuart Musgrave, James Berry, Mabel Russell. Articles include Editorial by B.W. Findon, Modes of Mayfair, Within the Law by Bayard Veiller adapted by Frederick Fenn and Arthur Wimperis, Beauty Shopping Made Easy by Helena Rubinstein, Plays of the Month, Answers to Correspondents. Very good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 262b

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