San Francisco theater celebrity portraits [graphic]/ collected by the Scaparone family. ca. 1870-ca. 1890.


San Francisco theater celebrity portraits [graphic]/ collected by the Scaparone family. ca. 1870-ca. 1890.

Souvenir portrait photographs of theater and music celebrities and other entertainers, mostly taken by various San Francisco firms presumably during the performers' stays in the city. Among the individuals pictured are actress Lotta Crabtree, actors Frederick B. Warde and John McCullough, French aerialist Blondin and German magician Alexander Herrmann. Also includes photographs promoting various theater companies, including the Union Square Theatre Company (New York), the Rice Surprise Party, Salsbury's Troubadours, and the Grand Opera House (San Francisco).

1 box (66 photographic prints on cabinet card mounts) : albumen ; 17 x 11 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7088130

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Scaparone family. (person)

Blondin, 1824-1897 (person)

Union Square Theatre Company (corporateBody)

Rice Surprise Party (corporateBody)

McCullough, John Edward, 1832-1885 (person)

Thomas Houseworth & Co. (corporateBody)

Bradley & Rulofson (corporateBody)

Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924 (person)

Lotta Crabtree was an American actress and theater producer. From the description of Papers, 1866-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81865873 From the guide to the Lotta Crabtree papers, 1866-1937., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Nov. 7, 1847 Charlotte (Lotta) Mignon Crabtree born N.Y.C. Sept. 25, 1924 ...

Warde, Frederick (person)

Warde, an actor, came to the U.S. from his native England in 1874. He lectured and wrote on Shakespeare and theatrical subjects. From the description of Papers, 1802-1951. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 32345816 Warde was born on Feb. 23, 1851 in Wardington, Oxfordshire, England; attended the City of London School, studied law, then went on the stage; first appeared on stage in a minor part in Macbeth at the Lyceum Theatre, Sunderland,...

J. Gurney & Son (corporateBody)

Grand Opera House (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Salsbury's Troubadours (corporateBody)

Herrmann, Alexander, 1843-1896 (person)

Elite Photographic Studio (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)