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  1. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
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    The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in The Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It is a rare collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. These materials include costume and set designs, sket...
  2. Portraits of Actors
    Collection

    Portraits of Actors, 1720-1920, includes almost 3,500 pictures of actors — studio portraits and actors posing in costume for a particular role or performing a scene from a play. Dramatists, theatrical managers, singers and musicians are also included, but the majority are British and American actors who worked between about 1770 and 1893. Among the hundreds of actors include...
  3. John Dolman as Leon in "Rule a Wife and Have a Wife"
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    Whole-length. Wearing embroidered breeches, cape, and doublet. Process print of lithograph.
  4. Ann Barrymore (nee Adams) in costume
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    Whole-length. In costume, perhaps as Maria Grazia in "The Brigand," with pistol and rifle.
  5. Edwin Booth as Richelieu
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    Whole-length. Wearing heavy, long robe and cross on chain.
  6. Portrait of Hobart Bosworth in costume
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    Whole-length. Wearing toga and lace-up boots.
  7. Portrait of John Mills Brown in character
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    Whole-length. Process print from lithograph. With text: "John Mills Brown, Comedian. From a print in the collection of Charles N. Mann."
  8. Alfred Burnett in character
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    Half-length. In top hat. Print in color.
  9. Alfred Burnett in character
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    holding book. Print in color.
  10. Alfred Burnett in character
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    holding staff in right hand. Print in color.
  11. Portrait of Alfred Burnett in character
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    Half-length. Wearing scarf around neck and hat. Print in color.
  12. Alfred Burnett in character as an old woman
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    Three-quarter-length. Wearing large bow of ribbon at waist and at neck, pointing to book on table with right hand, seated. Print in color.
  13. Alfred Burnett in character
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    Half-length. With long black hair, battered hat, holding bandana in both hands. Print in color.
  14. Alfred Burnett in character
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    holding long stem pipe with right hand. Print in color.
  15. Portrait of Mary Ann Charles in character
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    Whole-length. Wearing high comb in hair, white apron. Copy of lithograph.
  16. Mrs. Conquest as Rose
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    Whole-length. Holding basket of flowers in right hand. Identity uncertain on this print.
  17. John Cooper as Earl Percy
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    Whole-length. Wearing Crusader's costume, looking to left. Tinted with colored paste, the whole mounted onto an irregular scrap.
  18. John T. Craven and Grace Thorne in "Love and Money"
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    Whole-length. Standing together under parasol.
  19. Isabella Cubas in costume
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    Whole-length.
  20. Peter C. Cunningham as Bailie Nicol Jarvie
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    Whole-length. Holding poker in right hand, left hand grasping tie. Facsimilie signature. Process print of lithograph.
  21. Henry Gaskell Denvil as Manfred
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    Whole-length. Wearing tunic, cape. Process print of lithograph.
  22. George Washington Dixon as Billy Grizzle
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    Whole-length. Holding dish in right hand, spoon in left.
  23. George Washington Dixon as Major Longbow
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    Whole-length. Balloon seen through window in background at left.
  24. John Mills in a scene from a play with Mrs. Porter and Mr. Cibber
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    Scene from a play with Mills peeking out from under table.
  25. Portrait of Adelaide Neilson in character
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    Portrait, bust.
  26. James O'Neill in "The Count of Monte Cristo"
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    Three-quarter-length portrait, wearing short jacket open, sash, white trousers.
  27. William Parsons in a scene from "The Maid of Bath"
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    Scene with six other actors.
  28. Portrait of John T. Raymond in character
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    Whole-length portrait, pointing to painting of a woman, propped on a chair.
  29. Ada Rehan in character
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    Whole-length portrait, holding flowers.
  30. Ada Rehan in character
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    Whole-length portrait, standing in room wearing skirt with a long train.