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  1. Portraits of Actors
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    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...
  2. 1989 University Honors
    Image | 1989

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  3. 1991 University Honors
    Image | 1991

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  4. 2009 University Honors
    Image | 2009

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  5. 1934 University Honors
    Image | 1934

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  6. Portrait of McKean Buchanan
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    Bust. Wearing tie with polka dots.
  7. McKean Buchanan as Hamlet in "Hamlet"
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    Whole-length. Wearing tunic, cape over left shoulder. With text: "To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them?" Act III, Scene 1. From a daguerreotype by Brinkerhoff & Co.
  8. McKean Buchanan as Othello in "Othello"
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    holding long sword. With text: "Let him do his spite: My services, which I have done the signiory shall out-tongue his complaints." Act I, Scene 2. From a
  9. Portrait of Charles John Kean
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    Portrait, bust. Facsimilie signature.
  10. Caricature of Charles John Kean
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    Whole-length caricature, seated, feet in tub of hot water, phantom figure of Macbeth rising from a bowl of gruel, table with medicine, etc. With text: "Mr. Charles Kean is seriously indisposed. He is suffering from the effects of overwork and consequent nervous exhaustion complicated by an attack of influenza."
  11. Portrait of Charles John Kean and Ellen Kean (nee Tree)
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    Whole-length portrait, Charles standing, hand resting on chair on which Ellen is seated.
  12. Portrait of Charles John Kean
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    Three-quarter-length portrait, seated, looking to right. From a daguerreotype by Paine.
  13. Charles John Kean as Claude Melnotte in "The Lady of Lyons"
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    Whole-length portrait, standing, left hand inside waistcoat, right hand at back. With text: "Taunt on Sir _ I spar'd you when you were unarmed _ I am unarmed now. A Man who has no Excuse for crime is indeed defenseless."
  14. Charles John Kean as Frederick in "Lovers' Vows"
    Image | 1828

    Whole-length portrait, seated at a table.
  15. Charles John Kean as Hamlet in "Hamlet"
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    leaning on chair with thrones in background. With text: "Tis now the very witching time of night".
  16. Charles John Kean as King John and Ellen Kean (nee Tree) as Constance in a scene from "King John"
    Image | 1856

    Scene from the play with Constance standing with left arm around Prince Arthur. With text: Constance: "Thou monstrous injurer of Heaven and Earth" King John: "Bedlam, have done". Act II, Scene 3.
  17. Charles John Kean as Selim in "Barbarossa"
    Image | 1827

    Whole-length portrait, wearing turban, embroidered tunic and vest.
  18. Charles John Kean and Ellen Kean (nee Tree) in a scene from "The Housekeeper"
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    Scene from "The Housekeeper" with characters around a table, Ellen standing, in a library.
  19. Charles John Kean and Ellen Kean (nee Tree) in a scene from "The Stranger"
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    Scene from "The Stranger" featuring several characters outdoors, with Ellen lying on the ground.
  20. Portrait of Ellen Kean when Ellen Tree
    Image | 1827

    Half-length portrait.
  21. Portrait of Ellen Kean (nee Tree)
    Image | 1860

    Half length portrait, wearing collar of lace with bow.
  22. Portrait of Ellen Kean (nee Tree)
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    Whole-length portrait, at writing table with letter in hand.
  23. Ellen Kean (nee Tree) as Hermione in "The Winter's Tale"
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    Whole-length portrait, wearing robe and crown of leaves.
  24. Ellen Kean, when Ellen Tree, as Ion in "Ion"
    Image | 1837

    holding knife. With text: "Was not that thunder".
  25. Ellen Kean, when Ellen Tree, as Lady Teazle in "The School for Scandal"
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    Half-length portrait, wearing hat and necklace with pendant.
  26. Ellen Kean, when Ellen Tree, as Rose Redland in "The Robber's Wife"
    Image | 1831

    Whole-length portrait, kneeling, opening valise, table in background.
  27. Portrait of Edmund Kean
    Image | 1871

    Nearly half-length portrait. With text: "The first Season of his appearance at Drury Lane Theatre: London, 1814".
  28. Portrait of Edmund Kean
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    Half-length portrait.
  29. Portrait of Edmund Kean
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    few who have experienced more of its vicissitudes than he has. From his infancy he has, in truth, been devoted to the Theatre. He was born in November, 1787, in Castle Street, Leicester Square.