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American and European women performers carte de visite album

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: MS-0969

Content Description

An album of 50 carte de visite photographs of women actresses, opera singers, and performers, many in costume, photographed by New York and Parisian photographers. Some photographs have been hand-colored. The album was gifted to Henry Rutgers Prime by M. and F. Love. Identified performers include: Adah Isaacs Menken, Clara Louise Kellogg, Emilie Melville, Henrietta Baker Chanfrau, Maude Granger, Nathalie Dumas, Betty Regal, Fannie Partridge, Addie Harland, Rose Massey, Lydia Thompson, Maria M. Fisher, May Robinson, Céline Montaland, Léontine Massin, Adelina Patti, Léonide Leblanc (also known as Mademoiselle Maximum), M. Jolly, and Hortense Schneider. Performers who have been identified with the shows in which they performed include Adah Isaacs Mencken in “Mazeppa,” Celine Montaland in “La Vie Parisienne,” Mlle Delval in “La Biche au Bois,” “Silly” in “Royaume des femmes,” Mariani and Fantine in “Cendrillon,” and Zoe in “Le Refuge Bienvenu.”


  • Creation: circa 1865


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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from James Cummins in March 2021.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in October 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

Guide to the American and European women performers carte de visite album
Jenelle Clark
October 2023
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