Actor Signatures and Photographs, Twelve Examples. Including: a collage dedicated to Henry Irving (1838-1905) that includes a clipped signature, photograph, the menu of the Farewell Banquet held in Irving's honor at Delmonico's in 1885, with a layout of the banquet tables, and a newspaper account of the dinner; a cut signature of Irving, mounted with a photograph; Augustin Daly (1838-1899) two autograph letters signed and a steel engraving of the interior of his Fifth Avenue Theater, New York, matted and framed together; Maude Adams (1872-1953) signed Sarony photograph of Adams in her role as Peter Pan, dated 1913, matted and framed with three other black-and-white Sarony production images from the Rotograph Series of Peter Pan, one on set, the other two studio shots of Adams in costume; John Lawrence Toole (1830-1906) autograph note signed, with a portrait; Frank Mayo (1839-1896) autograph note signed, matted and framed with a broadside printed on fabric advertising his 1,000th performance of "Davy Crockett"; William Betty (1791-1874) hand-colored etched portrait, London: Tomkins, , framed with two medallions struck in honor of Young Roscius, Betty's famous role, c. 1804; Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853-1917), large signed cabinet card with the quote, "Alas poor Yorick," with Tree in character, holding a skull; William Gillette (1853-1937) clipped signature dated 1930, matted and framed with the actor in his signature role as Sherlock Holmes; [and] Will Rogers (1879-1935) clipped signature matted and framed with a period Mishkin, New York photograph from 1913; sizes vary. (12)
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