Clara Hemmings Furry Theater Scrapbooks Collection

Dates: 1905-1927
Size: 4 scrapbooks
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_CHF
Provenance: Donated to Special Collections in 1986
Access: No restrictions.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Clara Hemmings Furry Theater Scrapbooks Collection, [Volume #: Page #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

Clara Hemmings Furry, the daughter of a Chicago businessman, lived at 698 East 49th Street when she began this set of scrapbooks; there is some evidence that she later married a Mr. E.G. (Eben?) Rutherford. Miss Furry pasted her programs and occasional clippings or pictures into special “Plays and Players” scrapbooks made for this purpose, and annotated them carefully with the place and date of the performance, the identity of her companions, and other matters of interest. Programs from travels in Europe and the United States have been included. Her enthusiasm for the theater evidently continued in later life; during the 1950s she clipped obituary notices of actors she had seen in earlier years, and has pasted them in appropriate places in these volumes.

Arrangement

The scrapbooks remain bound in their original order. The container list is arranged alphabetically by production title for ease of use. Productions held outside Chicago are noted with as asterisk.

  • Box CHF-1 -- 1905-1908
  • Box CHF-2 – 1909-1911
  • Box CHF-3 – 1911-1914
  • Box CHF-4 – 1915-1927

Container List

IV:40 Abraham Lincoln November 3, 1920
IV:74 Abie’s Irish Rose May 1, 1924
IV:29 Adam and Eva September 18, 1920
I:29 Adrea April 7, 1906
IV:47 Afgar December 4, 1920
II:17 Aida April 23, 1909
I:12 Alice and the Eight Princesses September 27, 1905
I:26 Alice Sit-By-The-Fire March 27, 1906
III:64 All Aboard Undated
IV:15 Alone At Last November 11, 1916
II:65 Anti-Matrimony January 24, 1911
IV:39 Aphrodite September 27, 1920
III:80 The Argyle Case March 23, 1914
I:73* Arizona August 25, 1908
I:56 Artie September 3, 1907
II:42 As You Like It April 30, 1910
IV:49 At The Villa Rose February 8, 1921
III:71 The Auctioneer January 8, 1914
II:56 The Aviator November 15, 1910
II:65 The Awful Truth March 10, 1923
IV:51 Bab Undated
IV:52 The Bad Man September 15, 1921
IV:42* The Bat December 1, 1920
IV:78 Beggar on Horseback September 24, 1924
IV:73 The Best People November 17, 1923
IV:35 Betty Be Good February 25, 1921
II:49* Billy’s Bargain July 6, 1910
III:40 The Bird of Paradise September 14, 1912
I:27 Blissful Isle March 30, 1906
IV:66 Blossom Time March 21, 1923
III:46 The Bluebird October 9, 1912
II:6* The Blue Mouse January 8, 1909
IV:55 Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife April 26, 1922
IV:16 The Boomerang November 15, 1916
III:49 Bought and Paid For December 4, 19112
I:54 Brewster’s Millions June 22, 1907
IV:68 Bristol’s Glass April 26, 1923
I:34 Brown of Harvard Aug 6, 1906
IV:40 Buddies November 8, 1920
IV:58 Bull Dog Drummond September 4, 1922
III:29 Bunty Pulls the Strings January 25, 1912
II:7 Call of the North January 20, 1909
II:16 Cameo Kirby April 15, 1909
II:24 The Candy Shop June 16, 1909
IV:63 Captain Applejack January 12, 1923
III:25 Carmen January 3, 1912
III:21 The Case of Becky December 14, 1911
IV:87* Castles in the Air October 9, 1926
IV:60 The Cat and the Canary October 25, 1922
III:19 Cendrillon December 13, 1911
II:41 A Certain Party April 20, 1910
III:39 Charity Girl Aug 23, 1912
III:83 Charlemagne April 8, 1914
IV:86* The Charlot Revue of 1926 May 10, 1926
IV:74 Children of the Moon November 24, 1923
IV:8 Chin-Chin February 29, 1916
II:54 The Chocolate Soldier October 5, 1910
I:75 Cohan and Harris Minstrels September 26
I:11 The College Widow September 6, 1905
III:15 The Concert November 29, 1911
IV:84* The Copperhead March 8, 1926
III:50 The Count of Luxembourg January 8, 1913
IV:91 Cradle-Snatchers November 29, 1926
III:81 Daddy Long-Legs March 25, 1914
IV:80* The Dark Angel April 6, 1925
II:30 The Dawn of Tomorrow November 10, 1909
IV:41 Déclassé November 1920
I:24 Delancey March 6, 1906
III:92 Diplomacy February 20, 1915
II:71 Disraeli April 6, 1911
I:69* The District Leader April 24, 1908
II:52 The Dollar Princess September 21, 1910
IV:87* Don Juan Undated
IV:79* Don Quixote March 16, 1923
IV:81* The Doormat April 24, 1925
IV:30* East Is West October 15, 1919
II:43 The Echo May 9, 1910
IV:66 Elsie February 17, 1923
I:43 The Embassy Ball November 13, 1906
IV:61 Enter Madame November 24, 1922
III:11 Everywoman November 2, 1911
I:78 The Fair Co-ed December 3, 1908
IV:49 The Famous Mrs. Fair January 14, 1921
III:55* Fanny’s First Play January 17, 1913
I:25 The Fascinating Mr. Vandervelt March 10, 1906
I:61 Father and the Boys October 28, 1907
III:4 The Faun October 10, 1911
I:28 Faust April 3, 1906
III:51* The Firefly January 10, 1913
II:33 The Fires of Fate December 9, 1909
IV:61 The First Year November 30, 1922
I:44 The Flower Girl December 1, 1906
II:51 Follies of 1910 September 9, 1910
II:28 A Fool There Was October 20, 1909
II:37 The Fortune Hunter February 12, 1910
I:30 Fortune-Five Minutes From Broadway May 5, 1906
I:38 The Free Lance September 8, 1910
I:72* The Freedom of Suzanne January 26, 1908
II:75 The Friar Frolic June 4, 1911
IV:32 Friendly Enemies Aug 9, 1918
III:46 The Garden of Allah October 10, 1912
II:45 The Gay Hussars May 25, 1910
IV:36 Genius and the Crowd April 21, 1920
II:19 A Gentleman From Mississippi May 12, 1909
IV:91 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes December 13, 1927
I:41 George Washington Jr. * October 20, 1906
IV:39 George White Scandals October 26, 1920
IV:54 George White Scandals October 26, 1921
IV:67 George White Scandals March 27, 1923
II:61 Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford December 3, 1910
IV:20 Getting Married May 1917
IV:89 The Ghost Train November 6, 1926
I:64 A Gilded Fool November 23, 1907
II:38 The Girl and the Wizard March 9, 1910
III:47 The Girl at the Gate November 7, 1912
IV:3 The Girl from Utah April 14, 1912
II:60 The Girl in the Train December 13, 1910
I:60 The Girl Question October 27, 1907
I:68* Glorious Betsy March 11, 1908
II:27 The Goddess of Liberty August 13, 1909
IV:45* The Gold Diggers December 2, 1920
IV:85 The Goldfish April 12, 1926
IV:19 Good Gracious Annabelle May 5, 1917
IV:59 Good Morning Dearie October 18, 1922
IV:60 The Green Goddess October 27, 1922
IV:53 The Greenwich Village Follies Undated
IV:37 The Greenwich Village Follies May 25, 1920
IV:72 The Greenwich Village Follies October 26, 1923
IV:2 Grumpy April 10, 1915
I:52 Hansel and Gretel April 13, 1907
IV:83* Hamlet November 1925
III:12 Hanky-Panky November 11, 1911
II:34 Havana January 10, 1910
IV:11* The Hawk March 29, 1916
IV:4 He Comes Up Smiling September 22, 1915
I:31 The Heir to the Hoorah May 23, 1906
II:42 Her Husband’s Wife April 27, 1910
IV:18* His Bridal Night 1917
IV:7 His Majesty Bunker Ben February 23, 1916
III:32 His Neighbor’s Wife February 10, 1912
IV:42* Hitchy-Koo November 30, 1920
IV:92 Hollywood Music Box Revue December 6, 1927
IV:57 The Hotel Mouse May 29, 1922
I:14 Humpty-Dumpty October 20, 1905
IV:77 In the Next Room September 13, 1924
II:21 The Independent Miss Gower May 19, 1909
IV:47 Irene December 22, 1920
II:44 Is Matrimony A Failure? May 19, 1909
I:6 It Happened in Nordland June 3, 1905
II:10 Jack Straw February 13, 1909
I:48 Jeanne D’Arc December 20, 1906
III:30 Jewels of the Madonna January 27, 1912
I:19 Just Out of College January 13, 1906
IV:6 Kick In October 16, 1915
I:63 King John November 19, 1907
III:44 Kismet October 5, 1912
II:29 The Kissing Girl October 30, 1909
III:89 Kitty Mackay December 12, 1914
I:53 A Knight For a Day April 30, 1907
II:70 The Kreutzer Sonata March 15, 1911
IV:30* Ladies First October 9, 1919
IV:84* Lady Be Good July 20, 1925
III:53* The Lady of the Slipper January 11, 1913
I:4 Lady Teazle April 26, 1905
III:17 Lakme December 6, 1911
II:22 Lambs All Star Gambol May 29, 1909
III:87 The Light That Failed October 6, 1914
IV:67 Light Wines and Beer May 5, 1923
IV:32* Lightnin’ October 16, 1919
IV:57 Lilies of the Field May 27, 1922
I:22 The Lion and the Mouse February 16, 1906
I:33 The Lion and the Mouse June 7, 1906
I:13 Little Johnny Jones October 10, 1905
II:79 Little Miss Fix-It July 19, 1911
II:13 Little Nemo March 16, 1909
III:8 The Littlest Rebel October 31, 1911
II:36 Lohengrin January 10, 1910
I:66 Lonesome Town January 1, 1908
II:48 The Lottery Man June 11, 1910
II:58 Louise November 22, 1910
III:5 Louisiana Law October 16, 1911
IV:21 The Love Mill May 12, 1917
II:31 Love Watches December 1, 1909
III:55 A Lover’s Quarrel February 1, 1913
I:5 Love’s Lottery May 13, 1905
III:18 Lucia Di Lammermoor December 9, 1911
II:36 Madame Butterfly January 22, 1910
II:46 Madame Sherry May 29, 1910
II:63 Madame Troubador January 4, 1911
II:32 Madame X December 8, 1909
II:69 Maggie Pepper March 14, 1911
IV:71 Magnolia November 3, 1923
IV:45* Mary December 3, 1920
I:40 The Man From Now October 11, 1906
I:62 The Man From Home October 30, 1907
I:55 The Man of the Hour June 8, 1907
III:82 The Marriage Market April 1, 1914
I:20 The Marriage of William Ashe January 20, 1906
II:18 Mary Jane’s Pa May 5, 1909
IV:43* Mecca December 1, 1920
IV:81* Meet The Wife April 13, 1925
IV:74* The Merchant of Venice March 11, 1924
I:65 The Merry Widow December 27, 1907
II:47 Mid-Channel June 4, 1910
II:26 A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream July 10, 1909
III:75 The Mikado February 17, 1914
III:42 Milestones 1912
IV:94* The Miracle February 7, 1927
IV:55 Miss Lulu Bett November 18, 1921
IV:23 Mister Antonio September 17, 1917
II:9 Mile Mischief February 9, 1909
I:17 Mlle Modiste December 9, 1905
I:49 Mlle Modiste January 1, 1907
I:58 Mlle Modiste September 30, 1907
III:61 Mlle Modiste June 18, 1913
II:77 Mlle Rosita May 31, 1911
I:21 Miss Dolly Dollars February 10, 1906
III:35 A Modern Eve May 25, 1912
III:3 The Mollusc September 30, 1911
III:72 Monna Vanna January 28, 1914
II:40 Mother April 13, 1910
I:45 The Mountain Climber December 5, 1906
II:5* Mr. Hamlet of Broadway January 7, 1909
IV:13 Mr. Lazurus Undated
II:53 Mrs. Dot October 5, 1910
I:9 Mrs. Temple’s Telegram July 8, 1905
IV:62 Music Box Revue December 9, 1922
I:51 The Music Master April 6, 1907
II:55 The Naked Truth October 22, 1910
III:27 Natoma January 17, 1912
III:74 Nearly Married February 4, 1914
III:54* Never Say Die January 12, 1913
III:92 The New Henrietta February 6, 1915
III:58 The New Secretary March 10, 1913
IV:77 No No Nanette August 2, 1924
IV:12 Nothing But the Truth June 28, 1916
III:34 Officer 666 May 10, 1912
III:52 Oh Oh Delphine January 11, 1913
IV:93* Old English January 1, 1927
III:85* Omar the Tentmaker August 14, 1914
IV:1 On Trial February 20, 1915
III:57 Our Wives March 11, 1913
I:52 Pagliacci April 13, 1907
III:55* Pagliacci January 16, 1913
I:71 Paid In Full June 10, 1908
IV:24 Pals First Aug 21, 1917
IV:37 The Passing Show July 15, 1920
II:1* The Patriot January 4, 1909
IV:80* Patsy April 5, 1925
I:42 Peer Gynt November 10, 1906
III:54* Peg O’ My Heart Undated
I:50 Peter Pan March 9, 1907
II:14 Polly of the Circus March 24, 1909
IV:5 Pollyanna, The Glad Girl October 13, 1915
III:23 Pomander Walk January 1, 1912
III:69 Poor Little Rich Girl December 17, 1913
III:86 Potash and Perlmutter September 17, 1914
III:84 Pretty Mrs. Smith June 6, 1914
I:76 The Prima Donna October 12, 1908
IV:90 Princess Flavia November 5, 1926
I:2 The Professor’s Love Story March 31, 1905
III:38 Putting It Over August 2, 1912
III:91 Pygmalion January 13, 1915
III:37 The Quaker Girl June 12, 1912
IV:83* Quarantine June 29, 1925
III:22 Quo Vadis December 27, 1911
I:7* The Raiders June 22, 1905
IV:22 Rambler Rose July 1918
III:36 Ready Money June 7, 1912
III:7 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm October 18, 1911
III:9 Rebellion November 1, 1911
I:57 The Red Mill August 30, 1907
III:47 The Red Widow November 19, 1912
I:67 The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary February 1, 1908
II:66 The Return of Peter Grimm February 14, 1910
III:68 Rigoletto December 13, 1913
IV:73 The Rise of Rosie O’Reilly November 7, 1923
III:66 The Road to Happiness November 5, 1913
I:16 The Rollicking Girl November 21, 1905
III:65 Romance October 17, 1913
IV:85 Rose Marie April 19, 1926
I:18 The Rose of the Alabama December 16, 1905
IV:64 Sally January 17, 1923
II:4* Salvation Nell January 6, 1909
III:13 Samson et Dalila November 22, 1911
III:93 Sari February 2, 1915
IV:26 Scandal May 30, 1919
III:28 The Scarecrow January 24, 1912
III:26 The Secret of Suzanne January 6, 1912
III:55* The Secret of Suzanne January 16, 1913
I:8* Sergeant Brue June 23, 1905
I:74 The Servant in the House September 9, 1908
II:35 Seven Days January 18, 1910
III:79 Seven Keys to Baldpate March 11, 1914
II:72 The Seven Sisters May 2, 1911
IV:79* Seventh Heaven February 23, 1925
IV:50 Shavings February 21, 1921
IV:82* The Show-Off July 6, 1925
IV:27* The Shubert Gaities October 10, 1919
II:20 Sins of Society May 19, 1909
III:33 The Siren February 21, 1921
IV:58 Six Cylinder Love October 12, 1922
IV:34 Smilin’ Through November 10, 1920
II:74 Smith April 12, 1911
IV:51 Smooth As Silk May 24, 1921
IV:50 The Son-Daughter February 12, 1921
III:78 The Speckled Bird March 7, 1914
IV:71 Spring Cleaning October 13, 1923
I:39 The Squaw Man September 13, 1906
IV:68 Steve June 9, 1923
IV:38 The Storm September 12, 1920
I:36 The Stolen Story August 29, 1906
I:15 Strongheart November 11, 1905
I:77 A Stubborn Cinderella October 29, 1908
I:32 The Student King May 30, 1906
IV:25 Sunshine May 31, 1919
III:73 The Sunshine Girl January 30, 1914
I:1 Sweet Kitty Bellairs March 25, 1905
IV:36 The Sweetheart Shop May 4, 1920
IV:88 Sweetheart Time October 23, 1926
III:77 Sweethearts March 4, 1914
I:59 The Talk of the Town October 10, 1907
IV:93* The Tavern February 26, 1927
III:16 Thais November 29, 1911
IV:63 Thank=U January 6, 1923
III:50 Theodora December 11, 1912
II:11 The Thief February 17, 1909
IV:41* Tickle Me November 29, 1920
I:47 The Time, The Place and The Girl December 15, 1906
IV:88 Tip Toes October 26, 1927
IV:52 Tip Top August 16, 1921
I:35 Told in the Hills August 10, 1906
IV:76 Topsy and Eva May 16, 1924
II:59 Tosca November 26, 1910
III:67 Tosca November 24, 1913
III:76 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine February 22, 1914
IV:34 Transplanting Jean September 1, 1920
II:15 Traveling Salesman April 13, 1909
III:88 The Truth November 7, 1914
I:37 Twiddle-Twaddle September 3, 1906
IV:65 U.S. Minister Bedloe January 11, 1911
II:64 The Unchastened Woman November 18, 1916
IV:16 Uncle Sam September 4, 1911
III:1 Up She Goes Undated
IV:70 Upstairs and Downstairs August 22, 1917
IV:24 The Vagabond King October 28, 1927
IV:89 Van Der Decken March 3, 1916
IV:9 Vaudeville August 15, 1912
III:38 Vaudeville July 31, 1905
I:10 The Walls of Jericho December 10, 1906
I:46 Welcome Stranger February 25, 1920
IV:35 The Werewolf June 7, 1924
IV:75 What Every Woman Knows January 5, 1909
II:2* When Claudia Smiles April 23, 1913
III:59 When Dreams Come True April 25, 1913
III:60 When Knighthood Was In Flower January 27, 1902
I:80 When Sweet Sixteen February 13, 1911
II:68 Where the Trail Divides November 18, 1910
II:57 The Whip October 1, 1913
III:63 White Collars March 2, 1925
IV:78* The Winsome Widow September 17, 1912
III:41 The Winters Tale April 23, 1905
I:3 The Witching Hour June 1, 1908
I:70 Within the Law September 12, 1913
III:62 A World of Pleasure July 3, 1916
IV:14 A Yankee Circus on Mars June 22, 1905
I:7* A Yankee Circus on Mars March 3, 1906
I:23 Years of Discretion November 22, 1912
III:48 You and I October 4, 1923
IV:69 Zander the Great September 6, 1923
IV:69 Ziegfeld Follies December 23, 1913
III:70 Ziegfeld Follies December 2, 1915
III:90 Ziegfeld Follies January 1916
IV:17 Ziegfeld Follies December 25, 1916
IV:33 Ziegfeld Follies December 24, 1917
IV:28* Ziegfeld Follies October 11, 1919
IV:48 Ziegfeld Follies January 6, 1921
IV:56 Ziegfeld Frolic April 15, 1922
IV:31* Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic Undated
IV:46* Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic December 2, 1920
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