Theater Portrait and Clipping Files

Dates: 1894-1945
Size: 2 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_TPC
Provenance: This collection contains materials brought together from various sources.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Theater Portrait and Clipping Files, [Box #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

This collection consists of portraits and clippings relating to actors, actresses, dancers, singers and vaudeville performers who performed on Chicago stages as well as in New York, London and smaller venues across the United States and Europe. Files are arranged alphabetically by performer’s last name or group name, if applicable. Most files contain portraits in the form of either professional photographs or clippings from programs, while some contain obituaries or other clippings with biographical information taken from newspapers. When files contain materials other than these, the materials are noted next to the performer's name in the Container List. Dates are provided when available. Numerous unidentified images can be found in one file at the beginning of Box 1 and include professional photographs of actors, actresses and vaudeville performers of various kinds, as well as portrait clippings from programs.

Container List

Box 1 Unidentified Images
Box 1 Adams, Maud, undated
Box 1 Allen, Viola, undated
Box 1 Anderson, Mary, undated
Box 1 Anglin, Margaret, undated
Box 1 Arthur, Julia, undated
Box 1 Barriscale, Bessie [autographed], undated
Box 1 Barrymore, Georgie Drew, undated
Box 1 Barrymore, John, undated
Box 1 Barrymore, Maurice, undated
Box 1 Bates, Blanche, undated
Box 1 Beaudet, Louise, undated
Box 1 Bell, Digby, undated
Box 1 Bellew, Kyrle, undated
Box 1 Bennet, A. Milo, undated
Box 1 Booth, Edwin, undated
Box 1 Braham, David, 1905
Box 1 Burke, Billie, undated
Box 1 Burkhart, Lillian, undated
Box 1 Burroughs, Marie, undated
Box 1 Burt, Laura, undated
Box 1 Busby, Amy, undated
Box 1 Busley, Jessie, undated
Box 1 Calve, Emma, 1931
Box 1 Cameron, Beatrice, undated
Box 1 Carlyle, Frank, undated
Box 1 Carmencita, undated
Box 1 Carrington, Mary, undated
Box 1 Carter, Mrs. Leslie, 1934, 1935 and undated
Box 1 Cayvan, Georgia, undated
Box 1 Chevalier, Albert, undated
Box 1 Clark, Marguerite, undated
Box 1 Claxton, Kate, undated
Box 1 Coe, Isabelle, undated
Box 1 Coghlan, Gertrude, undated
Box 1 Coghlan, Rose, undated
Box 1 Collier, William, undated
Box 1 Conquest, Ida, undated
Box 1 Corrine, undated
Box 1 Craig, Ollie (of the Heavenly Twins) [autographed], 1896
Box 1 Crane, William H., undated
Box 1 Crawley, Constance, undated
Box 1 D’Arcy, Belle, undated
Box 1 D’arville Crelin, Camille, 1932 and undated
Box 1 D’orsay, Lawrence [autographed], 1901
Box 1 Daly, Arnold, n.d
Box 1 Daniels, Frank, undated
Box 1 Davis, Jessie Bartlett, 1894 and undated
Box 1 DeAngelis, Jefferson, undated
Box 1 Deaves, Ada, undated
Box 1 DeKoven, Reginald, undated
Box 1 Delamotta, Miro, undated
Box 1 DeNavarro, Mrs. Antonio, undated
Box 1 Dixey, Henry, undated
Box 1 Dodson, J. E., undated
Box 1 Drew, John, undated
Box 1 Drew, Mrs. John (Louise Lane), undated
Box 1 Drouet, Robert, undated
Box 1 Dupree, Minnie, undated
Box 2 Edeson, Robert, undated
Box 2 Elliott, Maxine, undated
Box 2 Emmet, J. K., undated
Box 2 Farnum, Dustin, undated
Box 2 Faversham, William, undated
Box 2 Fealy, Maude, undated
Box 2 Ferguson, Elsie [autographed], undated
Box 2 Finney, Jameson Lee, 1911
Box 2 Fisher, Sallie, undated
Box 2 Fiske, Minnie Maddern, undated
Box 2 Florence, Katherine (Mrs. Fritz Williams), undated
Box 2 Fox, Della, undated
Box 2 Foy, Edwin, undated
Box 2 Frederick, Pauline, undated
Box 2 George, Grace, undated
Box 2 Gilbert, Mrs. George H., undated
Box 2 Gillette, William, undated
Box 2 Girardot, Etienne, 1939
Box 2 Gish, Dorothy [autographed], undated
Box 2 Glover, Lyman, 1903
Box 2 Golden, Grace, undated
Box 2 Goodwin, Nat C., undated
Box 2 Gottschalk, Ferdinand, undated
Box 2 Greene, Gene, undated
Box 2 Greet, Ben, undated
Box 2 Hall, Josephine, undated
Box 2 Hall, Pauline, undated
Box 2 Hawtrey, Sir Charles, undated
Box 2 Held, Anna, undated
Box 2 Herne, James A., 1900
Box 2 Herrmann, undated
Box 2 Hickman, Howard [autographed], undated
Box 2 Hilliard, Robert [autographed], undated
Box 2 Hoffman, Maud, undated
Box 2 Holland, E. M., undated
Box 2 Holland, Mildred, undated
Box 2 Holt, Jack [autographed], undated
Box 2 Hopper, DeWolf, undated
Box 2 “Indian Follies,” undated
Box 2 Irwin, May, undated
Box 2 Jackson Sisters, undated
Box 2 Jaeger, Miss Berthe and Mr. Franz Ebert, undated
Box 2 James, Louis, undated
Box 2 Jansen, Marie, undated
Box 2 Jarbeau, Verona, 1914
Box 2 Jefferson, Joseph, undated
Box 2 Johnson, Esther, undated
Box 2 Joy Sisters, undated
Box 2 Kane, Leonard (“The Dancing Adonis”), undated
Box 2 Keeler, Carrie, undated
Box 2 King, Esther, undated
Box 2 Knapp, Beatrice, undated
Box 2 Kronold, Selma, undated
Box 2 La Costa Serenaders, undated
Box 2 Lacey, Harry, undated
Box 2 Lamey, Jack and Violet Pearson, undated
Box 2 Langtry, Lily, undated
Box 2 Larrimore, Francine [autographed], 1919
Box 2 LaShay, George, undated
Box 2 Laub, Leonie, 1931
Box 2 Laughlin, Anna, undated
Box 2 Leach, Ruth, undated
Box 2 LeMoyne, W. J., undated
Box 2 Lennon, Herbert, undated
Box 2 Lennox, Marvel, undated
Box 2 Leonard, Muriel, undated
Box 2 Lewis, Fred, undated
Box 2 Lewis, Jeffreys (fem.), undated
Box 2 Linck, Mary, undated
Box 2 Little Eagle and Wolf, undated
Box 2 Loftus, Cissie (Cecelia), undated
Box 2 Lorenz, the Juggler, undated
Box 2 Lotz “The Novelty Entertainer,” undated
Box 2 Lyford, Nettie, undated
Box 2 Lynn, Gracie, undated
Box 3 Mlle. Roberta’s Animals, undated
Box 3 Mannering, Mary, undated
Box 3 Mansfield, Richard, undated
Box 3 Marlowe, Julia, undated
Box 3 Martinot, Sadie, undated
Box 3 Massman, Beth, undated
Box 3 Mather, Margaret, undated
Box 3 Millard, Laura, undated
Box 3 Millard, Mildred, undated
Box 3 Mitchell, Julian, undated
Box 3 Modjeska, undated
Box 3 Montague, Miss, undated
Box 3 Montford Trio, undated
Box 3 Mor, Eva, undated
Box 3 Morgan, D. Eloise, undated
Box 3 Morris, Clara, undated
Box 3 Mortimer, Lillian, undated
Box 3 Mulle, Ida, undated
Box 3 Murphy, Tim, undated
Box 3 Musical LaVonnias, undated
Box 3 Musical Munro, undated
Box 3 Nazimova, Alla, 1945
Box 3 Neff, John, “The Brainstorm Comedian,” undated
Box 3 Nethersole, Olga, undated
Box 3 Noel and Wolf, undated
Box 3 Norman, Peggy, undated
Box 3 Norman, Ruth, undated
Box 3 O’Neill, James, undated
Box 3 “One Thousand Pounds of Harmony” Quartet, undated
Box 3 Orland, Lee and Bea, undated
Box 3 Orth, Hilda, undated
Box 3 Orth, Mary, undated
Box 3 Owens, John, undated
Box 3 Papinta, undated
Box 3 Parillo and Betty, undated
Box 3 Parker, Muriel, undated
Box 3 Patti, Adelina, undated
Box 3 Perry, Irene, undated
Box 3 “Ploner’s Peerless Quintette,” 1925
Box 3 Potter, Alice, undated
Box 3 Potter, Cora Urquhart (Mrs. James Brown), undated
Box 3 Powers, Harry, 1945
Box 3 Quinlan, Gertrude, undated
Box 3 Rankin, Arthur McKee, undated
Box 3 Reed, Roland, undated
Box 3 Reese and McGovern, undated
Box 3 Rehan, Ada, undated
Box 3 Rigl, Emily, undated
Box 3 Risley, Greta, undated
Box 3 “Riverside Three,” undated
Box 3 Roberts, Reginald, undated
Box 3 Robson, Eleanor, undated
Box 3 Robson, May, 1942
Box 3 Robson, Stuart, undated
Box 3 Rogers, Gus (Rogers Brothers), undated
Box 3 Rogers, Max (Rogers Brothers), undated
Box 3 Ross and Louise, undated
Box 3 Ruloff, Louise and Shura Rulowa, undated
Box 3 Rush, Isadore (fem.), undated
Box 3 Russell, Annie, undated
Box 3 Russell, Lillian, undated
Box 3 Russell, Sol Smith, undated
Box 3 Russell, Tommy, undated
Box 3 Ruth and Weld, Dancers, undated
Box 3 Rutherford, Richard J., undated (also includes birth certificate, 1908, and family history information)
Box 4 St. Charles, clown, undated
Box 4 Salvini, Alexander, undated
Box 4 Scott and Garner, undated
Box 4 Scott, Cyril, undated
Box 4 Seabrook, Thomas Q., 1913
Box 4 Seabury, Ralph, undated
Box 4 Shannon, Effie, undated
Box 4 Silent Mora, undated
Box 4 Simmons, Evelyn, undated
Box 4 Simonds, Jack, undated
Box 4 Sothern, Edward H., undated
Box 4 Skinner, Otis, undated
Box 4 Starr, Frances, undated
Box 4 Stewart, William G., undated
Box 4 Stewart, Gale, undated
Box 4 Stoddard, John L., undated
Box 4 Sykes, Jerome, undated
Box 4 Talchinova Revue, undated
Box 4 Taliaferro, Mabel, undated
Box 4 Tanner, Maude, undated
Box 4 Tarkal, Ada, dancer, undated
Box 4 Tempest, Marie, undated
Box 4 Templeton, Fay, undated
Box 4 Tennant, Dorothy, undated
Box 4 Thompson, Denman (souvenir booklet), undated
Box 4 “Three Bennett Sisters,” undated
Box 4 “Three Jolliteers,” undated
Box 4 “Three Austrian Troubadors,” undated
Box 4 Toy, Ning, undated
Box 4 Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, undated
Box 4 Trifoli Trio, undated
Box 4 Trowbridge, Fawn, undated
Box 4 Truedell and Nelson, undated
Box 4 Twentieth-century Trio, undated
Box 4 The Two Graces (Grace Lynn), undated
Box 4 Tyree, Bessie, undated
Box 4 Uart, Kate, undated
Box 4 Underwood, Velina [autographed], undated
Box 4 Unger, Fannie, undated
Box 4 Valen, Tria [?], undated
Box 4 Valin, undated
Box 4 Vardo and Lou, 1924
Box 4 Veut, Ullrich, undated
Box 4 Vontello and Nina, undated
Box 4 Wachsner, Leon, undated
Box 4 Wachta, Elaine, undated
Box 4 Wainright, Marie, undated
Box 4 Wallis, Gladys, undated
Box 4 Walsh, Blanche, undated
Box 4 Walter, Eugene, 1941
Box 4 Weigham, Frank, ventriloquist, undated
Box 4 Weston, Frank, undated
Box 4 Wheeler, Berenice, undated
Box 4 White, Buddy (fem.), undated
Box 4 Willard, E. S., undated
Box 4 Williams, Hattie, undated
Box 4 Wilson, Francis, undated
Box 4 Wilson, Grace, undated
Box 4 Wyndham, Olive, undated
Box 4 Wynn, Bessie, undated
Box 4 Yohe, May, undated
Box 4 Yunkskenicz, Ilonka, undated
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