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MS Thr 446

Photographs of Sarah Bernhardt, 1880-1917: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 446
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of Sarah Bernhardt,
Date(s): 1880-1917.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Photographs of the French actress and sculptor Sarah Bernhardt by various photographers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-148. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, 825 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10021; received: 1983 January 25.

Custodial History:

Formerly in the possession of Suzanne Seylor. Purchased by Frederick R. Koch from Antonio Raimo, 1983 January 25.

Processing Information:

Numbers (1) - (17) are mounted and matted on acid-free carton, 35.5 x 45.7 cm. Numbers (18) - (35) are mounted and matted on acid-free carton, 40.6 x 50.8 cm. Numbers (36)- (40) mounted and matted on acid-free carton, 55.9 x 71.1 cm.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Photographs of Sarah Bernhardt, 1880-1917 (MS Thr 446). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Bernhardt (1844-1923) was a French actress and sculptor.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Bernhardt, including some portraits as theatrical characters, as well as group photographs taken by the photographers Napoleon Sarony, Sydney Falk, Julius Rochlitz, among others.

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