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MS Thr 536

Castle Square Theatre souvenir portrait photographs, circa 1894-1932: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 536
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Castle Square Theatre souvenir portrait photographs,
Date(s): 1894-1932.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Portrait photographs of actors and actresses who played at the Castle Square Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Donor and date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Monique Duhaime, with the assistance of Bonnie B. Salt
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Castle Square Theatre Souvenir Portrait Photographs, circa 1894-1932 (MS Thr 536). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Castle Square Theatre (1894-1932) was located in Boston's South End. The theatre was built by E.M. Maynard in 1894. By 1921 it had been renamed the Arlington. The theatre was demolished in 1932.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of individual depicted in portrait. Additional items at end of finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Souvenir portrait photographs of actors and actresses who performed at the Castle Square Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. Souvenir photographs printed by the Providence Albertype Company. Each photograph is matted and printed with text: "Souvenir [with drawing of theatre exterior] Castle Square Theatre Boston, Mass." Some photographs also have name of actor or actress and role played printed on mat or on photograph. Also includes a set of portraits of individuals and a group photograph with autograph manuscript signatures of the actors.

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