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MS Thr 608

Photographs of Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh, 1862-1911: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 608
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh,
Date(s): 1862-1911.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of American actress, Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

89-90.192. Purchase from Xerxes Books; received: 1990 May 9.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Photographs of Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh, 1862-1911 (MS Thr 608). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additional papers concerning Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh are at the New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Mss Col 763.

Biographical / Historical

Harriet Rogers Otis Dellenbaugh (1855-1930) was an actress and a dramatic reader. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and in 1885 married Frederick S. Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) an explorer, artist, and author. The Dellenbaugh's lived in New York City and summered in Cragsmoor, a small town near Ellenville, New York, where they were active with a local theater group called the Barnstormers.


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Scope and Contents

Includes photographs, tintypes, cartes-de-visites, and cabinet photographs. Photographers include: Byron (New York), Falk (New York), Foley (New York), Frank C. Bangs (New York), Otto Sarony Co., Pope Brothers (Newburgh, New York), Rawson Gallery ( Brooklyn, New York), White (New York), and others. Many photographs have manuscript annotations on verso signed by "F.S.D.", her husband, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh.
Photographs include portraits and group portraits of Dellenbaugh and others, some taken at Cragmore with the Felix Morris Company. Includes some stage scenes and sets of the plays: The boomerang, Don, The girl with the green eyes, The man of the hour, The rose, The secret, The secret of Polichinelle, Sister Beatrice, Vanity fair, Walls of Jerrico, and others. Also includes images of Clara Bloodgood, Douglas Fairbanks, Edith Wynne Matthison, Annie Russell, and others.


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