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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 731
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of Ellen Terry,
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Portraits and theatrical photographs of English stage actress Ellen Terry.
Dame Edna Terry (1847-1928) was an English stage actress who was well known for her Shakespearean roles. Terry began acting as a child and joined Henry Irving's company in 1878 as his lead actress, later she also managed the Imperial Theatre in London. Terry had a successful stage career for almost seven decades until her death.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Portraits
- II. Photographs of theatrical productions
Collection of portraits and photographs of Ellen Terry from theatrical productions, primarily Shakespeare, in the United States, England, and Scotland. The bulk of the collection consists of cabinet photographs with a few photographs and cartes-de-visite (card photographs). Notable productions include Hamlet, The merchant of Venice, and Much ado about nothing.
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