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The Theatre: photographs by various photographers, published 1878-1897


467 Portraits in set

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Caroline Heath, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x17472

Caroline Heath

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, published 1 November 1879
NPG x17472

Florence St John, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x22329

Florence St John

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, published 1 December 1879
NPG x22329

Sir Henry Irving, by Unknown photographer - NPG x17927

Sir Henry Irving

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, 1880s
NPG x17927

John Lawrence Toole as Barnaby Doublechick in 'The Upper Crust', by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26924

John Lawrence Toole as Barnaby Doublechick in 'The Upper Crust'

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype, published June 1880
NPG x26924

Fanny Mary Bernard-Beere (née Whitehead), by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x6412

Fanny Mary Bernard-Beere (née Whitehead)

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype, published September 1880
NPG x6412

Florence St John as Olivette in 'Olivette', by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35611

Florence St John as Olivette in 'Olivette'

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 January 1881
NPG Ax35611

Myra Holme (Myra Emily (née Moore), Lady Pinero) as Clara Dart in 'The Mighty Dollar', by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35612

Myra Holme (Myra Emily (née Moore), Lady Pinero) as Clara Dart in 'The Mighty Dollar'

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 February 1881
NPG Ax35612

Lizzie St Quinten in 'Mefisto', by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35613

Lizzie St Quinten in 'Mefisto'

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 March 1881
NPG Ax35613

Helen Barry as Mabel Huntingford in 'The World', by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35614

Helen Barry as Mabel Huntingford in 'The World'

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 April 1881
NPG Ax35614

Nellie Farren; Edward Terry; Kate Vaughan; Edward Royce in 'The Forty Thieves', by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35615

Nellie Farren; Edward Terry; Kate Vaughan; Edward Royce in 'The Forty Thieves'

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published May 1881
NPG Ax35615

Margaret Leighton (Mrs Margaret Alcott), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35616

Margaret Leighton (Mrs Margaret Alcott)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 June 1881
NPG Ax35616

Helen Barry as Mabel Huntingford in 'The World', by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG x239

Helen Barry as Mabel Huntingford in 'The World'

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 April 1881
NPG x239

Nellie Farren, Edward Terry, Kate Vaughan and Edward Royce in 'The Forty Thieves', by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG x9397

Nellie Farren, Edward Terry, Kate Vaughan and Edward Royce in 'The Forty Thieves'

by Samuel Alexander Walker, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published May 1881
NPG x9397

Florence St John as Olivette in 'Olivette', by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG x22331

Florence St John as Olivette in 'Olivette'

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 January 1881
NPG x22331

Myra Holme (Myra Emily (née Moore), Lady Pinero) as Clara Dart in 'The Mighty Dollar', by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG x18540

Myra Holme (Myra Emily (née Moore), Lady Pinero) as Clara Dart in 'The Mighty Dollar'

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 February 1881
NPG x18540

Lizzie St Quinten in 'Mefisto', by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG x134950

Lizzie St Quinten in 'Mefisto'

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 March 1881
NPG x134950

Margaret Leighton (Mrs Margaret Alcott), by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG x19998

Margaret Leighton (Mrs Margaret Alcott)

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published 1 June 1881
NPG x19998

Ada Cavendish (later Marshall), by Unknown photographer, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35617

Ada Cavendish (later Marshall)

by Unknown photographer, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
woodburytype, published January 1882
NPG Ax35617