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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 446

Photographs of Sarah Bernhardt

Photographs of the French actress and sculptor Sarah Bernhardt by various photographers.


  • 1880-1917

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

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.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003MT-148. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, 825 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10021; received: 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.
Link to catalog
Photographs of Sarah Bernhardt, 1880-1917: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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