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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 536

Castle Square Theatre souvenir portrait photographs


Portrait photographs of actors and actresses who played at the Castle Square Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.


  • 1894-1932

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
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.

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.


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

Physical Location


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.
Link to catalog
Castle Square Theatre souvenir portrait photographs, circa 1894-1932: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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