Photographs of theatrical productions
Collection of scenes from theatrical productions depicted in photographs, cartes-de-visites, cabinet photographs, photographic postcards, and copy prints.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English and German.
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.
Extent.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection of scenes and portraits of actors in costume from theatrical productions, musicals, and ballets in the United States, England, France, and Germany. Includes photographs, cabinet photographs, photographic postcards, copy prints, and cartes-de-visite (card photographs). Notable productions include The Black Crook, Faust, Lady Windermere's Fan, and The Wizard of Oz.
Arranged alphabetically by title of theatrical production.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Processed by: Alison Harris
- Photographs of theatrical productions, 1865-1902: Guide.
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