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COLLECTION Identifier: TCS 20

Harvard Theatre Collection cartes-de-visite photographs of men in popular entertainment

Cartes-de-visite portrait photographs of males involved in popular entertainment shows such as the circus, variety shows, wild west shows, fairs, etc...

Dates

  • 1854-1879

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

2 linear feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Cartes-de-visite were small-format photographs affixed to card stock begun about 1854. The image was a standard size of 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. They went out of fashion in the 1870s.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of subject of photograph.

Physical Location

TCS

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Various sources, various dates.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Mirseyedi, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Theatre Collection cartes-de-visite photographs of men in popular entertainment, 1854-1879 (TCS 20): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
September 12, 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03004

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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