Harvard Theatre Collection group and company portrait prints (visual works) and photographs
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
.75 linear feet (1 box and 43 oversize folders)
The few photographs are group portraits of theatrical companies or musical groups, fan groups, and other organizations related to theatrical productions or attendance. One photograph displays portraits of Metro Goldwyn Mayer's film actors. The photographs appear to date from the last decades of the nineteenth century to the first few decades of the twentieth.
Among the companies and groups depicted are: the Barker Family, the Boston Museum Dramatic Company, the Boston Playgoers' Club, Bradley Rulofson's Celebrities, Augustin Daly's stock Company, Dessauer and Dixon's company, the company of various seasons of the Germania Theatre in New York City, several Berlin opera and theatre companies including the Hofburg, the Ioway Indians, the Kook family, Marsh's Juvenile Comedians, Musical McGibeny Family, A.M. Palmer's Stock Company, the Rainer family, the Repertory Theatre of Boston, Rice's Surprise Party, Rusts's Brass Band, the Sunshine Chorus, the Swedish Ladies Quartette, and the Theatre Treasures Club of Boston, as well as others. Other groups include the managers of New York and Brooklyn theatres, the Royal General Theatrical Fund Banquet, J. Estey and Company Reed Organ Manufacturers, and R. Fitzgerald and Company Dramatic Agents.
Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Harvard Theatre Collection. Harvard Theatre Collection group and company portrait prints (visual works) and photographs, 1806-1927 (MS Thr 1851): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2018 September 25
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- EAD ID
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.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA