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Portraits of performers, 1870-1951, undated (bulk 1870-1935)

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Series I Desbonnet collection, 1889-1906, undated 76.0 items
The series contains 76 items that originally formed part of Edmond Desbonnet's Collection athlétique. The portraits in this series were made by a wide vareity of photographers, mostly European, although a few were taken by American photographers. None of the portraits present here are known to have been taken by Desbonnet himself. The sitters are European men and women who performed as gymnasts, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, equestrian acts, jugglers, trapeze artists, acrobatic cyclists, clowns and singers.
All of the mounts are wet stamped on their versos with Desbonnet's collection stamp bearing the following text: Collection athlétique / du / Professeur Desbonnet / Paris / 48, Faubourg Poissonniere. Some of the images included in Series III. Other entertainers and personalities, that lack explicit dedications could possibly also have been part of the Desbonnet collection.
Arrangement note
Arranged alphabetically by last name of sitter (individual or troupe name) followed by sitters identifed only by first name. Group names, including duos known by two first names, are treated as if they are surnames. Group names beginning with a numeral precede the alphabetical listing (an alternate title using the written numeral follows in parentheses), while group names beginning with a written number are filed alphabetically.
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1 1 2014.R.4-47 Staudt, J., Les 3 chères M. R. (?) (Les trois chères M. R. (?)), undated
Matte gelatin silver or collodion cabinet card. Title from annotation on verso, which continues: danses et chants russes / nationales. Printed on recto: J. Staudt/ Allerhöchste Annerkennung / Amt 1, 3784. / Berlin NW. 7 / Unter den Linden 47 / Ecke Friedrichstrasse / vis-à-vis Kranzler. Richard Warner wet stamp on verso.
1 1 2014.R.4-45 Reimers, Théodore, Les 3 Villard, balancing trapeze (Les trois Villard), after 1899
Matte collodion (?) cabinet card. Title from pencil annotation on verso. Date derived from date of prize printed on verso. Ink annotation on verso. Les 3 Villard / trapèze. Photographer's signature and information printed on recto (obscured) and verso.
1 1 2014.R.4-11 Herrmann, R., 4 Sisters Merkels (Four Sisters Merkels), undated
Matte gelatin silver cabinet card. Title from annotation on verso. Printed on recto and verso: R. Herrmann, Nfg. / Jhn. Otto Reche / Leipzig / Tauchaerstr. 6. Although the group's name implies a familial relationship, the members were probably unrelated to one another. The group was noted for their gymnastic and contortion performances. See also 2014.R.4-325.
1 1 2014.R.4-01 Leyenaar, C., Louise Amoros, 1904
Matte collodion cabinet card. Title and date from dedication written across portrait, which reads: De ton amie / Louise Amoros, / Cardiff, le 4, 8, / 04. Annotation on verso: Louisa Amoros / gymnaste. Printed on recto: C. Leyenaar / Rotterdam / Kruiskade. The sitter was also known as Louise Amoros Miller, and was possibly a member of the Amoros Sisters, an acrobatic act.
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3 1 2014.R.4-02 Hennegan & Co., Les Auberts, danseurs modernes, undated
Relief halftone on card 7 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches. Title printed on mount along with: Hennegan & Co. / Vivi-photo / Cincinnati, O.
1 1 2014.R.4-55 Kurtze, Georg, Miss Boyston, 1906
Letterpress halftone postcard. Date from postmark on verso. Title printed on recto. Annotation on recto: Casino - Municipal - Nice. Printed on verso: Georg Kurtze, Leipzig, Wintergarten [___]. Postcard addressed to: Monsieur Richard Warner / agent artistique / Paris / 45 rue Richer 45.
1 1 2014.R.4-04 Photographer unknown, Mlle Lucie Caira, gymnaste, undated
Relief halftone postcard; with verso printed in French. Title printed on recto. Brown paper label on verso reads: Lucie Caira / gymnaste.
1 1 2014.R.4-05 Seeber, Clemens, Charlton Troupe, approximately 1889
Gelatin p.o.p. on cabinet card. Title from annotation on recto. Printed on recto: C. Seeber, Theaterstrasse 22, Chemnitz. / 1889. Photographer's imprint on verso of mount is largely obscured by a printed Agence Rubini label. Annotation on Agence Rubini label, written in two different hands: Charlton Troupe; Acrobates. Handwritten brown paper label on verso reads: Charlton Troupe / Acrobates.
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3 1 2014.R.4-49 Vasseur, L., Danicheff, acrobates, undated
Gelatin silver print on mount 9 3/8 x 7 inches (slightly smaller than an imperial card). Title from handwritten brown paper label on verso. Printed on recto: L. Vasseur / photographe / [obscured by printing] / Paris. Photographer's wet stamp on verso: Photographie / L. Vasseur / 24, rue d'Amsterdam, Paris. These acrobats are possibly related to another performing group known as "Les Danicheff." For materials relating to "Les Danicheff" in this collection, see 2014.R.4-350 and 2014.R.4-351.
1 1 2014.R.4-06 Seeber, Clemens, Deicke, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from black ink annotation on verso. Blue ink annotation on verso: Les Deicke / acrobates. Printed on recto: C. Seeber / Chemnitz / Theaterstr. 22. A duplicate image in the Soury Collection at MuCEM identifies the sitters as Alfredo and Eugène Deike. The two men are holding small accordians or some other sort of bellows device.
1 1 2014.R.4-07 Photographer unknown, Les Dubary, Original novelty, undated
Relief halftone postcard with verso printed in German. Title printed on recto. Handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso reads: Les Dubary / Original novelty. Image same as 2014.R.4-08.
1 1 2014.R.4-08 Photographer unknown, Les Dubary, Original novelty, undated
Relief halftone postcard, printed in German on verso. Title from duplicate image 2014.R.4-07. Handwritten brown paper label on verso reads: Arizona / acrobates. Agence Rubini wet stamp on verso.
1 1 2014.R.4-09 Photographer unknown, The Ellesmeres, undated
Gelatin silver postcard with verso printed in English. Title from annotation on recto. Annotation on verso: Ellesmerê. The image is of a woman sitting on a bicycle with her feet resting on the front tire. She is a member of the Ellesmeres, an acrobatic bicycle troupe.
1 1 2014.R.4-44 Apeda Studio, Miss A. Fechow, undated
Gelatin silver print. Title from annotation on verso; written in a different hand: Miss A. Fechow / acrobatex. Wet stamp on verso: Apeda / Studio / Photographers / 102-104 West 38th St., N.Y.
1 1 2014.R.4-10 Reutlinger, Marie Forè, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from ink annotation on verso. Printed on recto: Reutlinger / Paris. Photographer's imprint on verso of mount is mostly obscured by a C. M. Ercole label with annotations written in two different hands: Chanteuse & danseuse espagnole / Marie Forè (ink); Marie Forè / danseuse (pencil).
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3 1 2014.R.4-12 Formato Salon, Les Funiculi, danseurs napolitains, undated
Albumen imperial card. Title from handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso. Printed on recto: Formato Salon. The troupe is wearing sailor costumes. Image same as 2014.R.4-13. See also 2014.R.4-14.
3 1 2014.R.4-13 Formato Salon, Les Funiculi, danseurs napolitains, undated
Albumen imperial card. Title from handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso. Printed on recto: Formato Salon. The troupe is wearing sailor costumes. Image same as 2014.R.4-12. See also 2014.R.4-14.
3 1 2014.R.4-14 Formato Salon, Les Funiculi, danseurs napolitains, undated
Albumen imperial card. Title from handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso. Printed on recto: Formato Salon. The troupe is wearing traditional Italian costumes. See also 2014.R.4-12 and 2014.R.4-13.
1 1 2014.R.4-15 Photographer unknown, Los Garitos, undated
Relief halftone postcard with verso printed in French. Title printed on recto. Handwritten brown paper label on verso reads: Los Garitos / danseurs espagnole.
1 1 2014.R.4-18 G. G. Co. (?), The Great Florida Sisters, Creolen Girls, undated
Matte gelatin silver postcard with verso printed in several languages. Title printed on recto with: G. G. / Co. Annotation on verso: Florida / créoles.
1 1 2014.R.4-16 North, Thomas, [Florence Godfrey], undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Printed on mount: Thos. North / 70. Grafton St. / Dublin. Annotation on recto: Humel / écuyère. Handwritten white paper label affixed to verso, written in two different hands: Mm. Humel / (Miss Godefrey [sic]); écuyère. Handwritten translucent label affixed to verso, written in a third hand reads: Miss F. Godfrey. A duplicate image in the Soury Collection at MuCEM identifies the sitter as Florence Godfrey. "Mm. Humel" may refer to a different riding act performer, Flory Humel, who was a contemporary of Godfrey.
1 1 2014.R.4-17 Froehlich, Ch., Peroline Goyet, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from ink annotation along left side of verso. Printed on recto: Ch. Froelich, Anvers. Photographer's imprint on verso is obscured by an Agence Rubini label. Label annotated in two different hands: Peroline Goyet; Peroline Goyet / acrobate.
1 1 2014.R.4-19 Photographer unknown, Helen et Gilex, acrobate, undated
Gelatin silver postcard with verso printed in several languages. Title from handwritten brown paper label on verso.
1 1 2014.R.4-60 Müller, Carl, [Acrobat from Hermanos Pexer], after 1899
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Date derived from date of latest award printed on verso. Annotation on verso: Von Hermanos Pe[___]. Handwritten brown paper label on verso reads: von / Hermanos / Pexer / Acrobate. Printed on recto: Carl Müller / Berlin, W. / Unter den Linden 15. Printed on verso with additional information: Photographisches / Atelier / Carl Müller / Berlin, W. / Unter den Linden 15, / gegenüber der Neustädt. Kirchstr.
1 1 2014.R.4-20 Motzkus, E., [Claire and Ellen Hernandez], approximately 1893
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Date from wet stamp on verso. Printed on recto: E. Motzkus, Halle a/S. Gr. Ulrichstr. 57. Annotations on verso, written in two different hands: Claire et Ellen H[___] / aff: d. Mi[___] Magyie; Hernandez / acrobates. Wet stamp on verso: Agence générale artistique / des concerts & cirques / Fondée en 1884 / 14 Sept 93 / E. de Rasimi / Lyon-2, rue Paradis, 2-Lyon.
1 1 2014.R.4-23 Razzi, F. Carmen de Lilde, undated
Relief halftone postcard. Title printed on recto. Printed on verso: Stab. Tip. [Stabilimento Tipografico] F. Razzi - Napoli. Agence Rubini wet stamp on verso. Handwritten brown paper label on verso reads: Carmen de / Lilde / acrobate. De Lilde was a "chanteuse à transformations."
1 1 2014.R.4-24 König, C., Margarethe Lobe, 1901
Matte collodion (?) cabinet card. Title from ink annotation on verso. Date from debossed text on recto. Pencil annotation on verso: Écuyère. Handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso reads: Margarethe Lobe / écuyère. Printed on recto: Atelier C. König. Naumburg aS. Printed on verso: Photograph König / Naumburg a/S / Poststrasse / nahe der Kaiserl. Post...
1 1 2014.R.4-340 Mateos, Mario et Zoraide, undated
Gelatin silver postcard, printed in spanish on verso. Title and photographer's name stamped on recto. Penciled on verso: Acrobates.
1 1 2014.R.4-27 Scharmann, Wilhelm, Maritana and Victoria, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from wet stamp on verso: Maritana & Victoria. / Elegante bravour Gymnastikerinnen / Ständige Adresse: / Stettin, Gr. Oderstrasse 22. 3 Tr. Printed on recto: Wilh. Scharmann, Berlin, S.W. / Komamandantent Str. 15. A cabinet card with a different image of Maritana and Victoria in the Soury Collection at MuCEM also identifies the duo as gymnasts.
1 1 2014.R.4-28 Bancalari, Vincenzo, [Miss Nellie Marshall], undated
Collodion cabinet card. Title from wet stamps on verso: G. W. Price, Miss Nellie Marshall / & / Albert Price: / Clowns, musicals, danseurs, etc. / N.b. - Miss Nellie Marshall, / est la seule femme clown / musical et danseuse. Printed on verso: Fotografia Romana / Vicenzo Bancalari / Via di Ripetta No. 191 / Borgo S. Angelo No. 12 / Roma. Printed on recto: Fotografia Roman... (remainder of imprint cut off). Annotation on recto: Miss Nelly. G. W. and Albert Price appear to have been her agents.
1 1 2014.R.4-29 Edwards & Co., Nellie May, undated
Collodion or gelatin silver cabinet card. Title from annotation on recto. Annotations written directly on verso and on brown paper label: Nellie / May / danseuse. Printed label on verso: "The Globe" / Amusement Association, / London. / Richard Elliott, / Director. / Nellie May [handwritten on label]. Wet stamp on verso: Alfred Phasey's / Anglo-Italian school for / stage dancing and general / ballet agency, / 3, Lambeth Palace Road, London, S.E.
1 1 2014.R.4-31 Recker, Wilhelm, Bros. Meers, undated
Albumen cabinet card. Title from annotation on printed Agence Rubini label affixed to verso, written in two different hands: Bros. Meers; Acrobates. A cabinet card with a different image of the Meers Brothers in the Soury Collection at MuCEM identifies the sitters as Alfred and George Meers. Other cabinet cards in the Soury Collection indicate that the sitters were also part of the O'Meers Trio.
1 1 2014.R.4-32 Laborie & Vasseur, Marie Mercèdès II, undated
Albumen cabinet card. Title from annotation on recto. Printed on recto: Laborie & Vasseur, 11, rue Boudreau / Paris. Wet stamp and text printed on verso of mount are largely obscured by a printed C. M. Ercole label with annotation: Marie Mercedes II / poses plastiques.
1 1 2014.R.4-21 Ernst Schmidt & Co., John Mettros and Truppe, undated
Collotype postcard printed on blue paper. Title printed on recto. Printed on verso: Nordische Kunstanstalt, Ernst Schmidt & Co., Lübeck. Ansichtskarten-Spezialfabrik. Postfach 188. Brown paper label on verso reads: John Mettros / troupe. A postcard with a different image of John Mettros and troupe in the Soury Collection at MuCEM identifies the group as fan jugglers. In this image fans and other juggling discs are positioned around the troupe.
1 1 2014.R.4-33 Sartony, Marguerite Molter, undated
Albumen cabinet card. Title from annotation on related image 2014.R.4-144. Printed on recto: Sartony. 16. rue Duphot. / Paris. Brown paper label on verso reads: Dufeyré / danseuse.
1 1 2014.R.4-35 Dorofeev, N., Rachel Mousset, undated
Collodion (?) cabinet card. Printed on verso: N. Dorofeev / Nevskīĭ Prospe.[ekt] No. 132 / Prot.[iv] Aleksandro-Nevskoĭ / v S. Peterburge. Annotation on verso, written in two different hands: 39 / Rachel Mousset; Acrobate. With three Agence Artistique wet stamps on verso.
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3 1 2014.R.4-36 Newman, The Mühlemann's, Swiss Mountaineer Trio from Interlaken, undated
Gelatin silver imperial card. Title printed on recto with: Newman. No. 13 Ave. A, N.Y. Brown paper label on verso reads: Les Mühlemann's / Trio / Danseurs / Suisses. The portrait is of one female only.
1 1 2014.R.4-37 Fritz Leyde & Co., Madge Perry, undated
Colllodion cabinet card. Title from annotation on recto. Annotation on verso: Madge Perret [sic] / acrobate. Debossed on recto: Fritz Leyde & Co., Berlin / Unter d. Linden 59. Also printed on recto and blind stamped in image: Fritz Leyde & Co.
1 1 2014.R.4-38 Photographer unknown, Le quatuor Mondains russe, nationale zang en dans, (Le 4 Mondains russe), undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from label affixed to recto. Photographer's imprint on verso of mount card is largely obscured by a C. M. Ercole label with annotation: Quatuor Mondains / russes / chant et danses. C. M. Ercole wet stamp on verso. The group is wearing darker colored folk costumes and holding tamborines. See also 2014.R.4-39.
1 1 2014.R.4-39 Photographer unknown, Le quatuor Mondains russe, nationale zang en dans, (Le 4 Mondains russe), undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from label affixed to recto. Photographer's imprint on verso of mount card is largely obscured by a C. M. Ercole label with annotation: Quatuor Mondains / russes / chant & danses. The group is wearing lighter colored folk costumes and holding hats and hankies. See also 2014.R.4-39.
1 1 2014.R.4-40 Seeber, Clemens, Les Rigoletto, acrobates, undated
Colliodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from annotation on verso. Written in a second hand: Rigoletto. Printed on recto: Atelier Seeber. Chemnitz, / Theaterstrasse 22. The portrait shows three boys, the oldest of whom is dressed as a young woman.
1 1 2014.R.4-41 Richardson, The Rizarelis and Recar Trio, undated
Relief halftone postcard. Title printed on recto. Printed on image on recto: Rizarelis. Printed on verso: Richardson's Theatrical Series 3581 / Music hall artistes' printer. Annotation on verso: Rizarellis / acrobates.
1 1 2014.R.4-42 Ernst Schmidt & Co., i. F. Saida u. Carmen, Trapez Luft Akt, undated
Collotype postcard with verso printed in German. Title printed on recto. Printed under individual performers: Miss Elfriede Carmen; Directrice Miss Saida. Printed on verso: Nordische Kunstanstalt. Ernst Schmidt. Lübeck Ansichtskartenspecial Fabrik. Annotation on verso: Saida. U. Carmen. / Trapezite. See also Miss Saida, 2014.R.4-209 and 2014.R.4-354.
1 1 2014.R.4-03 Koch, Louis, Sœurs Bono, undated
Gelatin p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from brown ink annotation on verso. Blue ink annotation on verso: Gymnastes. Wet stamp on verso: Agence générale / Artistique / E. Schlax / 37, rue de Trévise, / Paris.
1 1 2014.R.4-30 Photographer unknown, Les sœurs Mazzoli, jongleuses modernes, undated
Gelatin silver postcard. Title printed on recto. Annotation on verso: 40 frs. jour.
1 1 2014.R.4-34 Christensen, Marius, Sœurs Moulier, undated
Collodion cabinet card. Title from handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso: Sœurs Moulier / acrobates / gymnastes. Printed on recto: Marius Christensen / Dags-og / Atelier moderne (remainder of printing obscured). The Sisters Moulier were horizontal bar performers.
1 1 2014.R.4-43 Photographer unknown, Les sœurs Serierse, undated
Gelatin silver postcard. Title from annotation on recto. Annotation on verso: Les sœurs Serierse / acrobates. Different images of the sitters are available in the Soury Collection at MuCEM, including with a fourth member and with the group known alternatively as Sours [sic] Serierse or Les 4 Serierse.
1 1 2014.R.4-46 Photographer unknown, Trio Guerra, undated
Gelatin silver postcard. Title from caption in negative. Annotation on verso: Guerra / acrobates. Wet stamp on verso: G. Mosse / Portici Via Nizza - Torino. A duplicate image in the Soury Collection at MuCEM identifies the sitters as performers of acrobatic flips.
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3 1 2014.R.4-48 Beal, Charles, Troupe Athos, undated
Collodion p.o.p. on card 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Title from black ink annotation on verso; blue ink annotation reads: Athos / acrobates. Printed on verso: Chas. Beal, 125 1/2 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.
1 1 2014.R.4-50 D'Illin & Philippe, Troupe russ. Engelsky, undated
Matte collodion (?) cabinet card. Title from wet stamp on verso. Printed on recto: W. d'Illin. Genève / 3 rue du Mont Blanc 3. Lengthier studio information printed on verso; card is numbered 18257. Pencil annotation on verso: Russes. Handwritten paper label affixed to verso reads: Engelsky / danseurs russes.
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3 1 2014.R.4-51 Varga, G. and J., Troupe Talboorn, acrobates & clossons, undated
Albumen print on Paris panel (also known as Mintha). Title from annotation on verso. Printed on recto: G. & J. Varga, Zagreb. Printed on verso: G. & J. Varga / Zagreb, Agram / _ulica 34 / U Vlastitoj Kući im eigenen Hause. Handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso reads: Talboorne [sic] / acrobates. Also known as "la familie Talboorn."
1 1 2014.R.4-52 Chamberlin, Troupe Védy, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from handwritten brown paper label on verso. Annotation on verso: Travail à deuse (sic) sur un fil de fer. Printed on recto and verso (with additional studio information): Chamberlin / 63 / Boul.d Rochechouart / Paris. Negative number added in pencil: 92210.
1 1 2014.R.4-53 Schaar, J., Zelia Zampa, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from annotation on recto. Annotations in two different hands on printed Agence Rubini label on verso: Zelia Zampa; Acrobate. Printed on recto: J. Schaar / Düsseldorf / Schadowstr. 72 / vis-à-vis der Tonhalle / m. Gladbach / Crefelderstr. 117.
1 1 2014.R.4-72 Scharmann, Wilhelm, Vendaro, after 1902
Matte gelatin silver or collodion cabinet card. Title from ink annotation on verso. Pencil annotations on verso in three hands: Vendaro / Balance (?) etat; telque / 0,06 [___] ; Vendaro / acrobate. Date derived from date printed on verso. Printed on recto (and repeated on verso with additional studio information: Wilhm. Scharmann. Berlin, S.W. / Kommandanten Str. The female sitter was part of The Two Vendaro Original Balance Troupe. See 2014.R.4-218.
1 1 2014.R.4-54 Photographer unknown, "La belle Atalanta", undated
Gelatin silver postcard. Title printed on recto. Annotation on verso: La belle / Atalante / acrobate. She was noted for her "disrobing act."
1 1 2014.R.4-56 Boisdon, Maurice-Eugène, Emma, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from annotations on verso, written in two hands: Emma; Trapeze. Handwritten white paper label affixed to verso reads: Emma trapeziste. Printed on recto: Boisdon. Paris. Printed on verso: M. Boisdon / 19, boulevard St. Denis, 19 / Paris. / Photographe / des concerts & théâtres / auteurs & compositeurs / des sports athlétiques / boxe, escrime, etc. / R. Deschavannes, Paris.
1 1 2014.R.4-57 Bonfort, C., Emma, athlète, undated
Collodion or gelatin silver cabinet card. Annotation on verso, repeated in two different hands: Emma / athlete. Printed on recto of card: C. Bonfort (above image); C. Bonfort. Marseille (below image). Printed on verso with additional studio information: C. Bonfort / 39, rue St. Férréol / Marseille.
1 1 2014.R.4-58 Nissim, A., Miss Evelina, contorsionista, undated
Matte gelatin silver cabinet card. Title from printed label affixed to mount recto. A second label partially obscured by the first label bears the same title. Handwritten brown paper label on recto reads: Miss Evelina / contorsioniste. Photographer's name, address and additional information printed on verso: A. Nissim / Cagliari / Piazza Jenne, 14.
1 1 2014.R.4-59 Hana, George Henry, Florida, acrobate, after 1894
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from handwritten brown paper label on verso. Printed on recto: Studio 443 Strand, London. Hana. Date based on fact that Hana moved to his Strand studio in 1894.
1 1 2014.R.4-61 Boisdon, Maurice-Eugène, Mlle Lutza, comique danseuse - transformation, 1901
Albumen cabinet card. Date from wet stamp on verso. Title from ink annotation on verso. Pencil annotation on verso: Acrobate. J. D. Marcadet wet stamp on verso. Printed on recto: Boison. Paris. Printed on verso with additional information: M. Boisdon / 19, boulevard St. Denis, 19 / Paris.
1 1 2014.R.4-25 Scharmann, Wilhelm, Mlle Lydia & Albino, equilibristen, approximately 1903
Matte collodion (?) cabinet card. Date printed on verso. Title from wet stamp on recto and verso. Printed on recto and verso: Wilh. Scharmann / Berlin, S.W. / Kommandantenstr. 15... Numbered in negative: 4. Mlle. Lydia appears by herself standing in front of a Japanese screen. For additional portraits of Mlle. Lydia see 2014.R.4-26 and 2014.R.4-197.
1 1 2014.R.4-26 Photographer unknown, Mlle Lydia & Albino, undated
Matte collodion (?) cabinet card. Title from wet stamps on recto. Annotation on recto: Gymnaste. Annotation on recto: Gymnaste. Annotation on verso: Lydia & Albino. Mlle. Lydia appears by herself en pointe with her hands behind her head. For additional portraits of Mlle. Lydia see 2014.R.4-25 and 2014.R.4-197.
1 1 2014.R.4-62 Esplugas, A., Manoela, danseuse, undated
Albumen cabinet card. Title from handwritten brown paper label affixed to verso. Printed on vero: Esplugas Fot. Photographer's wet stamp on verso: A. Esplugas / Fotógrafo / 7, Plaza del Teatro, 7 / Barcelona.
1 1 2014.R.4-22 Plate, G. F., Markus, jongleur, undated
Albumen print on card 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches (print is carte-de-visite size; mount is slightly larger than the typical carte-de-visite). Title printed on recto with: G. F. Plate, phot., Dresden, Waisenhausstr 30. Printed on verso: Welt-Restaurant "Société" / Dresden, Waisenhausstr. 29. / Grösstes Etablissement der Residenz / Ohne concurrenz in ganz Deutschland. / Carl Thamm, Besitzer. Two Schlax wet stamps on verso. Portraits of a man and a woman are framed by a laurel wreath with many motifs pertaining to the theater.
1 1 2014.R.4-63 Brooks, Owen, Martha, the Refined and Graceful Gymnast, undated
Gelatin p.o.p. cabinet card. Title printed on verso. Printed on recto: Owen Brooks. 88 Dewsbury Road / Leeds.
1 1 2014.R.4-64 Robinson, Maryla, Athlete, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from handwritten brown paper label on verso. C. M. Ercole label affixed to verso. Printed on recto: Robinson. 85, Grafton St. / Dublin.
1 1 2014.R.4-65 Photo Prince, Oceóla, undated
Matte gelatin silver or collodion cabinet card. Title from annotation on verso. Handwritten paper label on verso reads: Oceóla / acrobate. Printed on recto: Photo Prince. Edition d'art / 9, rue Cadet, Paris. Studio name and address printed on verso along with additional studio information.
1 1 2014.R.4-66 Stabilimento Pompejana Fotografico, Rosina, undated
Collodion or gelatin silver cabinet card. Title from annotation on recto. Annotations on verso, written in two hands: Aghemo Rosina / distinta ballerina / _elle prime [___] ; Rosina / danseuse. Printed on recto: Stabilimento Pompejana Fotografico / Formato Gabinetto / Via Roma 205, Napoli. Six wet stamps on verso: E. Perríer / Agence Théâtrale Internationale / 20 bould. St. Denis / Paris.
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3 1 2014.R.4-67 Anthony's, Serrano, danseuse, undated
Matte gelatin silver imperial card. Title from handwritten brown paper label on verso. Printed on recto: Anthony's, 44, rue Pasquier / (Gare St. Lazare) / au rez-de-chaussée.
1 1 2014.R.4-68 Royer, Raphaël, Mlle Thérèse, danseuse, undated
Colliodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from annotation on verso, written in two hands. Handwritten paper label on verso reads: Therese danseuse. Printed on recto: Raphaël Royer. Printed on verso with additional studio information: Photographie / Raphaël Royer / médaille d'or / Nimes / 3, place d'Assa.
1 1 2014.R.4-69 Barras, V., Tourtois, undated
Albumen cabinet card. Title from annotation on verso; also: Tourtois / danseuse. Printed on recto: V. Barras. Printed on verso: Photographie artistique / rue du Pot d'or, 45 / près le boulevard del la Sauvenière / Maison T. Servrancx fils / Liège.
1 1 2014.R.4-70 Ripamonti, C., Tyrolia, danseuse, undated
Albumen cabinet card. Title from handwritten brown paper label on verso. Printed on recto: [Fé]lix, Bordeaux. Printed on verso: Photographie / C. Ripamonti / 56, rue Ste. Catherine, 56 / Bordeaux.
1 1 2014.R.4-71 Hana, George Henry, Varade, after 1894
Collodion or gelatin p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from annotation on verso; also: Varade / acrobate. Printed on recto: Studio 443 Strand / London / Hana. Date based on fact that Hana moved to his Strand studio in 1894.
1 1 2014.R.4-74 Recker, Zamalya, undated
Collodion p.o.p. cabinet card. Title from annotation on recto. Annotation on verso, written in two hands: Madlle. Zamalya / Traperkünstlerin I. Ranges; Zamalya / trapeze. Printed on recto: Recker. Köln A/RH / Blaubach 7. Ercole wet stamp on verso. See also 2014.R.4-75.
1 1 2014.R.4-75 Photographer unknown, La belle Zamalya, undated
Relief halftone postcard printed in German on verso. Title printed on recto, which continues: Trapezkünstlerin I. Ranges. See also 2014.R.4-74.


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