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Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection

Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Ackerstrom, Ulie  Search this
Barrymore, Maurice, 1846-1905  Search this
Booth, Rachel  Search this
Burroughs, Marie  Search this
Cayvan, Georgia, 1858?-1906  Search this
Coe, Isabelle  Search this
Davenport, Harry, 1866-1949  Search this
Drew, John, 1853-1927  Search this
Fox, Della  Search this
Glaser, Lulu, 1874-1958  Search this
Hopper, Edna Wallace, 1872-1959  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905  Search this
Plunkett, Charles  Search this
Ratcliffe, Edward J., 1863-1948  Search this
Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916  Search this
Robson, May, 1858-1942  Search this
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922  Search this
Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933  Search this
Terriss, William  Search this
Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cigarette cards
Photographs
Cabinet photographs
Date:
1868-1897
Scope and Contents:
Cigar/cigarette cards and cabinet photographs portraying actors (male and female) from the late 19th century. The photographs are predominantly American actors but some English and French performers are also included. Some of the more prominent persons represented are Lulu Glaser, Francis Wilson, and Georgia Cayvan, plus others listed below.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series: Series 1: Cigar/Cigarette Cards, undated; Series 2: Cabinet Photographs, 1878-1897,and Miscellaneous, 1868-1892.
Biographical / Historical:
The cult of celebrity is not a 20th century phenomenon. In the latter part of the 19th century innovations in the use of photography as advertising spurned a new avenue of celebrity likeness-based souvenirs. Portraits of personalities from the stage who were previously portrayed in engravings and traditional portraiture were now available to an interested public in a more realistic and affordable form – the cigar/cigarette card included as an incentive in the purchase of a smoking product and cabinet photographs sold as souvenirs by theatrical promoters. These photographs depicted celebrities as well as scenes from plays in which they performed. They were avidly collected by a public interested in the personalities of minstrelsy, vaudeville and the legitimate theatre.

This collection was created, or acquired, by Daisy Templin (1874?-1956) of Alton, Illinois. Templin was an avid collector of Victoriana and filled the home (1605 Washington Avenue) of she and her brother, Roger P. Templin (1872?-?), with furniture, ceramics, bric-a-brac and all types of predominately Victorian ephemera. She wrote that ". . . whatever interested me I bought." Her brother was a former wholesale grocery salesman in St. Louis, MO. By the time of her death, Templin had contemplated donating much of her collection to the Smithsonian Institution. Her collection was willed to her brother who donated a sizable portion of the collection (over 1,000 items) to the museum in 1958. The home she and her brother shared was demolished to make way for a shopping center in 1961.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Roger P. Templin in memory of his sister Daisy Templin in October 1958.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Theater  Search this
Portraits -- 19th century  Search this
Actors  Search this
Actresses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cigarette cards
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Cabinet photographs
Citation:
Nineteenth Century Actors Photo Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0779
See more items in:
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0779
Additional Online Media:

Mary Fullerton Burroughs

Artist:
Daniel Dickinson, 1795 - 1866  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Fullerton Burroughs, 1761 - 1833  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
9 x 6.2cm (3 9/16 x 2 7/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.a.
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Miniature  Search this
Mary Fullerton Burroughs: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
2006.235.38 MMA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2006.235.38_MMA

Loaned Works Files, c. 1976-1981:

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 66
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 66 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 481, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0481-refidd1e6088

Burrough, Mary (Mrs.)

Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951 January 4
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.3: Black and white negatives in freezer storage arranged by client
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-03-ref1559

Burroughs, Marie (three views, one dated 1892)

Collection Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
Collection Citation:
Nineteenth Century Actors Photo Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0779-ref300

Burroughs, Marie (inJudah1892)

Collection Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
Collection Citation:
Nineteenth Century Actors Photo Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0779-ref301

The Marie Burroughs art portfolio of stage celebrities [microform] : a collection of photographs of the leaders of dramatic and lyric art

Author:
Burroughs, Marie  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Microforms
Portraits
Date:
1981
1894
C1894
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 268
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376253

The Marie Burroughs art portfolio of stage celebrities; a collection of photographs of the leaders of dramatic and lyric art

Author:
Burroughs, Marie pseud  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (chiefly ports.) 27 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
1894
C1894
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Call number:
PN2205 .B97
PN2205.B97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20872

Mrs. George Burroughs (Mary Fullerton) (1761-1833), (painting)

Painter:
Dickinson, Anson 1779-1852  Search this
Subject:
Burroughs, George, Mrs. (Mary Fullerton)  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Miniature
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 2006.235.38
Date:
1825-1830
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36121699
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_430678

Mrs. George Burroughs (Mary Fullerton), (painting)

Painter:
Dunkerley, Joseph 1759-1812  Search this
Subject:
Burroughs, George, Mrs. (Mary Fullerton)  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Date:
1787
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81520030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_213479

Mary Elena Burroughs (1844-1944), (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Burroughs, Mary Elena  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1860
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 45960001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_55787

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