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Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection

Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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.
Occupation:
Actors  Search this
Topic:
Theater  Search this
Portraits -- 19th century  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
Online Media:

Fox, Della

Collection Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
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
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection / Series 2: Cabinet Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0779-ref356

Fox, Della (inChicago Hussars)

Collection Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
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
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection / Series 2: Cabinet Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0779-ref357

Fox, Della (two viewsThe Little Trooper)

Collection Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
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
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection / Series 2: Cabinet Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0779-ref358

Fox, Della (inThe Lady or the Tiger)

Collection Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
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
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection / Series 2: Cabinet Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0779-ref359

Fox, Della (as Paquita inPunjamdrum, 1893)

Collection Collector:
Templin, Roger P.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
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
Nineteenth Century Actor Photograph Collection / Series 2: Cabinet Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0779-ref360

Little Miss No-One From No-Where

Lyricist:
Smith, Robert  Search this
Composer:
Edwards, Gus  Search this
Depicted (sitter):
Fox, Della  Search this
Maker:
M. Witmark & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 10 in; 35.56 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1904
ID Number:
2018.3010.333
Nonaccession number:
2018.3010
Catalog number:
2018.3010.333
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-da6f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1897908

Any Little Girl, That's A Nice Little Girl, Is The Right Little Girl For Me

Composer:
Fischer, Fred  Search this
Depicted (sitter):
Fox, Della  Search this
Maker:
Shapiro Music Publisher  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in; 35.2425 cm x 26.9875 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1910
ID Number:
2017.3021.228
Nonaccession number:
2017.3021
Catalog number:
2017.3021.228
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8d3f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1859433

Fox, Della

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Theater, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Theater
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Theater / Performers (soloists and companies)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-theater-ref1032

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