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Ira Aldridge portrait collection

Title
Ira Aldridge portrait collection [graphic].
Publication
<1850?-1959?>

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Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Aldridge, IraSchomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Additional Authors
  • Fall, Thomas.
  • Calvi, Pietro Fortunato, 1817-1855.
  • Associated Publishers.
  • R. Mason & Co.
  • Negro in Performing Arts (1963 : Chicago, Ill.)
Description
  • 67 items (.3 cu.ft., 1 box); 26 x 21 cm. or smaller.
  • <63> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <2> photomechanical prints : b&w ;
  • <2> photoprints : albumen ;
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Sculpture – Reproductions.
  • Portrait photographs.
  • Portrait drawings – Reproductions.
  • Portrait paintings – Reproductions.
  • Broadsides – Reproductions.
  • Postcards.
  • Illustrations – Reproductions.
  • Photomechanical prints.
  • Silver gelatin photoprints.
  • Albumen photoprints.
  • Cabinet card photographs.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Many of the images are in Ira Aldridge the Negro Tragedian, by Mildred Stock and Herbert Marshall, New York, Macmillan Co. 1958.
  • Some of the images are duplicates. Captions and inscriptions on some images.
  • Some of the images were used in Noble Sissle's exhibition Negro in Performing Arts, held at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 16-Sept. 2 1963.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Call Number
Sc Photo Aldridge, Ira
OCLC
NYPG085000107-F
Title
Ira Aldridge portrait collection [graphic].
Imprint
<1850?-1959?>
Summary
Views of theater actor Ira Aldridge. The collection includes half-length and full-length portraits of Aldridge both in and out of theatrical costume, as he was depicted in 19th century illustrations, prints, paintings and photographs. Theatrical roles depicted include Othello, King Lear, Shylock, Zanga in the Revenge, Aaron in Titus Andronicus and Mango in the Padlock. Also, half-length portrait views of Aldridge's wives, Margaret and Amanda, two daughters, two sons and one grandson; portrait views of people Aldridge met while touring-identified subjects include singer Jenny Lind, writer and critic Theophile Gautier, actor James Wallack, actress Annette Langenbaum, Olga, Catherine and Fyodor Tolstoy, Alexander Dumas, Mikhail Shchepkin, Ellen Tree and poet Taras Shevchenko. Also, views of Aldridge's home in London, gravesite in Lodz Poland, memorial chair in the Shakespere Memorial Theatre in England and a copy of a 1833 playbill announcing a performance; also views of the Aldridge statue by Pietro Calvi and of an exhibit in honor of Aldridge at the Chicago Public library in 1954.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
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Added Author
Fall, Thomas. Photographer to the Queen.
Calvi, Pietro Fortunato, 1817-1855.
Associated Publishers.
R. Mason & Co.
Negro in Performing Arts (1963 : Chicago, Ill.)
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Aldridge, Ira
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