01 December 2008

Edwin Booth, 1833-1893, In "Othello" Louisville Macauley Theatre circa 1880

Edwin Booth.
Creator Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896 (photographer)
Description Full-length character portrait of Edwin Booth, wearing long-hair, a mustache and goatee, and costume (including sword), and standing in front of a backdrop with a tree and columns. He is probably playing the role of Iago in Shakespeare's "Othello" which he performed at Macauley's Theatre on three of his six visits: in April 1874, January 1882, and February 1887. Edwin Booth, born November 13, 1833, was a performer, producer, and theatre owner/operator. He managed the Winter Garden theatre (1863-1867), and built Booth's Theatre after it burnt down. He came from a theatrical family, with brothers Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. and John Wilkes Booth (more famous for assassinating President Abraham Lincoln) also joining the profession. Twice married, to Mary Devlin from 1860-1863, and Mary McVicker (beginning in 1869), he died June 7, 1893. Location of photo studio: New York (N.Y.)
Subject Portraits
Portrait photographs
People Pictured Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893
Production [Othello], 1874 - 1887
Date Original 187-?
Object Type Albumen prints
Silver printing-out paper prints
Cabinet photographs
Source 16.5 x 10.7 cm. b&w albumen print. Item no. ULPA 1980.20.0154 in the Macauley's Theatre Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.
Collection Macauley's Theatre Collection
Collection Website http://digital.library.louisville.edu/collections/macauley/
Digital Publisher University of Louisville Photographic Archives

University Of Louisville Photographic Archive
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