Sunday, January 19, 2014

More Than Queen

Julia Arthur
Actresses and other women performers of the 1890s, preserved as printed ephemera at the Library of Congress. These include the chromolithograph above, a monument (more durable than marble, as time has proved) to the singular charms of Julia Arthur, slathered in jewels for her role in More Than Queen, 1899.

Maude Adams

Eugenia Blair

Kitty Rhoades

Lydia Barry

Madeline Marshall

Mamie Sheridan Wolford

Sadie Harris

Mildred Holland

Sylvia Starr

Sylvia Thorne

Desseria Plato, Primadonna Contralto