Clay, John Cecil (illus).
Indianapolis, Indiana. Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1904.
Heavy cardboard portfolio 18 ¾ x 14 ½ inches with slightly smaller illustrated paste-down sheet featuring color image of Mrs. Leslie Carter and text identifying publisher and the subjects of the 6 color portraits within. Portfolio is battered, string clasp torn away, staining, corners bumped— poor condition overall. Contents (color lithographic portraits 16 ½ x 11 ½ inches) however, in good condition with modest imperfections about the perimeter (light creasing or in two instances small paper loss in top margin of the print). In addition to Mrs. Carter, the actresses illustrated are Blanche Bates, Mrs. Fiske, Maxine Elliott, Virginia Harned, and Annie Russell. A scarce item; no WorldCat listing has been found. The actresses featured were leading theatrical stars at the turn of the twentieth century. Item #54042