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Title:
Postcards of Lily Elsie.
Published/Created:
Great Britain, ca. 1907-1910.
Physical Description:
5 postcards
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HD9200 .F79 1909 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Related Content:
View catalog record for the J.S. Fry & Sons chocolate box featuring a photograph of Lily Elsie
Classification:
Postcards
Notes:
Five postcards depicting the popular English actress and singer Lily Elsie, ca. 1910.
Postcards nos. 1 and 2 depict Elsie in the title role of The Merry Widow (1907). Both are signed Foulsham & Banfield; they are Rotary Photo nos. 4827L and 4827V, respectively. Both are addressed to Miss Dolly Harris, at 66 Marquis Rd., Camden Sq., NW, with postmarks of Feb. 25 and Dec. 25, 1909.
Postcard no. 3 depicts Elsie in the role of Alice, from The Dollar Princess (1909). The image also depicts Robert Michaelis, in the role of Freddy Fairfax. It is Rotary Photo no. 7490, photograph by Foulsham & Banfield. The card is not completed in manuscript on the reverse.
Postcard no. 4 depicts Elise seated on a bench, without reference to a theatrical production. It is Beagles' Postcards no. 179.0, photograph by Rita Martin. The card is not completed in manuscript on the reverse.
Postcard no. 5 depicts Elsie standing in a full-length coat and large hat, with the autograph of Elsie, in black ink. It is Rotary Photo no. 11501, by Foulsham & Banfield. The reverse is addressed to B. Cavell, Wallingford, Berkshire, but bears no evidence of mailing.
The postcards are housed with a chocolate box by J.S. Fry & Sons bearing a photograph of Lily Elsie. See link provided herewith.
Subject Terms:
Actresses -- Great Britain.
Elsie, Lily, 1886-1962 -- Portraits.
Fall, Leo, 1873-1925. Dollarprinzessin. English.
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Lustige Witwe. English.
Michaelis, Robert, 1884-1965 -- Portraits.
Theater -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Photographs.
Postcards.
Contributors:
Foulsham & Banfield, photographer.
Martin, Rita, 1875-1958, photographer.
Rotary Photo.
J. Beagles & Co. Ltd.
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