Early 20th Century Photographs of Famous People (150+).
Marvelous collection is most interesting because it is so early and because it embraces so many desirable areas of popular culture. Most are literary, theatrical and vaudeville. Majority of the collection dates from the 1900s-20s with some 1930s stuff and just a small sampling beyond that point. It includes very early wire photos (mostly), plus studio portraits, stills, a few cabinets, some additional ephemera, and many are silver gelatin prints. Includes such important images of famous people such as Madame Curie (rare early wire photo), Rudyard Kipling (3, one with the King of England), early Ethel Barrymore (23), Theodore Dreiser (4), John Drew (2), A.E., Houseman (4), 1914 Victor Herbert, Hugh Walpole (3 with program), nice aviation file with Fokker (16), Henrik Ibsen with death photo (5), H.L. Mencken (3), 1930s Maude Adams (13), and many more. There is even a 1930s Hollywood file with movie stills, but mostly premiums. Well over 150 pieces. Overall EX.