1870s Edwin Booth Signed Cabinet Card Photo - Brother Of John Wilkes Booth For Sale
Rare, original, 1870's, Signed / Autographed Cabinet Card Photograph of Edwin Booth, acclaimed American Stage Actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth, Assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. This fantastic, period albumen photograph measures approx. 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” and is mounted on its original, Photographer's Card Mount (overall size of card mount is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"). The Photo is boldly signed with the elegant Autograph of Edwin Booth on the mount below the Photograph with the very top of the signature extending into the margin area of the Photo.
The Card mount features printed credits on the back which identify the Photographers as Bradley & Rulofson of San Francisco, California.
The son of Junius Brutus Booth and brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Edwin Booth established himself as the foremost American actor of his day. After 1863 he co-managed the Winter Garden Theatre in NYC where he staged Shakespearian tragedies including Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and Othello. The production of Julius Caesar starring him and his two brothers, Junius Booth and John Wilkes Booth, as well as his 100 night appearance as Hamlet, were milestones in American theatre history. After the assassination of President Lincoln by his brother John, he retired from the stage until January 1866, when he returned to the Winter Garden as Hamlet. He continued his brilliant career for nearly 20 years thereafter in the U.S., the British Isles, and continental Europe.
This very rare and very attractive, Signed Cabinet Card Photo of Edwin Booth is in excellent condition. The Photograph itself is generally clean and crisp and exhibits sharp focus, strong contrast and rich tonality. The card mount is also clean and crisp with sharp edges on the front side and light wear at the edges on the reverse.
Edwin Booth's Signature is simply stunning and also in excellent condition. The Autograph is dark and bold with just the slightest hint of smudging to that portion of the top of the initial "E" that is written on the Photograph's surface. The Signature 100%, unconditionally guaranteed original and in the hand of Edwin Booth. It is backed by our “no questions asked” return policy and lifetime guarantee of authenticity. It will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity stating our guarantee that it will be deemed authentic by any third party Authentication Service.
A very rare and very beautiful, 1870's Signed Cabinet Card Photograph of Edwin Booth - acclaimed American Stage Actor and brother of the Assassin of President Abraham Lincoln - and a fantastic addition to any collection!!
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1870s Edwin Booth Signed Cabinet Card Photo - Brother Of John Wilkes Booth: $264