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The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

Illustration shows John Roach and George M. Robeson dressed as 16th century soldiers, doing a song and dance routine on a stage; Roach is holding a paper that states "Contract for new U.S. Cruisers $2,440,000 a... More

[The captain], Jacques Callot

[The captain], Jacques Callot

Print shows Capitano, a stock character in the Commedia dell'arte, with theatrical stage set and spectators in background. Title from shelflist card. From: Balli di Sfessania. Lieure, 289.

Kiyonobu Torii - Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Kiyonobu Torii - Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Print shows actors Iwai Sagenta and Katsuyama Matagorō, one reclining on a veranda, the other about to climb steps to the veranda. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... More

Torii Kiyonobu II - Ichikawa danjūrō [to] sakata hangorō

Torii Kiyonobu II - Ichikawa danjūrō [to] sakata hangorō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms part of: the H. Irving Olds colle... More

Sawamura Sōjūrō no Soga no Jūrō to Ichikawa Yaozō no Soga no Gorō

Sawamura Sōjūrō no Soga no Jūrō to Ichikawa Yaozō no Soga no Gorō

Print shows two actors (possibly Sawamura Sōjūrō, 1685-1756, and Ichikawa Yaozō) in the roles of two brothers who attempt to revenge their father's murder. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Ni... More

Scena d'invenzione e disegno del Cavalier Bibiena rappresentante Sala Reale J.G. Bibiena inv. et delin ; A.O. sculp

Scena d'invenzione e disegno del Cavalier Bibiena rappresentante Sala ...

Print shows a theatrical production in a magnificent hall in the royal palace, showing actors around a table set for dining at center and musicians on the left and right, with a perspective view down the center... More

Kudanme, Shunsh Katsukawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kudanme, Shunsh Katsukawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows Tonase holding a sword, standing behind her step-daughter Konami on a veranda as Honzō walks by, disguised as a traveling monk, wearing a beehive-shaped basket over his head and playing a recorder. ... More

A new pantomine - harlequine, British Cartoon Print

A new pantomine - harlequine, British Cartoon Print

Print shows Charles James Fox and Lord North performing on a stage before an audience including the Prince of Wales with his mistress, Mary Robinson, also, Admiral Keppel, the Earl of Portland, Lord Cavendish, ... More

Shodan. Book illustration from Library of Congress, Shunsh Katsukawa

Shodan. Book illustration from Library of Congress, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows a confrontation between a court official and a lesser official with his wife standing nearby, following an offense by the court official; this sets the stage, in later acts, for the lesser official'... More

Fūryū onna shikisanba, Utagawa Toyokuni

Fūryū onna shikisanba, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print shows three women (or the male actors portraying women) in the role of the three old men who typically perform the Okin Shikisanba, a sacred ceremonial no dance. Title and other descriptive information co... More

Seki no matsugae, Eishi Hosoda

Seki no matsugae, Eishi Hosoda

Print shows seven people, male and female, musicians and actors or dancers. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Seirō ban... More

Hunchback in the character of Richard, British Cartoon Print

Hunchback in the character of Richard, British Cartoon Print

Print shows an actor portraying Richard III in a tent on a stage, appearing through trap doors in the stage are a king, queen, prince regent, and another prince, all crying "Murder." Title from item. Caption: L... More

Tachibanaya ōmiya, Utagawa Toyokuni

Tachibanaya ōmiya, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print shows two actors, full-length portrait, one as a warrior sitting, the other as a woman standing behind the warrior. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print spec... More

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Print shows four women and a child watching two men dancing with a fan and a drum. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: one page ... More

Shakespeare--Hamlet--Prince of Denmark / painted by H. Fuseli R.A. ; engraved by R. Thew.

Shakespeare--Hamlet--Prince of Denmark / painted by H. Fuseli R.A. ; e...

Act 1, scene 4, from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, showing Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, and the Ghost, on platform before the Palace of Elsinor.

Shichidanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Shichidanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows two men (possibly Yuranosuke and one of Moronô's spies) and a woman (possibly Okaru) at a brothel. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in ... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūichidanme, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūichidanme, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a mentally disabled old man, a samurai carrying a lantern (one of the 47 Rōnin), and the goddess figure Otafuku; at the time of the attack on Moronô's home.

Nidanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Nidanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a young man (Rikiya) speaking to a young woman (Konami), they are observed by an older man (possibly Yuranosuke, Rikiya's father, or Honzo, Konami's father). Title and other descriptive information ... More

Hachidanme, Forty Seven Rōnin

Hachidanme, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows two women (one probably Konami on her bridal journey to Rikiya's home) in a landscape setting with Mount Fuji in the background.

Sandanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Sandanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a woman (possibly Okaru), a little man (possibly Moronô's servant Bannai), and another man (possibly Honzo or Kampei). Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Shodan, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Shodan, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows actors in the roles of Moronō (Kira Yoshinaka) propositioning Lady Kaoyo, Enya's wife, and Wakasanosuke (a noble offended by Moronō's behavior). Title and other descriptive information compiled by N... More

Kudanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kudanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows two women (Konami and her stepmother Tonase) and another person (possibly Oishi, wife of Yuranosuke) standing behind a screen, listening to them. Title and other descriptive information compiled by ... More

Rokudanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Rokudanme, print by Utamaro Kitagawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows two men (one is probably Kampei) and a young woman (probably Okaru). Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Ch... More

Yodanme, Forty Seven Rōnin

Yodanme, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows an old man (possibly Yuranosuke), a woman (probably Lady Kawayo), and a young man (possibly Rikiya).

[Vignettes of supernatural beings and mythical events possibly related to Japanese theater]

[Vignettes of supernatural beings and mythical events possibly related...

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portraying a woman; there is a fish with carving knife on tray in the background]

[Kyōgen play with four characters, two wear hats, one possibly portray...

Drawing shows an actor on the left, wearing a hat, approaching three actors, one also wearing a hat, sitting on the right.

[Kyōgen play with three characters, two with swords, the third lying down or feigning sleep]

[Kyōgen play with three characters, two with swords, the third lying d...

Title devised by Library staff. Signature or inscription in upper right corner. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prin... More

[Kyōgen play with two characters]

[Kyōgen play with two characters]

Drawing shows an actor on the left with short sword and holding a fan, on the right is an actor wearing a hat and standing on a bundle with his arms spread, as though about to fly. Title devised by Library staf... More

[Kyōgen play with three characters, one wearing a large hat and a disk over his nose]

[Kyōgen play with three characters, one wearing a large hat and a disk...

Title devised by Library staff. Signature or inscription in upper right corner. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prin... More

[Actors performing]

[Actors performing]

Print shows two actors, on the right, one appears to be climbing out of his costume to take the lid off a basket while the other actor crawls to the left. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noy... More

Gokuin sen'emon to okuri no onna

Gokuin sen'emon to okuri no onna

Print shows two actors in a kabuki play, one as a woman with a paper lantern standing next to Gokuin Sen'emon, one of the five chivalrous men.

Suehirogari, Katsushika Hokusai

Suehirogari, Katsushika Hokusai

Print shows two dancers, one holding a fan and the other holding a parasol. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. One page from an illustrat... More

Godanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Godanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows Yoichibei, an old man, returning home after selling his daughter, Okaru, to a brothel to raise money so that his son-in-law, Kampei, can redeem himself. Yochibei is being robbed and murdered by Sada... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūnidanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūnidanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows the night attack on the villa and the capture of Moronō (Kira). Scene from act twelve of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibun... More

Shigenoi kowakare, Utagawa Toyokuni

Shigenoi kowakare, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print showing a woman holding a tray of rice cakes?, standing over a man sitting on the floor next to a gameboard. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists... More

Yodanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Yodanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows several persons gathered for the ritual suicide, seppuku, of Enya Hangan (Asano). Scene from act four of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin. Title and other descriptive information comp... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Kudanme Historic map, Library of Congress, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Kudanme Historic map, Library of Congress, Forty Seve...

Print shows two women, possibly Tonase and Konami, and Honzō, looking at a map of Morono's villa, and Rikiya, standing, about to draw his sword. Scene from act nine of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin.

Jūdanme

Jūdanme

Print shows the Rōnin samurai dressed as police to test the loyalty of the merchant Gihei. A scene from act ten of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin.

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūichidanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūichidanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a scene during the attack on Kira Yoshinaka's home by the 47 Rōnin, with the samurai confronting Kira's guards and searching the grounds. Scene from act eleven of the play Chūshingura or the revenge... More

Nidanme

Nidanme

Print shows, in the background, Konami sitting inside a building, probably meeting with her lover Rikiya, who is not visible, though the hilt of a sword can be seen through the opening, at center is Wakasanosuk... More

Rokudanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Rokudanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows Kampei in the act of seppuku; a woman, probably Osai, the brothel-keeper who has come with the final payment for Okaru, is standing near Kampei, as a porter waits next to her sedan chair. Scene from... More

Utagawa Toyokuni - Bandō, Mitsugorō no Ukiyo Tōei

Utagawa Toyokuni - Bandō, Mitsugorō no Ukiyo Tōei

Print showing the actor Bandō, Mitsugorō, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of Ukiyo Tōei. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Shodan, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Shodan, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows three people (Lady Kaoyo, Moronō, and either Wakasanosuke or Enya Hangan) next to a large trunk representing the treasury. A scene from act one of the play Chūshingura or revenge of the 47 Rōnin. Ti... More

Shichidanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Shichidanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows Yuranosuke reading a long letter without noticing that Okaru, Kampei's lover, seated on a railing above, and Kudayū, one of Moronō's retainers, hiding under the veranda, surreptitiously read the let... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Sandanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Sandanme, Katsushika Hokusai, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a confrontation at the rear gate outside the shogun's palace between Sagisaka Bannai and two other men, who are Moronō's retainers, and Kampei, who is fleeing with his lover Okaru. Scene from act th... More

Hachidanme, depicting Mount Fuji, Forty Seven Rōnin

Hachidanme, depicting Mount Fuji, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows Tonase, Honzō's wife, and her stepdaughter Konami passing Mount Fuji on Konami's bridal journey to find Rikiya; many pilgrims are visible behind them traveling on the Tōkaidō Road. Scene from act ei... More

Komurasaki and Gonpachi, Utamaro ii, 1800-1820

Komurasaki and Gonpachi, Utamaro ii, 1800-1820

Print shows the samurai-turned-murderer Gonpachi and the young beauty-turned-prostitute Komurasaki. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. ... More

Utagawa Toyokuni - Segawa Rokō to Bandō Mitsugorō

Utagawa Toyokuni - Segawa Rokō to Bandō Mitsugorō

Print shows the actors Segawa Roko and Bando Mitsugoro as travelers, one carrying a large box suspended from a pole that rests on his shoulder. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sp... More

Is this a rattle which I see before me / Cruikshank., British Cartoon Print

Is this a rattle which I see before me / Cruikshank., British Cartoon ...

John Philip Kemble, caricatured, plays the dagger scene in Macbeth. In front of him is magically suspended a large watchman's rattle, labelled "a word to the wise". Text refers to the personal attack made on th... More

The centaur-ian manager / the caricaturist general fecit., British Cartoon Print

The centaur-ian manager / the caricaturist general fecit., British Car...

A satire on the equestrian performances at Covent Garden, with John Philip Kemble, as a mount for Mrs. Sarah Siddons, as a tragedy queen, with raised dagger. Behind the centaur's kicking hind-legs lies Comedy o... More

A parody on Macbeth's soliloquy at Covent Garden Theatre, British Cartoon Print

A parody on Macbeth's soliloquy at Covent Garden Theatre, British Cart...

Kemble as Macbeth, in Highland dress, declaims before the footlights; holding out a coin in his left hand, he staggers back, left leg forward. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Con... More

Utagawa Toyokuni - Sawamura Tanosuke no Oshichi

Utagawa Toyokuni - Sawamura Tanosuke no Oshichi

Print shows the actor Sawamura Tanosuke in the role of Yaoya Oshichi as she rings the bell at the top of the fire tower. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print speci... More

Yatsushi shikisanba

Yatsushi shikisanba

Print shows three actors in the roles of Senzai, Okina, and Sanbasō, on stage performing in the noh play Shikisanba (or shikisamba).

Utagawa Toyokuni - Sawamura Tanosuke no Yūsuke nyōbō Osen

Utagawa Toyokuni - Sawamura Tanosuke no Yūsuke nyōbō Osen

Print shows Sawamura Tanosuke, an actor, in the role of Osen, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, carrying a wooden bucket containing flowers. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichib... More

Segawa Rokō no Matsukaze

Segawa Rokō no Matsukaze

Print shows Segawa Roko, an actor, as Matsukaze, one of two sisters, with a shoulder pole carrying salt water from the sea.

Utagawa Toyokuni - Iwai Hanshirō no Sagoemon musume Oyone

Utagawa Toyokuni - Iwai Hanshirō no Sagoemon musume Oyone

Print shows the actor Iwai, Hanshiro in the role of Oyone, Sagoemon's daughter, full-length, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialist... More

The rehearsal or the baron and the elephant / G. Cruikshank, fect.

The rehearsal or the baron and the elephant / G. Cruikshank, fect.

A satire on the Covent Garden pantomime of 1812-13, which caused a sensation by the performance of an elephant. The elephant crushes under a fore-foot a bust of Shakespeare and a number of open books. Baron Ger... More

Godanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Godanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a man (possibly the outlaw Sadakurô) holding an umbrella, glaring at a man (probably Yoichibei) holding a lantern, cowering in the rain; Sadakurô will rob and kill Yoichibei. Title and other descrip... More

Kudanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kudanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a man (possibly Yuranosuke) and two women (possibly Tonase and her step-daughter Konami, or Oishi, wife of Yuranosuke) in a room with doorway to the outside in the background. Title and other descri... More

Jūdanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Jūdanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a masked man, one of the Rōnin, with a sword attacking Osono, the estranged wife of Gihei, in order to cut her hair to the customary length of a nun making it impossible for her father to marry her ... More

Taibi, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Taibi, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows three men outside a shed, one is carrying a large knife, another is carrying a lance and a lantern, and the third man appears unarmed. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken... More

Yanone gorō

Yanone gorō

Ceremonial arrowhead. Japan.

Kira Yoshinaka - Shodan, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Shodan, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a woman on the left, Kaoyo, wife of Enya (Asano Naganori), who has received a love letter from Moronō (Kira Yoshinaka), who is standing on the right, and, in the middle, Wakasanosuke about to draw h... More

Nidanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Nidanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows Rikiya, with sword and fan, standing next to Konami, kneeling on the floor, offering him a cup of tea. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūichidanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Jūichidanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows three Rōnin samurai attacking the entrance to Moronō's (Kira Yoshinaka) home. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the s... More

Kira Yoshinaka - Sandanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kira Yoshinaka - Sandanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows, at the entrance to a foot-bridge, a man (Kampei) with sword raised over his head, poised to strike, and standing next to him is a woman (Okaru), and lying on the ground is a man who is possibly one... More

Rokudanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Rokudanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows a woman, Osai, owner of a brothel, in a palanquin with porters at the front and back. She has come to Yoichibei's cottage to make the final payment for Okaru, Yoichibei's daughter. She is confronted... More

Nakamaru matsue no keisei miyako

Nakamaru matsue no keisei miyako

Print shows the actor Nakamura Matsue in an onnagata role as the keisei (courtesan) Miyako, standing at a gate in the wall around a city, beating a small drum. Title and other descriptive information compiled b... More

Utagawa Toyokuni - Seki sanjūrō no ukai kujūrō

Utagawa Toyokuni - Seki sanjūrō no ukai kujūrō

Print shows Seki Sanjūrō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, in front of a folding screen. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in ... More

Ofusa tokubei, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Ofusa tokubei, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Print shows a full-length portrait of a Ofusa, a young woman about to depart on a suicide journey in order to spend eternity with her lover Tokubei. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunk... More

Utagawa Toyokuni - Segawa kikunojō no hashihime (Genji Monogatari)

Utagawa Toyokuni - Segawa kikunojō no hashihime (Genji Monogatari)

Print shows Segawa Kikunojō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing in front of a screen, facing front, in an onnagata role portraying Hashihime (Lady at the Bridge, chapter 45 of the Tale of Genji). Title an... More

Nakamura karoku no kinokuniya koharu

Nakamura karoku no kinokuniya koharu

Print shows the actor Nakamura Karoku, in an onnagata role of the courtesan Kinokuniya Koharu, full-length, standing, binding her thighs with a long ribbon, from the play Shinju Ten no Amijima; a standing scree... More

Wolves triumphant or A fig for public opinion / R C [Cruikshank]., British Cartoon Print

Wolves triumphant or A fig for public opinion / R C [Cruikshank]., Bri...

"A corner of the stage (right) at Drury Lane, with a section of the pit in the foreground (left). Kean, as Richard III, postures before his tent, frantically flourishing his sword, and exclaiming Richard is not... More

Professor Cummings, the celebrated magician, vocalist, and comedian!!

Professor Cummings, the celebrated magician, vocalist, and comedian!!

"Piece-work!! Piece-work! Magic! ... Mystic arts! ... Dancing babies!" Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Hachidaime ichikawa danjūrō no sinie

Hachidaime ichikawa danjūrō no sinie

Print shows actors kneeling on a stage before an audience and other figures on the stage that have horns. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-... More

[Chinese market day bazaar, with a performance taking place on a stage in the background]

[Chinese market day bazaar, with a performance taking place on a stage...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in LOT 5090, no. 276. Purchase; G.V. Yudin; 1906. Forms part of: Yudin Collection (Library of Congress).

The tiger lilies, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

The tiger lilies, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1...

Caption: My dear Alphonso. Created and "copyrighted by W.J. Morgan & Co. Litho., Cleveland, O., U.S.A." Direction, Scribner-Drew Amusement Co. No. 7203. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Tsuri gitsune

Tsuri gitsune

Print shows a scene from a performance of Tsurigitsune (the fox and the trapper, or the fox hunter) where the trapper tries to coax the fox into taking the bait in a trap.

Kiralfy's grand spectacle of Paradise lost

Kiralfy's grand spectacle of Paradise lost

Includes portraits of Julia Seaman, Kiralfy Brothers, and others. "Printed by Stannard & Son, 7, Poland St., London ...." Copyrighted by Imre and Bolossy Kiralfy, 1874. Signed: R.J. Hamierton(?), London. Forms ... More

Interior of the Grand Duke's Theater - The audience during the performance of the thrilling spectacle of the march of "The Mulligan Guards" / J. B.

Interior of the Grand Duke's Theater - The audience during the perform...

Newsboys and bootblacks' theater, Five Points neighborhood, New York City. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 37, (1874 Jan. 17), p. 316.

[Advertising cards for play "Deacon Crankett"]

[Advertising cards for play "Deacon Crankett"]

Two identical advertising cards for a play by John Habberton, "Deacon Crankett," with the head of a baby and the message "One of 'Helen's babies' laughing at 'Deacon Crankett'" and one leaf-shaped advertising c... More

Babes in the wood

Babes in the wood

Colville Folly Company. Created by "H.A. Thomas Lith. Studio, 865 Broadway, N.Y.; copyrighted Feb. 1878 by H.A. Thomas, 865 Broadw., N.Y." Signed: Kendrick. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library ... More

F.C. Bangs as "Daniel Druce"

F.C. Bangs as "Daniel Druce"

K11706 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Village blacksmith. Created and "copyright Metropolitan Litho. Studio, 29 Warren St., N.Y., 1879." J.E. Jackson, agent. Signed: R. Muller. Forms part of: Theatrical poster ... More

Juvenile Pinafore, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Juvenile Pinafore, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 ...

Poster advertising H.M. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan as performed by children. K12760 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright Metropolitan Litho. Studio, 29 Warren St., N.Y. 1879." J.E. Jackson, agent. S... More

Robt. McWade as Rip Van Winkle

Robt. McWade as Rip Van Winkle

K13135 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright Metropolitan Litho. Studio, 29 Warren St., N.Y., 1879." J.E. Jackson, agent. Signed: R. Muller. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

M.M.O.P. H.M.S. Pinafore., American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

M.M.O.P. H.M.S. Pinafore., American vaudeville and popular entertainme...

K6997 U.S. Copyright Office Created by "Forbes Co., Boston." Murphy & MacDonough, proprietors. Poster advertising operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Oliver Twist - Nancy Sikes

Oliver Twist - Nancy Sikes

Theater poster showing full-length portrait of "Nancy Sikes." Purchase; Chisholm Larsson Gallery; 1999; (DLC/PP-1999:032).

Janauschek as "Meg Merrilies"

Janauschek as "Meg Merrilies"

Created by "Courier Lith. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Advertising card for play "Deacon Crankett"]

[Advertising card for play "Deacon Crankett"]

Advertising card for a play by John Habberton, "Deacon Crankett," with the head of a baby and the message "One of 'Helen's babies' laughing at 'Deacon Crankett'" affixed to a calendar from the Home Insurance Co... More

5th annual tour, B.A. Bamber's Dime Show travels, art, history, astronomy, fun, electricity : grand stereoptical dissolving views : scenes in many lands.

5th annual tour, B.A. Bamber's Dime Show travels, art, history, astron...

Program includes: pt. 1, The planetarium ; pt. 2, Natural scenery ; pt. 3, The ill-fated ship ; pt. 4, The highland lover's courtship for marriage ; pt. 5, Statuary ; pt. 6, Miscellaneous. Forms part of: Theatr... More

The lament of Oedipus, blind: "Oh, miserable am I"

The lament of Oedipus, blind: "Oh, miserable am I"

(DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Costumes in the Greek play at Harvard," Century, 23:77 (Nov. 1881).

Kiralfy Bro's. "Michael Strogoff"

Kiralfy Bro's. "Michael Strogoff"

N16297 U.S. Copyright Office "Copyrighted by Imre & Bolossy Kiralfy, 1882." Created by "Forbes Co., Boston." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kiralfy Bros "Michael Strogoff"

Kiralfy Bros "Michael Strogoff"

N16299 U.S. Copyright Office "Copyrighted by Imre & Bolossy Kiralfy, 1882." Created by "Forbes Co., Boston." Larger version of poster: POS - TH - KIR, no. 4a (C size). Forms part of: Theatrical poster collectio... More

Kiralfy Bro's. "Michael Strogoff"

Kiralfy Bro's. "Michael Strogoff"

N16298 U.S. Copyright Office "Copyrighted by Imre & Bolossy Kiralfy, 1882." Created by "Forbes Co., Boston." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The end of a bad show / J. Keppler.

The end of a bad show / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a scene in the "Grand National Congressional Theatre" at the conclusion of the performance of "Fair Promise Combination No. 47 - Great Reform Bill - Act I Tarif Reform - Act II Civil Service ... More

"A Russian Honeymoon" - Madison Square Theatre, N.Y. - Act II, last scene. Photographed in the theatre at midnight May 1st 1883 by Falk

"A Russian Honeymoon" - Madison Square Theatre, N.Y. - Act II, last sc...

One of the first flash photos of a theatrical event. Photo copyrighted by B.J. Falk in 1883. Photographic reproduction of this photograph maybe filed in LOT 4437C. Caption card tracings: Theaters New York; Hist... More

The invocation

The invocation

"After photo." (DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A Greek Play at Cambridge," Century, 28:414 (July 1884).

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