New York, NY: Newsboy, 1890. Autograph. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #027706
Autograph, "...identical. With thanks Faithfully yrs Wilson Barrett" British actor & playwright (real name William Henry Barrett) (1846 - 1904) "...an astute manager and entrepreneur who appreciated the value of publicity, which many of his fellow managers saw as vulgar and self-aggrandizing. He was devoted to the fellow actors in his companies, assisting them with their stagecraft and caring for their welfare with unflagging paternalism just as he diligently developed the dramatic talents of such writers as Jones and Caine. Though he may have been despised and rejected by many critics, his religious plays undoubtedly attracted new audiences to the theatre and provided enduring subject matter for the cinema...." (Victor Emeljanow in the ODNB) Approx. 2" x 3 7/8" size; old fold lines; album mount paper on back; in very good condition. (With) A Newsboy New York albumen photo cabinet card, identified in the plate with the actor's name; approx. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" size overall; a little edge-wear and darkening to the mount card; in very good condition.