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December 29, 2012

Harry Rose (fl. late 19th/early 20th Century), American actor/comedian (photo: unknown, USA, circa 1900)

This real photograph cigarette card of Harry Rose was issued in England about 1900 with Ogden’s Guinea Gold Cigarettes. A comedian of this name, working at the time at the Garrick Theatre, Broadway, murdered his wife in 1902 because she had taken a lover. He is said to have been sentenced to 19 years’ in Sing Sing prison, commuted to just over seven years.

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