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January 9, 2013

Madge Rossell (fl. late 19th/early 20th Century),
English actress/chorus girl
(photo: unknown, circa 1895)

This halftone cigarette card of Madge Rossell was issued with Ogden’s Midnight Flake tobacco during the mid 1890s. Although little is known about Miss Rossell, she is recorded as having appeared in small parts in various musical plays, including An Artist’s Model (Daly’s, London, 18 September 1895), A Modern Don Quixote (Lyric, London, 21 May 1898), A Greek Slave (Daly’s, London, 8 June 1898), and Hidenseek; or, The Romance of a Ring, Globe, London, 10 December 1901).

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