Posts Tagged ‘Woodburytype’


‘Young Nimrod’ – Master Charles Brown

March 24, 2013

‘Champion Shot of the World, as he appeared
‘before H.R.H. The Prince of Wales at the
‘Royal Aquarium, Westminster, Apr. 3rd. 1882.’

a Woodburytype carte de visite of Young Nimrod (fl. 1880s),
‘Young Nimrod’ (Master Charles Brown, b. Nunhead, Surrey, 1874), English boy marksman
(photo: The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co Ltd, London, 1882)

‘A TRUE ”SON OF A GUN.” – The ”Champion Juvenile Shot of the World,” now performing at the Aquarium, styles himself ”Young Nimrod.” But that he, of course, uses a breechloader instead of the older-fashioned weapon, he might have been more fittingly styled ”Young Ramrod.”
(from Funny Folks, Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, Portsmouth, England, Saturday, 15 April 1882, p. 2f)


Robert Reece

March 15, 2013

a Woodburytype ‘Wednesday Programme Penny Portrait’ of Robert Reece (1838-1891), English dramatic author
(photo: unknown, probably London, late 1870s)


Kate Talby and Rose Von Waldeck in The Yeomen of the Guard

March 10, 2013

a carte de visite sized advertising Woodburytype of (left) Rose Von Waldeck as Kate and (right) Kate Talby as Dame Carruthers in the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company’s ‘B’ Tour of The Yeomen of the Guard, United Kingdom, 1889
(photo: E.C. Porter, Ealing, west London, probably January 1889)


January 16, 2013

Lillie Tusdale (fl. late 19th Century)
(photo: Alfred Ellis, London, circa 1894)

This Woodburytype cigarette card of Lillie Tusdale, about whom nothing is at present known, was issued in England during the mid 1890s with Ogden’s Cigarettes.


Henrietta Polak

December 24, 2012

a Woodburytype carte de visite of Henrietta (otherwise Henriette) Polak (fl. 1880s/1890s), actress and singer, as she appeared as Patatout in The Old Guard a comic opera by H.B. Farnie, after the French, with music by Robert Planquette, which was produced at the Avenue Theatre, London, on 26 October 1887 (photo: Walery, London, 1887)

The Old Guard, Avenue Theatre, London, 26 October 1887 – ‘… Miss Henrietta Polak as Patatout, bugler of the Imperial Guard, sings very agreeably, and acts with a gaiety and animation which do much to render cheerful the scenes in which she appears…’ (The Standard, London, Thursday, 27 October 1887, p. 3e)