A man sits in the corner having fun wearing a lady’s hat while he plays the mandolin. Beside him in a white wicker rocking chair, a young girl with a dark scarf around the collar of her white blouse holds a guitar. She has her long hair pulled back in a braid. The lady in the dark rocking chair is listening to the man with the mandolin. Her hair is pulled back in a bun, and her skirt is long and dark. 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. black and white photograph.
Grace Kendall, with her hand on her cheek, casually rests her arm on a decorative wicker chair. Grace has her hair secured back with a bow. Sitting in the wicker chair wearing a white dress with lace and ruffles, she looks like she could be daydreaming. Transcribed from the back 'Grace Kendal.' 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. black and white photograph.
Demetrius Compton is well dressed in his suit jacket, vest, white shirt, and tie with a circular tie clasp. Though his hair is thinning, a full, thick moustache can be seen as he looks slightly to his left. Transcribed from the back 'Demetrius Compton, Son of Samuel, b. June 25, 1827 d. Nov. 7, 1902 m. Nancy Beachy of Phineas M., b. June 1, 1804 d. July 4, 1858 of Robert, b. 1861 d. 1886 m. Lydia Brown.' 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. black and white photograph.
He may be tiny, but his happy smile is huge. In his long white dress he holds his arms out to balance himself. He is standing on the board walkway beside the porch steps for his photograph. 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. black and white postcard.
Pen and ink drawing (undated) of Irish-American stage actor James O'Neill (1847-1920), the father of American playwright, Eugene O'Neill. His portrayal of Dumas in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' at Booth's Theatre in New York in 1883 was widely-acclaimed as one of his best performances. Unfortunately, he will also be remembered for a series of embarrassing public scandals involving marital infidelity and a paternity suit. O'Neill performed in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902 in a revival of 'The Count of Monte Cristo,' and twice in 1903 in 'The Maxman' and 'The Adventures of Gerard.' The drawing is accompanied by an autograph card, signed by O'Neill in 1900.
Pen and ink drawing (undated) of American actor Edward Hugh (E. H.) Sothern (1859-1933). He was born in New Orleans, the son of famous comedic character actor Edward Askew (E. A.) Sothern. E. H. was a versatile leading man who became one of the great Shakespearean actors of his day.