Carte de visite, 4" x2 3/8" . Ca. 1860s bust view o the noted actor Edwin Booth. No photographer's imprint, however taken from the negative and not a pirated image. Good tonality and contrast, original period pen id on verso.
Edwin Booth (1833-93), U.S. actor. One of the first great American actors, Edwin Booth also won great fame in England. Born in Bel Air, Md., into a family of actors, he was the brother of actor John Wilkes Booth. He was the foremost American tragedian of his day who is remembered as one of the finest performers of Shakespeare's Hamlet. His other Shakespearean roles included King Lear, Othello, Richard III, Shylock, and Macbeth.