Cdv photograph, 4" x 2 1/4"; C.D. Fredricks, NY backmark. Period pen id on verso. Very slight trimmed on top of mount, o/w Fine cond, with strong Tonality and contrast.
EDWIN FORREST (1806-1872), American actor, made his first stage appearance in 1820; in 1826 had a great success as Othello. His last appearance was as Richelieu in 1871. He died on the 12th of December 1872. He had amassed a large fortune, much of which he left by will to found a home for aged actors.