Cabinet Card, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4". Standing portrait of Sarah Bernhardt. Copyright 1880 Sarony, New York.
Her stage career started in 1862, largely in comic theatre and burlesque. She made her fame on the stages of Europe in the 1870s, and was soon in demand all over Europe and in the United States in New York. She soon developed a reputation as a serious dramatic actress, earning the title, "The Divine Sarah"; arguably, she may have been the most famous actress of the 19th century.
Some light soiling and wear, t/l corner has crack with loss of emulsion, o/w VG.