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Guide to the C. E. Stockdale Theatrical Cabinet Photograph Collection
MS-P016  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Separation Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: C. E. Stockdale theatrical cabinet photograph collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1895-1901
    Collection number: MS-P016
    Collector: Stockdale, C. E.
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises 97 cabinet photographs, mostly albumen, primarily of portraits of actors and actresses who performed in Chicago in the late 1890's through the early 1900's. Some of the more prominent individuals represented in the collection are: Maude Adams, Sarah Bernhardt, James J. Corbett, Edith Crane, Fanny Davenport, John Drew, William Faversham, William Gillette, Anna Held, De Wolfe Hopper, Edna Wallace Hopper, Wilton Lackaye, Nellie Melba, Lillian Nordica, Ada Rehan, John Philip Sousa, and Ellen Terry. Also included in this collection are photographs of Robert G. Ingersoll, Ida McKinley, and Chicago mayor Carter H. Harrison. Most of these photographs were autographed for C. E. Stockdale, with his annotations on the verso indicating the date the portrait was taken, and the date and location of the presentation.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    C. E. Stockdale Theatrical Cabinet Photograph Collection. MS-P16. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Harry M. Gerhard, ca. 1968.

    Processing History

    Fully processed by Adrian Turner, 2001.

    Biography

    C. E. Stockdale was an actor who collected photographs of well-known theatrical figures while living in Chicago. He gathered autographs for this collection by waiting near stage doors and in hotel lobbies. Harry M. Gerhard of Santa Ana, California acquired the photographs in 1933 when his family moved into Stockdale's Chicago home.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises 97 cabinet photographs, mostly albumen, primarily of portraits of actors and actresses who performed in Chicago in the late 1890's through the early 1900's. Some of the more prominent individuals represented in the collection are: Maude Adams, Sarah Bernhardt, James J. Corbett, Edith Crane, Fanny Davenport, John Drew, William Faversham, William Gillette, Anna Held, De Wolfe Hopper, Edna Wallace Hopper, Wilton Lackaye, Nellie Melba, Lillian Nordica, Ada Rehan, John Philip Sousa, and Ellen Terry. Also included in this collection are photographs of Robert G. Ingersoll, Ida McKinley, and Chicago mayor Carter H. Harrison. Most of these photographs were autographed for C. E. Stockdale, with his annotations on the verso indicating the date the portrait was taken, and the date and location of the presentation.
    Many of these photo mounts are printed with the name of the individual portrayed and the photographer. Photographs are arranged by surname of the individual portrayed.

    Separation Note

    One cabinet photograph depicting the popular stage actress Helena Modjeska as "Mistress Betty," taken in 1894 by Jan W. Idzikowski, was separated from this collection and added to the Helena Modjeska Collection (Collection number MS-R37) at UCI Special Collections and Archives.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Stockdale, C. E.--Photograph collections.
    Theater--Archival resources.
    Theater--United States--Photographs.
    Actors--Photographs.
    Entertainers--Photographs.
    Singers--Photographs.
    Theatrical producers and directors--Photographs.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Cabinet photographs--19th century.