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1891 Agnes Booth Actress Portrait New York City Theater History

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1891 Agnes Booth Actress Portrait New York City Theater History

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Agnes Booth Actress Portrait New York City 19th Century Theater History

Own a piece of history!  This 123+ year old ORIGINAL vintage print and article, Agnes Booth, was carefully removed from the Illustrated American Magazine, published in 1891.  Print size is 9 x12" Please note that there is print on the reverse side of this print. (00223)

Condition: Good Condition with some light toning and soiling to the pages due to age.

Agnes Booth (October 4, 1843 ? January 2, 1910), born Marion Agnes Land Rookes, was an American actress and in-law of Junius Brutus Booth, John Wilkes Booth, and Edwin Booth. She was born in Sydney, Australia, but migrated to California in 1858 at the age of 14.

She performed in California, attracting attention and gaining recognition, until 1865 when she moved to New York where she appeared at the Winter Garden (demolished in 1867). In 1866, she joined the Boston Theatre Company, of which she was a member for several years. In 1867, she was married to Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., its manager. Mr. Booth died in 1883, and in 1885 she remarried to John B. Schoeffel.

In 1878 she played Madeleine Renaud in the Union Square Theatre's production of "A Celebrated Case," the program noting that she had "kindly undertaken this part in order to strengthen the cast." From 1881 to 1891, she was with the Madison Square Company. After 1891, she went to Europe, then returned to the United States and resumed her work, appearing for a time from 1895 to 1897 in The Sporting Duchess and other pieces.

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