Nineteenth Century Actors and Theater Photographs:

This collection, from the University of Washington, gathers over 600 images of actors and actresses from the mid to late 19th century. The performers in this collection were little known outside of major theater circles, and, thus, this collection presents a unique look into the ‘utility’ actors that made up the backbone of the American stage. This diverse collection of images ranges from costuming and  stage managers, to musicians and actors in blackface.