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Lot 1463

Adams, Maude (1872-1953). The most popular American actress for almost 50 years, Adams caught the public's eye at age 5 and had her first major hit in 1897, playing Lady Babbie in The Little Minister (a role the playwright, James M. Barrie, enlarged just for her). Adams was a major star after that, appearing in several notable Shakespearean roles and, in 1905, she starred in Peter Pan, a role Barrie had written with her in mind.

Signed Photograph ("Maude Adams"). Graytone cabinet card, n.p., "1898". Photograph by Pach Brothers of New York. Adams looks over her shoulder towards the camera in this bust-length portrait. With the exception of two very minor dings to the upper corners (noticeable only on close inspection) and a pencil ID verso, this card is in very fine condition.

An absolutely stunning portrait of the great thespian, her beautiful eyes riveting the viewer. Usually photographed in costume or in elaborate finery, Adams is pictured here in simple garb and this image, mounted on a gray card, provides one most striking portraits of Maude Adams we have seen.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.

Realized $150

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