Chicago Theater History-Antique Photograph-English Actor Sir Johnstone Forbes, Signed on back to Chicago Blackstone Theatre

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This is a Albumen I think type photo with the actor Sir Johnstone Forbes Robertson, on the back in his hand writing it say's "Farwell Chicago Unit Blackstone Theater Oct 12th" and un readable to me maybe "4 weeks ?."

Published by J Caswall Smith The Gainsborough studio.

Sir Johnstone Forbes Robertson - 1855-1937, British actor and theatre manager, considered one of the finest actors of his time and the greatest Hamlet of the 19th century. He played leads in Henry Irving's theatre company, including Romeo, Othello and Lerontes. He was hugely successful in W.S. Gilbert's play Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith. He was knighted in 1913 - 8" x 10" autographed Photo. Condition: Good, contemporaneous with the original autograph.

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