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Jennie Lee as Jo. From Burnett's "Jo", adapted from Bleak House, by Charles Dickens.

Carte-de-visite). Elliott & Fry.

Published by London. Elliott & Fry., 1876
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1 p. 2-5/8" W x 3-7/8" H. Jennie Lee (ca. 1845Ð1930), a London -born actress, married to J. P. Burnett, a dramatist and actor, first appeared on stage in 1870 at the Lyceum For several years she was a member of the Union Square Theatre company in New York. She first appeared as Jo in "Jo", written by her husband in an adapation of Charles Dickens's "Bleak House" in San Francisco, at the California Theatre, in 1875. She scored a great success, which was repeated in 1876 at the Globe in London. This became her most successful part, which she repeated throughout her career into the 1920's; she became the most noted theatrical Jo of all time, and appeared in the part in 1921 in support of the Charles Dickens House in London. The photographer was the firm of Elliott & Fry (1863Ð1963), among the most noted Victorian and modern photographers in Britain. Political leaders (e.g. Gladstone), authors (e.g. Tennyson) and other notables (e.g. Charles Darwin, W. S. Gilbert), etc. were their subjects. Their mammoth invaluable archive was destroyed in a bombing in World War II; the residual archive is held at the National Portrait Gallery (London). Very Good. John Parker, Who's Who in the Theatre, (1922) p.483. Bookseller Inventory # 11121

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Title: Jennie Lee as Jo. From Burnett's "Jo", ...

Publisher: London. Elliott & Fry.

Publication Date: 1876

Edition: First Edition.

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