1889-1899. Full-length portrait in costume in an unknown role, signed and inscribed on verso, with studio name Morrison and address at the Haymarket Theatre in Chicago printed in gilt to lower margin. 164 x 107 mm.
Slightly worn, browned, and faded.
"A clever and talented actress is Nettie Black, and she has gained a thoroughly good stage training in both dramatic and operatic companies... Many of our theatregoers will doubtless recall her work at the Casino a number of years ago when she sang with... Lillian Russell in 'The Grand Duchess' and Pauline L'Allemand in 'Indigo.' In more recent times, Miss Black has figured conspicuously with such stars... as... Marie Dressler... in the La Salle Theatre, Chicago... in 'Louisiana,' the big spectacle at the St. Louis Exposition...— all this in the line of musical comedy, while in more serious dramatic productions she has appeared with Kathryn Kidder in 'An Eye for an Eye' ". The Actors' Birthday Book, second series (New York: Moffat Yard & Co., 1908), p. 141.
William McKenzie Morrison maintained his studio at the Haymarket Theatre from 1889 to 1899. http://broadway.cas.sc.edu/content/william-mckenzie-morrison. Item #23839
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