Julian Eltinge in the Fascinating Widow

Description (Brief):

Post card made by Kraus Manufacturing Co. in New York, New York, in 1911. Card number K. 205, is made of off-white paper card stock with black ink. There is an image of actor Julian Eltinge in "drag" costume on the front of the postcard. The back of the card is printed with information about the musical play The Fascinating Widow, starring Julian Eltinge, at the Nixon Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday, January 30th, 1911.

Description (Brief)

Julian Eltinge, born William Julian Dalton (1881-1941), was an American actor and female impersonator. Eltinge began his career in vaudeville and acheived his greatest sucess in the 1910 musical comedy The Fascinating Widow, written by Otto Hauerbach specifically for Eltinge. The play premiered in Atlantic City, New Jersey, then toured the United States for 10 months before appearing on Broadway in September 1911. Eltinge is considered to be one of the greatest female impersonators of the 20th century.

Date Made: 1911

Depicted (Sitter): Eltinge, Julian

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0311.01Accession Number: 2014.0311Catalog Number: 2014.0311.01

Object Name: post card

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 14.605 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-be55-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1691682

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