Julian Eltinge in the Fascinating Widow

Julian Eltinge in the Fascinating Widow

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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.

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.

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Object Name
post card
date made
depicted (sitter)
Eltinge, Julian
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 14.605 cm x 8.89 cm
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