Excellent cabinet card of the renowned actress Lillian Russell in a dramatic pose by Sarony of New York. On the mount recto stamped 'Lillian Russell' with Sarony's photographic logo. Numbered '4' in the negative. Rare cabinet card of this most-famous actress. Lillian Russell (1861-1922) was an American singer and actress. She began her career in light opera in 1879. When Tony Pastor introduced her at his casino in the early 1880s she became known as the 'American Beauty.' Russell eventually had her own company. The public enjoyed her flamboyant personality and her affair with Diamond Jim Brady is legendary. Image is slightly light; otherwise fine.
$125 No. 2519