Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mary Anderson as Perdita -- September 7, 2010

Henry Van Der Weyde was a son of Doctor Peter Henri Van Der Weyde. After service in the American Civil War, Henry emigrated to England, where he became a pioneer in taking photographs using artificial light. In this 1887 photo, taken in London, he shows American actress Mary Anderson as Perdita, daughter of Leontes, King of Sicily in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. It is from the collection of the Library of Congress.

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