A GIRL AND A KNIFE: ACTRESS MISS RITA LEGGIERO IN “A WHITE MAN”

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of child actress Miss Rita Leggiero playing the role of “Little Hal” in “A White Man”. She is holding a knife and from the look on her face, I don’t think she intends to use the weapon to slice bread. Note Miss Leggiero’s black and white checked shoes. Wow! Also appearing in the play were well known performers Lewis Waller, Dorothy Dix, and Nora Lancaster. The photographer was the Foulsham and Barfield Studio. The postcard was published in England by the Rotary Photo Company (no. 4923 A). The message on the reverse of the postcard was written in 1908. The message is directed at a woman named Minnie, and the writer states she had a premonition that Minnie would have a cycling accident before Minnie told her she actually had one. The writer also expresses concern that Minnie may have underplayed her injuries. SOLD

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