DOROTHY WARD : SWEET, PURE, INNOCENT, AND TALENTED ENGLISH STAGE ACTRESS

This vintage real  photo postcard features a sweet, pure, and innocent looking English actress named Dorothy Ward (1890-1987). Her specialty was pantomime and she often performed with her husband, Shaun Glenville. She made her stage debut in Birmingham in 1905 in the production of “Blue Beard”. She was an overnight success and went on to a successful career in theater. In fact, she was considered a mainstay of of British Music Hall and Variety for many decades. She was described by music historian, W. Macqueen-Pope, as a “handsome and striking woman, with auburn hair, wonderful carriage and fine figure…Tights become her, they are second nature to her and she understands pantomime and its topsy turviness”. The photo portrait used for this postcard was taken by Dobson Studios which was located in Liverpool, England. This postcard was published by Thomas Illingworth & Co. (T.I.C.). The company was a paper manufacturer founded about 1904. They produced the “Horse Shoe Brand” photographic paper in London England. In 1919 they were bought by British Photographic Supplies company, Ilford. An internet source states that the company produced postcards with horseshoe stamp boxes between 1919 and 1930. This postcard is in good condition. The card has a slightly faded appearance.

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