This cabinet card photograph features stage actress, Helen Bancroft. Her portrait was photographed by esteemed celebrity photographer, Jose Mora. She is quite pretty and appears to be dressed in costume from one of her theatrical performances. Bancroft made three Broadway appearances between 1904 and 1911. “Music and Drama” (1892) wrote about Bancroft’s debut in the “Hunchback”, It appears to have been her first major role. The reviewer quotes another reviewer who stated she had “an attractive presence, pretty face and mellow voice(that) did much to win her audience”. Theatre Magazine (1905) had a less complimentary comment about Miss Bancroft. Apparently, she had “resigned” from a play because one of her costumes was an “unbecoming color”.  (SOLD)

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