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Sarah Bernhardt, 1844-1923
Literary File, Photography Collection

15 items

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Sarah Bernhardt Literary File consists of 15 photographs, most of which are images of or pertaining to the actress Rachel (a.k.a. Elisa Felix). An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Bernhardt, S., unless otherwise indicated.

Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P4-P11 Portraits of Rachel, some of which show her in costume portraying various characters (P4-P7 are copy prints; P8-P11 are photographic reproductions of portraits in other media).
*P12 Photographic reproduction of a book illustration of Le Comte Walewski (father of a natural son with Rachel).
* P13Photographic reproduction of an engraving of Le Comte Walewski.
* P14Portrait of Joseph-Isadore Simpson (Rachel's teacher).
*P15 Portrait of the poet José-Maria de Heredia.
*P17Copy print of a group portrait (by Charles Barenne & Cie.) of 2 men and 3 women, all unidentified.
*P18 Photographic reproduction of a pastel sketch of an unidentified boy.
NV:LF BoxesP13 Badly degraded 8"x10" diacetate copy negative which correspondends to P13.

Index of Photographers

Goupil & Cie.--P14

Sarah Bernhardt Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 28 June 2007)

Reference queries to: photography@hrc.utexas.edu

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