Lotta Crabtree, c. 1870

Lotta Crabtree, c. 1870
Fri, 07/30/2021 – 10:56

Lotta Crabtree was a well-established star touring with her own company when she asked Napoleon Sarony to create this promotional portrait. Mirroring her theatrical persona, she poses in her popular guise as an innocent but—paradoxically—knowing ingenue.

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Napoleon Sarony, New York, New York
Lotta Crabtree, c. 1870
Albumen silver print
Museum of the City of New York, gift of Mrs. F. S. Haslett, 1953

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