Guide to the St. Felix Sisters' Scrapbook

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0294
Creators:
St. Felix Sisters
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1880-1904
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook contains newspaper reviews & theatre programs in which the St. Felix Sisters are named, and which covers the period from April, 1880 to November, 1898.
The scrapbook also contains a newspaper article on the death of President Garfield, and article about Greenwood Cemetery where many "stage artists" were buried in the public lots, and an engraving titled "Puck and the Fairies" (Midsummer Night's Dream).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The three Felix sisters, Henrietta, Clementina and Charlotte, performed in theatre companies, such as Tony Pastor's Vaudeville Theatre, and the D'Oyly Carte and E.E. Rice's Opera Comique Company. A fourth sister, Leonora, died in 1880. Their act consisted of original song and dance sketches which were described as "refined and elegant." They had a great variety of costumes of "richness of fabric and elegance of design."
On their annual tours with the vaudeville companies they performed in cities across the United States and in Montreal, Canada. Between 1887 and 1888 they toured Europe, playing for seven months in London; then in Paris, Vienna, Hanover, Dresden, Berlin and Rotterdam.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Archives Center staff.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Container
1

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
St. Felix Sisters' Scrapbook, 1880-1904, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Warshaw Collection, February 1988.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater programs -- 1880-1910 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women entertainers -- 1880-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Entertainers -- 1880-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 1880-1910 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 1880-1910 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Entertainment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vaudeville -- 1880-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burlesque (Theater) -- 1880-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater -- 1880-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
E.E. Rice's Opera Comique Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Felix, Charlotte Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Felix, Henrietta Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Felix, Clementina Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tony Pastor's Vaudeville Theater Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Felix, Leonore Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D'Oyly Carte (theater company) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives