On the reverse:
Miss Viola Allen. She was born in the South but went to Boston when she was three. After her debut in 'Esmeralda" in 1882, she became a leading lady to John McCullough, Lawrence Barrett, and Salvini.
Period Paper has obtained a lovely collection of images of stage and opera artists of the late 19th century, published in Chicago in 1894. Whether your interest is in genealogy-- searching for an image of a long lost relative, or in the history of the opera or the stage, we hope you enjoy this splendid collection.
This 117+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine. No creases. No tears. There are some light black lines in the second image.