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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Charlotte Cushman, Actress

b. July 23, 1816 
d. February 18, 1876

Charlotte Cushman: Original Photo, 1870
It's always wonderful to find such shining gems from 19th century LGBT history. You can learn more about this fascinating woman on Wiki.
She was America's greatest 19th century tragic and dramatic actress during the eras of Edwin Forrest and Edwin Booth. She performed in England many times, and she had fond friendships with a number of women, one of the few semi-openly lesbian performers of her time. A rare original photograph circa 1870 of Charlotte Cushman.

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