ELIZABETH PONISI - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 10/27/1887 - HFSID 304669
ELIZABETH PONISI Her signed quotation from Longfellow's Evangeline, given at Wallack's Theatre in New York Autograph Quotation signed: "Silently, fire by fire, in the infinite/meadows of
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Her signed quotation from Longfellow's Evangeline, given at Wallack's Theatre in New York
Autograph Quotation signed: "Silently, fire by fire, in the infinite/meadows of heaven,/Blossomed the lovely stars, the/forget-me-nots of the Angels'/Longfellow/Yours truly/Elizabeth Ponisi/Wallach's Theatre/New York October 27th 1887", 4½x3¾ card. English-born actress Elizabeth Ponisi (Wallis), 1818-1899), born Elizabeth Hanson, performed mainly on stages in the United States. By 1870 she already had four Broadway credits, beginning with Ingomar (1851). Beginning in the 1870s she was leading lady at Wallack's Theatre for 17, playing Shakespearean roles such as Lady Macbeth and Hamlet's mother Queen Gertrude, and many other aristocratic and older women. Here she quotes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline. Soiled at corners of face (not affecting signature). Vertical crease through center (lightly affecting signature). Mounting residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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