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JOHN DREW JR. - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 9/1908 - HFSID 19428

JOHN DREW, JR. Autograph note from the American stage actor with 5¾x8¾ black and white photograph affixed, signed in black ink Autograph Note Signed: "To/ Russell Hastings Millward/ from/ John Drew./ Sept. 1908." in black ink. 5¾x8¾.

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Reg. $700.00

Condition: slightly creased, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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JOHN DREW, JR.
Autograph note from the American stage actor with 5¾x8¾ black and white photograph affixed, signed in black ink
Autograph Note Signed: "To/ Russell Hastings Millward/ from/ John Drew./ Sept. 1908." in black ink. 5¾x8¾. Photograph by Saxony (imprint at lower right corner) affixed, b/w, 3¾x5¼. In the year he penned this note, Drew appeared on Broadway in Jack Straw.John Drew, Jr. (1853-1927), the eldest son of American Shakespearean actors John Drew (1827-1862) and Louisa Lane Drew, made his acting debut in Philadelphia in 1873 under the management of his mother. By 1879, he was the leading man in Augustin Daly's Company and was equally popular with audiences and caricaturists. Drew, who was best known for his characterization of Petruchio, made his Broadway debut in 1902 (The Mummy and the Humming Bird) and appeared in numerous plays on the Great White Way until 1927. His sister, Georgiana, married Maurice Barrymore and was the mother of actors Lionel, Ethel and John Barrymore. Drew acted with his niece and nephews at the Waldorf-Astoria in the 1890s. Photograph is lightly rippled at upper portion, touching forehead. Paper is lightly soiled. Slightly creased at upper portion. Otherwise, fine condition.  

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