I am selling off large portions of my theatre collection, scrapbooks, programs, autographs, starting with my Sarah Bernhardt collection. This is an autograph from before 1900, I would estimate, based on the age of the cabinet photo. The photo was taken by W&D Downey, of London. Madame Bernhardt appears to be crying, in one of those strange operatic expressions she was so renowned for. A tear has fallen half-way down her left cheek (your right).
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