Emily Rigl Cabinet Card by Mora Actress

This is an approximately 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" cabinet card in which it is wriiten in pencil on the back that this is 19th century actress Emily Rigl. It is from the Mora Studio of New York City. It is in real nice condition.

Emily Rigl was a dancer and actress from Holland. She danced in the chorus of the original "Black Crook" at Niblo's Garden in 1866 and went on to become a principal dancer. In 1879 the actress performed in "Assommoir" at the Olympic Theatre. Rigl continued to play on Broadway and performed in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the Academy of Music in 1901. Emily Rigl was the younger sister of Betty Rigl, who also a performer.

Rigl, Emily American actress who was born in Holland and first came to the US in 1866, with her better known sister, Betty, as a ballet dancer in the original production of the extravaganza The Black Crook . She was in the spectacle for two years but later gave up her career as a dancer to study elocution and acting. She was invited by Augustin Daly to join his company, where she soon became a respected actress. She won applause in such contemporary plays as The Big Bonanza (1875), Saratoga (1875), and Pique (1875) in which she acted with Maurice Barrymore . She also performed in the classics and received praise for her Olivia in Twelfth Night . She left Daly’s briefly in 1879 to create the
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