Photos by "Byron, N.Y."
Although unidentified, these are photographs of Wm. A. Brady's lavish 1901
"revival" of the "Tom Show," probably taken by Bryon during the opening run of
the production at Brooklyn's Academy of Music. Several of them, along with
additional Bryon photographs, were used in 1904 by R. F. Fenno, publishers, in
EDITION of the novel.
These photos provide a dramatic sense of how Brady staged the
play, from the lavishness of the sets to the number of African American
"extras" on stage in some of the major scenes. "Eva's Pony," in the ARRIVAL AT ST. CLARES' had long been a feature of the typical
"Tom Show" parade.
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("LARGER" IS 1200 x 800 PIXELS.)
The Harmount Collection, The Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre
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