1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON by Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig
1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON By Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig
Cabinet Card of Prima Donna AMY GORDON in falling "snow." Photographed by Celebrity Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig in his Chicago Studio circa 1880. Printed card mount, 6.5" x 4.25". VERY GOOD Condition: some light signs of age and wear, and light smudging/small staining on the image, otherwise a sharp, bright image.
SIGNED and Inscribed by Amy Gordon in red ink on rear: " To Mrs Stevens / from / "Emma" / Amy Gordon Morgan / Kansas City "
Amy Gordon was the Prima Donna of her own Musical Theater Company, The Amy Gordon Opera Company. An accomplished artist she was active from the late 1870s through the 1890s. She performed with various entertainment organizations including the D'Oyly Carte Comedy Opera Company, W.C. Mitchell's Pleasure Party, Rice's Surprise Party Theater Company, Grenier's, and the Bijou Comic Opera, performing grand burlesque comic extravaganzas at iconic venues across the United States from Broadway to Chicago, San Francisco, London, and the British provinces. She was married to fellow entertainer W. A. Morgan sometime in the 1880's until his untimely death in 1888.