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Souvenir album: scenes of the play Ben-Hur
Additional title: Tale of the Christ
Additional title: Ben-Hur
Additional title: Treasures of the American Performing Arts
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911 (Photographer)
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 (Author)
Young, William (Author)
Kelley, Edgar Stillman, 1857-1944 (Composer)
American Colortype Company (Publisher)
Teal, Ben (Stage director)
Klaw & Erlanger (Producer)
Byron, Joseph, 1847-1923 (Photographer)
Brooks, Joseph, 1849-1916 (Stage manager)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York
Publisher: American Colortype
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ+ n.c. 27974.04
Religion in literature
Jews -- Persecution
Theatrical productions
Jesus Christ -- Drama
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Ben-Hur
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Creation/production credits: Copyrighted, 1900, by Klaw & Erlanger--Cover.
Statement of responsibility: Illustrations from flash-light photographs by Joseph Byron--Leave [2]
Content: Klaw & Erlanger's production of Gen. Lew Wallace's 'Ben-Hur'--Leave [2]
Statement of responsibility: Photographers include Rockwood and Joseph Byron.
Creation/production credits: Souvenir program for the stage production of Ben-Hur, dramatised by William Young, staged by Ben Teal, vocal and instrumental music composed by Edgar Stillman Kelley, and business direction by Joseph Brooks.
Biographical/historical: The stage production opened Nov. 29, 1899 at the Broadway Theatre, New York, N.Y. Other New York productions include one at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Dec. 1911, and another at the Manhattan Opera House, Nov. 1916. Film adaptations include the 1925 version with Ramon Navarro, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, and Francis X. Bushman, and another in 1959 with Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, and Martha Scott.
Physical Description
Photomechanical prints
Extent: [40] leaves : ill., music ; 26 cm.
Includes illustrated covers, music and songs from the drama, text from the original novel and the drama, illustrated with photographs from the stage production.
Type of Resource
Still image
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14568854
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f1fb7fb0-55e3-0135-a1a8-3515c1be6c64
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Item timeline of events

  • 1832: Creator Born
  • 1900: Issued
  • 1911: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Souvenir album" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900.

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Souvenir album