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Lillian Russell in Nadjy
Additional title: Nadji.
Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.) (1853-1925) (Photographer)
Chassaigne, Francis. Nadjy (1850?-) (Composer)
Murray, Alfred (Librettist)

Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file



Lillian Russell

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1889
Place: New York
Publisher: Falk
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-PHO (A) Russell, Lillian, no. 18-19
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
Musical theater -- United States
Operas & operettas -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1881-1890
Content: Images have hand-written numbers, 25 and 27, above the copyright notice.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Content: Lillian Russell in costume for the operetta Nadjy, music by Francis Chassaigne, libretto by Alfred Murray, based on Les Noces Improvisees by A. Liorat and A. Fonteny.
Content: Nadjy (sometimes spelled Nadgy or Nadji) was performed at the Casino, New York, N.Y., Jan. 21-May 8, 1889, and Miss Russell performed excerpts at two benefits during the run. Russell's role in the operetta was as the Princess Etelka and these images were from the third act in which she appeared dressed as a Hungarian officer.
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Photographs
Statement of responsibility: cabinet photographs by Falk.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 cabinet photographs : b ; 17 x 11 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14520696
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 87796540-ff8c-012f-a59d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Creator Born
  • 1889: Created
  • 1925: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Lillian Russell in Nadjy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1889.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Lillian Russell in Nadjy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2020.

APA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1889). Lillian Russell in Nadjy Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Lillian Russell in Nadjy