Portraits of Miss Kitty Lord

The Hana Photo Studios in London shot most of these promotional portraits of Kitty Lord in her stage costume, likely during the beginning of the twentieth century. With her title of the “Eccentric English Actress” often featured in French, these postcards were geared towards a more international audience than Kitty’s home in London. Though the postcards in this collection are unsent, the actress or her agents could have distributed these portraits to her admirers and audiences during her tours, spreading the word about her acts abroad. Therefore, such postcards acted as a form of advertisement, commodifying the image of the actress. 

January 2017



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