"MINNIE FRENCH" PORTRAIT BUTTON OF C. 1896 ACTRESS FROM HAKE COLLECTION & CPB.
7/8" c. 1896 with W&H back paper that also includes text "Compliments Of Innocent Kidd." That was apparently her last role. Earlier she starred with her twin sister Helen and she began her vaudeville career at 14. She was married to Charles Evans, one of the proprietors of the Herald Square Theater. She died at age 36 in 1899 never recovering from a leg broken while cycling during the summer, 1898. Hake book Collectible Pin-back Buttons photo example Stage, Theater, Vaudeville, Magicians & Occult Section #1012. Exc. and displays Mint. Only example we know of.
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