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The Century Illustrated printed this ad for Coraline Corsets (Google Books):
|Google Earth spots the Warner Brothers buildings, restored, right and rotting, left|
|Warner Brothers, restored (Google Street View Aug 2011)|
|Warner Brothers, abandoned|
|Google Street View|
|Mary Anderson, actress|
Daily Alta California, Volume 83, Number 54, 23 August 1890
|winner of the first beauty pagent in America|
|Marie Roze, French soprano|
"... toured the United States with the Carl Rosa Opera Company from 1883 to 1889 and was particularly noted for her interpretation of the title role Bizet's Carmen."
|Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress|
"...She made her first American appearance on 18 November 1872, at Booth's Theatre, New York City, as Juliet. She was praised by American critics who echoed the acclaim she had received from London theatrical audiences."
|Alice Atherton, actress|
"One of the best-natured, adventurous performers of the 1870s-90s, this native of Cincinnati delighted contemporaries with her gift of impersonation."
|Kate Claxton, actress|
"She created the part of Louise in The Two Orphans and then became known as one of the best emotional actresses of her time."
|Amy Roselle, actress|
"...specialised in Shakespearean roles but also played parts in contemporary dramas..."
|Mary Anderson (again -- see above)|
|Mrs. Scott Siddons|
"Mary Frances Scott Siddons (1844-1895) was a member of the great acting dynasty established by Roger Kemble in the eighteenth century and the great-granddaughter of the famous actress of the Regency period, Sarah Siddons. She was born in India..."
San Francisco Call, Volume 80, Number 173, 20 November 1896:
I could not substantiate Warner Brothers' claim that any of these prominent women actually used Coraline Corsets. I doubt any of their contemporaries would have dared to ask them.
Nor was I able to find anything on the businesses using these cards to advertise. Please comment below or email me if you have any information on these establishments. Thanks!
Lithography on this post was by (Charles) Shober & (Edward) Carqueville. The Carroll Herald printed this ad for their business on January 28,1880:
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