Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 14 February 2009

Lily Brayton (1876-1953), English actress,
as Viola in Herbert Beerbohm Tree's production of
Twelfth Night,, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 5 February 1901

Lily Brayton

Lily Brayton as Viola

(photo: probably Lizzie Caswall Smith, London, probably 1901)

This 'Lychno' process carbon printed postcard, no. E 723, was published by the Aristophot Co Ltd of London, probably in 1908, the year in which the company's cards were first marketed in the United Kingdom, or soon afterwards. It shows Lily Brayton in the role of Viola in Herbert Beerbohm Tree's production of Twelfth Night, which opened at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, on 5 February 1901. Miss Brayton reappeared in the same role for Tree the following year, when Twelfth Night opened at His Majesty's Theatre, London, on 2 June 1902.

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