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Sister Carrie
"A Strangely Strong Novel
in a Queer Milieu"
Curated by Nancy M. Shawcross
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Pennsylvania

Lillian Russell

W. M. Morrison
Photograph of Lillian Russell
Chicago, 1895

Although never mentioned by name in the 1900 publication, the actress Lillian Russell is referenced in at least two ways. The Casino, the theater mentioned first in Chapter XXXVIII, was the regular venue for the musicals in which Russell starred. In Chapter XXXIX a fellow chorus girl mentions "The Queen's Mate," a musical comedy by Henry Paulton, first performed in 1888 and frequently starring Lillian Russell.
Additional images of Lillian Russell can be found in the
Philip H. Ward Collection of Theatrical Images, 1856-1910

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