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Minnie Walton
, c.1874

by Fradelle & Marshall

carte de visite photograph (support: 10.5 cm x 6.4 cm, image: 9.4 cm x 6.0 cm)

Minnie Walton (c. 1852-1879) commenced her career as a singer, performing with William Saurin Lyster’s company alongside performers such as Henry Squires and Lucy Escott in 1867. By late 1868, she had married Lyster’s brother, Frederick, and was in San Francisco, where she made her acting debut. She remained abroad for the next several years, making an ‘arduous tour’ of the eastern USA in 1871 and also appearing in London during 1874–75 and again in 1877 following seasons in Melbourne and Sydney. She died in San Francisco at the age of twenty-seven.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012
Accession number: 2012.48