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Minnie Walton, c. 1874

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

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Minnie Walton (age 22 in 1874)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.