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Theodore C. Marceau
Otto Sarony Co.
W. H. Babbitt

Time Period: 1890-1922
Location: 285 Fifth Avenue, NY, and branches in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Boston

"Sarony Studio bore one of the resonant names on Broadway, its founder, Napoleon Sarony, having been the greatest theatrical photographer of the 19th century. Shortly before his death in 1896, Napoleon Sarony sold the studio to the Burrow family with the stipulation that his son, Otto, be kept on as a salaried employee. Otto, before his death in 1903, complicated matters by selling his name to the photographic titan Col. Theodore Marceau, who owned a chain of studios spanning the country." © David S. Shields

elsewhere... profdash wrote on Jun 28, '09
"W. H. Babbitt was the photographer for the Otto Sarony Co., an outfit underwritten by Col. Marceau to bank on the Sarony mystique. Babbitt hailed from Pennsylvania originally, and did a set of superb portraits of female performers in the 1908 and 1909 Follies for the Otto Sarony firm."

See: New York: de Strelecki, Eickemeyer, Geisler, Marceau_vlad for additional photos.


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