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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US double-weight matte photograph of silent film actors and comedians HARRY BOOKER AND ALICE DAVENPORT c.1915.

Taken during their association with the Triangle Film Company's "Keystone Comedies" brand (headed by Mack Sennett) for a comedy short (which could be from From Patches to Plenty (1915)), the couple are depicted in an interior full-length publicity shot that was taken by the acclaimed Hollywood photographer, Albert Witzel. This example features Witzel's actual hand-signed signature and is in fine+ condition with a credit stamp on the verso in blue ink to Witzel.

*"Harry Booker was born in 1850 in Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Hottentot (1922), The Cannon Ball (1915) and Pills of Peril (1916). Booker appeared in vaudeville as part of “Canfield and Booker” team and entered silent films with Mack Sennett in Keystone comedies. He died on June 28, 1924 in San Diego, California.


Alice Davenport (née Shepphard; February 29, 1864 – June 24, 1936) was born Alice Shepphard in New York City and was a film actress. She made her stage debut at age five and later appeared in 140 films between 1911 and 1930. Davenport married silent actor, director, and talkie character actor Harry Davenport and they divorced in 1896. Actress Dorothy Davenport was their daughter. She married, secondly, to Edwin H. Morse and eventually died in Los Angeles, California."

*(source: IMDb



HARRY BOOKER & ALICE DAVENPORT (c.1915) 8x10 Double-Weight Photograph By Witzel

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