Portrait of Mr. Joseph Jefferson

Portrait of Mr. Joseph Jefferson

John Higue Garo: 1870–1939 (born Armenia)

The Garo Studio was located in the Boylston Chambers building at 739 Boylston Street in Boston. (note: Garo also used another address for his studio at 747 Boylston. Sometimes referred to as the “Garo Studio Building” in photographic literature of the day, this location is believed to be within the same building.)

The Actor Joseph Jefferson: 1829-1905


Joseph Jefferson, commonly known as Joe Jefferson (February 20, 1829 – April 23, 1905), was an American actor. He was the third actor of this name in a family of actors and managers, and one of the most famous of all 19th century American comedians. Jefferson was particularly well known for his adaptation and portrayal of Rip Van Winkle on the stage, reprising the role in several silent film adaptations. Through his appearances in the latter, he is believed to be the earliest born actor to appear in a film. (Source: Wikipedia accessed April, 2018)

print notes recto: engraved in the print at lower right corner from the negative: Copyright By The Garo Studio Boston 1902

Portrait of Mr. Joseph Jefferson

Image Dimensions23.1 x 17.2 cm tipped along upper margin

Support Dimensions35.4 x 27.8 cm