Sir Charles Wyndham as "Davy Garrick."

Scope and Content

One cigarette card with illustration of sir Charles Wyndham.

Text on the reverse of the card reads:

The veteran, born in 1837, was originally intended for the medical profession. He served in the Federal Army during the early part of the American Civil War, returning to England in 1865, when he began his stage career, which was one of conspicuous success. No name stood higher on the roll of histrionic fame, and the knighthood which came to him in 1902, was the fitting climax to his many years of good work. He has played his famous part of "David Garrick" in several European capitals, accompanied by Miss Mary Moore (now Lady Wyndham) as "Ada Ingot."


Please note that on the back of the card the word "roll" should be spelt "role" due to the context:

"No name stood higher on the roll of histrionic fame"

This could be a typo from 1916 or perhaps the spelling changed later in the 20th century.