5. Lady Bancroft as "Peg Woffington" in "Masks and Faces".

Scope and Content

One cigarette card with illustration of Lady Bancroft

Text on the reverse of the card reads:

(Marie Wilton), who came of an old Gloucestershire family, married Squire Bancroft in 1867.Her debut on the stage wasmade as a child in the provinces, and her earlier appearances in London were at the Strand Theatre. Her chief successes were, of course, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, where she was joint manager with her husband. The productions included comedies by Tom Robertson: "Ours" "Caste;" "Play," "School," etc. Lady Bancroft is, with her husband, part authoress of a delightful book of reminiscences.