Irene Worrell (b.1849)

Irene, together with Jennie and Sophie, appeared as the Worrell Sisters, a singing and dancing act. Irene and Jennie were famous for their "inimitable double clog dance." They performed in both the legitimate theater and burlesque. In 1858 the sisters made their debut in San Francisco at a "place of amusement," then went on tour in Australia. Months later they debuted at the respectable Metropolitan Theatre in San Francisco. Arriving in New York in 1866, the sisters made their first appearance at Wood's Theatre, in the burlesque known as "Elves." The family managed the Worrell Sisters' New York Theatre from 1867 to 1869. Irene poses in a short, fringed dance costume, with an elfish hat, at the Howell studio in New York City, circa 1862.

1865 circa 5 years
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William R. Howell (New York)
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